Botanical Name: Lupinus polyphyllus
Native: North America
Hardiness: Short lived perennial in USDA zones 4–7. Grown as annual in mild climates.
Plant Dimensions: 36"–48" tall
Variety Information: Multiple ½" flowers on spikes. May include white, yellow, pink, orange, red, salmon, lavender, blue, purple, and bicolors.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Late spring to summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. Sow in late fall or early winter for blooms the following spring. May also be sown 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, but will flower later.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
Days to Emerge: 15–25 days
Seed Depth: ⅛"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seed every 18"–24"
Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 18"–24"
Harvesting: For longest vase life, harvest in the morning when 1/3 of the flower buds have opened.