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Minarette Mix Lupine

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A stunning dwarf hybrid mix producing thick spikes of red, white, yellow, blue, and pink flowers; a tremendous visual impact massed in the garden, border plantings or in containers

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
20 inches
Average Landscape Width:
16 inches
Genus:
Lupinus
Cultivar:
Minarette Mix
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
towering
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
cut back in fall
Spacing:
14 inches
Flower Color:
red
Flower Bicolor:
yellow
Flower Form:
pea
Flower Period:
from late spring to early summer
Summer Foliage Color:
lawn green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
medium

Ornamental Features

Minarette Mix Lupine features bold spikes of red pea-like flowers with yellow overtones rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its palmate leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Minarette Mix Lupine is an herbaceous perennial with a rigidly upright and towering form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Minarette Mix Lupine will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in clay soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.

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