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Westcountry Red Rum Lupine

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Width 2 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3-9

The deep red flowers spikes of Westcountry Red Rum Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) rise nearly 3 feet from the ground, making a bold statement for people, butterflies, and hummingbirds alike. This stunning flower looks like it belongs in an open meadow, but it’s just as at home in a garden bed, border, container, or as a mass planting for the full red meadow effect on a hill or open area.

The red flowers show a subtle fleck of white for even more interest above the green foliage. Deer resist lupines, which leaves plenty of red flowers to cut for indoor arrangements. These flowers will shine just about anywhere, so if you can have only one lupine, put it in a focal spot of the garden or as a large container’s thriller. Red Rum should grow as a perennial in zones 3 through 9.

Westcountry Red Rum Lupine Care

Lupines are wildflowers native to the United States, and this hybrid boasts all their beauty and adaptability, plus some extra height and drama. It’s an easy plant to care for, especially considering the statement it makes in a garden. Place your lupine in a spot that gets mostly sun, nearly 6 hours a day or more.

Be sure the ground or container for the lupine drains well. Lupines need consistent watering, but should not sit in soggy soil. Adding some organic matter to the hole at planting time helps ensure good drainage. Top-dressing the plant with some compost around the root zone (and not too close to the crown) is the only fertilizer lupines typically need. To extend bloom time, deadhead fading flowers.

Westcountry Red Rum Lupine Spacing

For a mass planting, group several Red Rums together, especially on a slope. Space the plants about 2 feet apart from the center of each plant to account for their mature size.

Westcountry Red Rum Lupine Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Width: 2 Feet
Plant Spacing: 2 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Shade: Rosy Red Hue With White
Seasonal Interest: Spring Early Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green shades
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Uses: Border Plant Container Cut Flower Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Lupinus polyphyllus 'Red Rum'

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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.

1 Review - Westcountry Red Rum Lupine Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Vicki Jackson on Jan 4th 2022

    I love this plant so easy to care for. It is stunning in my garden and even pollinators love it. I truly recommend this plant!