Lupine - Prairie Native $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - Lupine’s dense spires of bright blue flowers signal the coming of spring. Lupine is the only food plant for the larvae of the endangered Karner Blue butterfly. Plants grow 2' tall on sandy loams to very dry sandy soils. Will not grow well in clay soils. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4. Characteristics:  Perennial and hardy to zone 4 Plants grow to 2 feet tall Spires of bright blue flowers Prefers sandy loam to dry sandy soil 25 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Germination is greatly increased by a 7-day cold treatment in a slightly damp paper towel in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. Cold-treated seeds can be directly sown in spring or early summer. Untreated seeds can be sown outdoors in fall.   Sow 1/4" deep Germination 14-60 days Thin 12-15" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Tall Russell Lupine Flower $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - Well-balanced mixture of lupines with a full-color range. Perennial lupines are found growing wild from California to British Columbia. Steady improvements of the wild strains have been in progress by breeders for centuries. A great example of how flower breeders have taken a native species and selected for many different color combinations. A short-lived perennial, 3-4' tall. Characteristics:  Short-lived perennial Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall Flowers in reds, purples, yellows, pinks, and salmons Great for borders, ornamental plantings, and cut flowers 100 Seeds Instructions -Sow seeds indoors 1/8" deep. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be sown outdoors in early spring when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible, or in early autumn where winters are mild. Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 14-21 days Plant 24-36" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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