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DESCRIPTION: A stunning hybrid variety producing thick spikes of red, pea like flowers; a tremendous visual impact massed in the garden, border plantings or in containers
BOTANICAL NAME: Lupinus 'Staircase Red'
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 45-60 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 50 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Red
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Emerald green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average - Needs well drained soil
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Hummingbirds, Border, Cut Flower, Rabbit Resistant
Staircase™ Red Lupine features bold spikes of red pea-like flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its palmate leaves remain emerald green in colour throughout the season.
Staircase™ Red 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.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Staircase™ Red Lupine is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Staircase™ Red Lupine will grow to be about 18-23 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 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.
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. Parts of the plant are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.