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Lupinus Popsicle Series-Mixed

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Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
 Common Name: Lupine

Popsicle Series-Mixed is a mixed seed strain of lupines that includes a wide range of blue, purple, yellow, red, pink, and bicolor flowers. They are about a foot shorter than the Russell Hybrids and bloom about 2 weeks earlier too.

Lupines really come into their own during warm, sunny days and cool nights and look especially lovely when grown in masses with similar varieties. A memorable sight for any garden lover, these beautiful plants grow into well-established clumps, with several stems rising up out of a single base. A bouquet of Lupines has no equal!

Origin: Native Cultivar

Characteristics:



Height:
  18-24 Inches
Spread:
  12-16 Inches
Flower Color:
  Multicolored
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
4,5,6
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
  Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
  Attracts hummingbirds
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Early summer
How's your soil?:
  Average Soil
  Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Prairie
  Cottage
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Cut flower or foliage
Fragrant flowers or foliage
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Grow Lupines in full sun or light shade. They require rich organic soil with slight acidity and good drainage. They thrive in cool climates, and find it difficult to survive in areas with extremely hot summers. Applying mulch around the root zone will help to keep the roots cool and will protect them over the winter. Deadheading spent flowers will prolong the bloom time, as well as rejuvenate the plants in cool areas. These plants tend to attract aphids, but this can be avoided by cutting them back periodically, or spraying for the pests before they become a problem.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Geranium 'Johnson's Blue'
Common Name: Geranium-Hardy
4,5,6,7,8
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Papaver orientalis 'Royal Wedding'
Common Name: Poppy-Oriental
3,4,5,6,7
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Paeonia 'Raspberry Sundae'
Common Name: Peony-Garden
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Aquilegia 'McKana Hybrids'
Common Name: Columbine
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Perovskia atriplicifolia
Common Name: Russian Sage
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Iris 'Before the Storm'
Common Name: Iris-Tall Bearded
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.