- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 1 - 2 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
West Country™ Towering Inferno Lupine, botanically known as Lupinus polyphyllus, lives up to its tall name. Head-turning displays of color and texture appear in early summer and will light the garden on fire! Densely packed, bicolor, orange to deep salmon-red flowers prolifically bloom on this stately perennial.
West Country™ Towering Inferno Lupine is a favorite of hummingbirds and butterflies. It has a straight, upright habit and very sturdy stems that reach heights up to 3 feet with a 2-foot spread. Towering Inferno is both deer and rabbit resistant and hardy in Zones 4-9. It's exceptionally beautiful both in the garden and as a cut flower in stunning arrangements.
West Country™ ‘Towering Inferno’ Lupine Care
Find a spot in your garden where West Country™ Towering Inferno Lupine will receive partial to full sun, at least 4-6 hours or more of sunlight per day. Plant this perennial in slightly acidic soil that is well draining. Adding a bit of sand will help with soil texture and drainage. Plant it in an area that is protected from strong winds.
Deadhead spent flowers to encourage further blooming. If you have rich garden soil, bury the dried seeds after deadheading around the root zone, and new seedlings may appear the following year. Apply a 2” layer of mulch around the plant in spring to help keep roots cool in the early summer and to help retain moisture. Cut back the foliage to a few inches above the soil level after flowering has finished.
West Country™ ‘Towering Inferno’ Lupine Spacing
Use West Country™ Towering Inferno Lupine as a border plant in a cottage/coastal garden. It makes a stunning focal point specimen, and is exceptionally showy when planted in groups. If planting in groups, space plants 18-24 inches apart on center, staggering rows to allow for its mature width.
West Country™ 'Towering Inferno' Lupine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Mature Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Orange, Pink|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|Bloom Period: N/A|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: N/A|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: West Country™ 'Towering Inferno' Lupine|
|Other Name(s): N/A|
|Scientific Name: Lupinus poly. West Country™ 'Towering Inferno'|
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.