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Russel Lupine
Scientific Name: Lupinus Russel's Hybrids Hort.
Family: Fabaceae
Russel Lupine (Lupinus Russel's Hybrids)
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Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-7,14-17,34,36-45
USDA: 5-9

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -15F (-26C)

Heat Tolerance: Winter and spring annuals in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Hybrids with Lupinus polyphyllus and Lupinus arboreus in their parentage

Growth Habits: Clump forming perennial, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m) or smaller depending on variety, dwarf varieties are 18 inches tall (45 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, does better with moist soil

Propagation: Seeds, self-seed, but new plants won't look like parents, basal cuttings in spring

Lupines attract butterflies. The blossom of the lupines are great for cut flowers.
Russel Lupine (Lupinus Russel's Hybrids)

Cultural Practices:
Place the young lupine plants 18 inches apart (45 cm). They like a well drained soil rich in organic matter. Amend the soil with peat moss or compost before planting.

Propagation:
Soak the seeds for 24 hours before planting.

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