Texas Bluebonnet Sundial Lupine Seeds

Texas Bluebonnet Sundial Lupine Seeds

Lupinus perennis

Item #1287

Also called Old Maid’s Bonnet and Wild Lupine, Sundial is native to the eastern half of the U.S. Naturalist Henry David Thoreau noted in his journal in June 1852, “No other flowers exhibit so much blue. That is the value of the lupine.” Create your own patch of the sky in any well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil. Ideal for wildflower gardens and mass plantings. Perennial in USDA zones 3-9.




Seedling Image

Perennial

Full sun

Blooms spring

2'-3' tall

Days to Emerge:
14-28 days (or longer)

Seed Depth:
1/8"

Seed Spacing:
4"

Thinning:
When 2” tall,
thin to
1' apart


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. Mild winter climates (including Texas, southern USA, CA and coastal): Sept. or Oct. Cold winter climates: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked in spring.

When to start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Start in pulp pots that can be planted directly into the ground without disturbing roots.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12-24 hours and/or nick with sandpaper before sowing.

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