Family: Fabaceae

Scientific Name: Lupinus polyphyllus My Castle

Common Name: Lupine My Castle

DescriptionA very desirable perennial but somewhat picky about their growing site. In the proper areas they are easy to grow otherwise not. Lupine My Castle has brick red flowers on a 24-36 inch plant.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone4-6
Sunlightfull tolerates some shade
Moistureaverage to moist
Soil & Siterich, moist, well drained, slightly acid
Temperaturethrives in the color climates
Flowersshowy in terminal Red racemes, papilionaceous (butterfly-like), late spring to early summer.
Leaveslong petioles, palmatley compound.
Rootstap root
Dimensions24-36 inches tall with a spread of 14-16 inches
Maintenancedead head to prevent seed formation
PropagationTo increase germination the seeds need to be soaked or scarified (nick the seed coat). Cold stratification can also help
Misc FactsLupine My Castle is in the Russells hybrid group. Lupine is a derivation of lupus for wolf.
Notes & Reference#40-Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (Steven Stills), #79-Perennials For Every Purpose (Larry Hodgson)
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