- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
Tall flower spikes that emerge during the spring and summer are the hallmark of Lupine. This cultivar, the WESTCOUNTRY™ Rachel de Thame Lupine, is a Lupinus polyphyllus and boasts sturdy stems that support striking pink and white flowers. The showy flower spikes emerge from a Lance-shaped, glossy green foliage bed. This plant is a fast-grower that adds height and bold color to plantings.
Use these plants in borders, landscapes, mass plantings, or as a focal point. The tall flower spikes make lovely cut flowers. The beautiful blooms are also a draw for pollinators like butterflies and bees. The WESTCOUNTRY™ Rachel de Thame Lupine is a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.
WESTCOUNTRY™ Rachel de Thame Lupine Plant Care
Plant this Lupine in partial to full sun. This beauty needs at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight but expect better results with more light. Lupinus polyphyllus prefers consistently damp soil, so water when the soil still feels slightly moist. While this plant has high water needs, too much water can be damaging, so use well-draining soil to avoid soggy conditions. The soil should be rich and neutral to slightly acidic to support more growth.
Deadhead the Lupine to direct more energy into the plant and hopefully extend the bloom cycle. Lupines are not heavy feeders, especially when planted in rich soil. You can feed the plant monthly using balanced, water-soluble plant food.
WESTCOUNTRY™ Rachel de Thame Lupine Plant Spacing
This variety will grow 24 to 36 inches tall and cover 18 to 24 inches across. Place plants 18 to 24 inches apart when creating a mass planting or border. Give the plants more room when placed near trees or buildings.
WESTCOUNTRY™ Rachel de Thame Lupine Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Perennials|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, White|
|Bloom Period: Spring, Summer|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous, Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: WESTCOUNTRY™ Rachel de Thame Lupine|
|Scientific Name: Lupinus polyphyllus|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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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.