Prairie Lupine - Prairie Native

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Prairie Lupine - Prairie Native

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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Product description

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

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