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Growing bare root lupines

Lupines are like nature's paintbrushes, splashing gardens with vibrant colors on towering spikes. Today, we're diving into the delightful journey of planting bare root lupines. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, join us as we unravel the secrets to nurturing these stunning blooms in your garden oasis.



Step 1: Timing and Prep

Timing is everything in gardening, especially with lupines. As spring warms the soil, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get planting. Find a sunny spot with well-draining soil, the perfect canvas for your lupine masterpiece.


Step 2: Planting Magic

Here's where the real fun begins:

  • Gently untangle the roots of your lupine plant, treating them like delicate treasures.

  • Don't bury the crown too deep – it's the heart of the plant and needs just the right amount of soil cuddles.

  • If you're in a region with mild winters, consider planting in early fall for a head start on next year's floral extravaganza.


Step 3: TLC for Your Lupines

Like any new addition to the family, your young lupines need a bit of pampering:

  • Keep them hydrated, especially during their growth spurts. They're thirsty little things!

  • Sprinkle some mulch around their base – not only does it keep pesky weeds at bay, but it also helps lock in moisture, ensuring your lupines stay happy and healthy.


With their captivating blooms and easy-breezy charm, lupines are the ultimate garden companions. By following these simple steps for planting bare root lupines, you'll soon be rewarded with a kaleidoscope of colors dancing in your garden.

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