Lupinus ‘Gallery Red’

(‘Gallery Red’ lupine)

Growth:  Clump-forming with upright flower spikes. A must for the herbaceous border, cottage garden, or massed in a naturalized setting. Prefers full to partially sunny locations in average to slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Dislikes wet feet.

Characteristics: In early summer, densely packed spikes of rosy red to pink pea-shaped flowers rise from a dainty mound of deep green palmate leaves. Self-seeding, although seedlings may vary in hue. Lupines are beneficial for fixing nitrogen in the soil and for their huge appeal for pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Good cut flower. Cut back spent flower spikes (although I leave some standing to self-seed.) Warning: harmful if eaten.

Size:   Height 18-24” (45-60 cm)  
             Width 18-24” (45-60cm)

Zone: 3  

On site:  1 gal $15.00