Asked by: Bozhidar Parralejo
asked in category: General Last Updated: 30th May, 2020

How do you grow lupine?

Easy to grow, lupine thrives in cool, moist locations. It prefers full sun to light shade and average soils, but will tolerate sandy, dry soil. Plants develop long taproots, so loosen the soil to a depth of 12-20 inches using a rototiller or garden fork. They will not grow in clay.

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Keeping this in view, how do you grow lupines from seed pods?

Lay the seeds on top of the soil, spacing the seeds 12 inches apart. Cover the seeds with 1/8 inch of soil and sprinkle water over the planting area. Keep the soil moist throughout the germination process. It takes 15 to 75 days for lupine sprouts to appear when the soil is 55 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

Similarly, how tall do lupines grow? These herbaceous perennials can be between 12 inches and 5 feet tall, although some species grow up to 10 feet, and are notable for their bright flower spikes. They germinate reluctantly, making it important to plant lupines at the right time of year.

In this manner, do lupine flowers spread?

Individual lupines plants do not spread. As they get older the root gets bigger and sends up more flower stalks. Lupines, do, however, produce dozens of pealike seeds per plant, which are dispersed when the pods pop open in late July or early August.

Should I deadhead lupins?

Lupines generally bloom from late spring into early to midsummer, depending on the variety. When most of the flowers on a spike have faded and before they've dried and set seed, deadhead by cutting the spike off with a sharp knife or garden shears.

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