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How NOT to Grow Sunrise Lupine
  • keywords: howtogrow sunrise lupine, lupinus hartwegii spp. cruikshankii Sunrise
  • location: Chicago, Illinois, Zone5

Sunrise Lupine

All I got were pathetic, puny little plants like the one on the left with a tiny number of flowers on a weak stalk, nothing like the plant they show in catalogs. Plant seeds when the soil is warm otherwise they will rot rather than come up. If a seed doesn't sprout within about 4 days you can be sure it rotted away. One of these years I plan to test them in poor rocky soil in a very hot spot since this must be what they get in California where they originated.

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