Russel’s Prize Mix Lupin Seeds-30 Seeds

Russel’s Prize Mix Lupin Seeds-30 Seeds


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Russell’s Mix is one of the most decorative perennial plants thanks to its tall stalks bearing large flowers in a number of brilliant colors. Shades of pink, rose, red, white, yellow, and blue look gorgeous in a fresh cut bouquet or a backdrop to your garden.

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Growing Lupines


Lupin Growing

Seeds may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or sown directly in the garden, or sown using the winter sowing method, or grown from potted plants.

  • Stratify seeds (Learn how-to here)
  • Sow indoors using a seed starting kit or sow in flats.
  • Just cover the seeds lightly with seed starting mix
  • Keep the soil moist until seedlings emerge
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 10-15 cm beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off.” Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning.  This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.
  • Seeds will germinate best if the seed is stratified (Learn how-to here)
  • Choose a location in full sun or part shade with moist, organic soil. Sow in spring to early summer.
  • Work organic matter into the top 15-20 cm of soil; then level and smooth.
  • Sow evenly and thinly cover with 5 mm of fine soil.
  • Firm the soil lightly and keep it evenly moist.
  • Once seedlings emerge thin according to growing directions

If a plant is hardy in your zone, you can plant its seed any time in winter, regardless of the temperature outside. Sprouting will occur when warmth arrives, normally in spring. However, the seed can also sprout during some freak warm spell between weeks of frigid conditions. This is not a problem for perennials and hardy annuals. They simply know how to face the changing temperatures.

  • There is no need to stratify seeds when winter sowing
  • Chose your container and planting medium
  • Plant seeds anytime November-March 5 mm deep
  • Learn more about Winter Sowing here.

Before you sow seeds stratify them first.

Work your ground to ensure it is a nice loose soil and ready for planting.

Sow seeds 3 mm deep, mixing with sand helps to keep the seeds separated.

Ensure your soil is kept moist during the germination period.

Thin seedlings to 25-35 cm apart.



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