Texas Bluebonnet

Lupine Seed

$3.00


The Texas Bluebonnet Lupine produces stunning fragrant blue flowers with white tips that will attract many butterflies and bees to the garden! This Texas State flower blooms late July all through September. The Texas Bluebonnet is easy to grow and will adapt to many different growing conditions. Be careful as the plant and seeds are poisonous.

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Learning Download: How to Grow Lupine

Lupine is a spiky, vibrant flower reaching up to 4 feet in height. Lupines can be both annual and perennials. Lupines are frequently seen growing wild throughout the United States, where they serve as a host plant for larvae of endangered butterflies.

Before Planting: Scratch the surface of the seed or soak it overnight in lukewarm water to soften the seed coat. Seeds should be chilled for a week prior to planting.

Planting: Sow directly outdoors, dig the soil up as deep as 20 inches and break it up before raking the area smooth. Plant seeds 1/8 inch deep and 12 inches apart.

Watering: Water one inch per week early in the morning.

Fertilizer: Fertilize Lupine with a fertilizer that is hight in phosphorous, as it encourages the plant to produce more blooms.

Days to Maturity: Lupines will bloom beginning in the early spring and continue blooming through July.

Harvesting: Cut the flowers in the morning or early evening. Cut the stem at an angle with a sharp knife and cut longer than you think you need. Place in a vase filled with warm water immediately after cutting.

Tips: Lupines will add nitrogen to the soil, so you might opt to plant shade-loving plants beneath the lupine as a ground cover, where they will benefit from the nitrogen-rich soil.

 

 

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