- 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
Lupines are a great way to add intense color and height to a landscape, and the WESTCOUNTRY™ Tequila Flame Lupine will not disappoint. The showy flower spikes are covered in evenly spaced blooms in shades of red and yellow. The tall flower spires are complemented by glossy green foliage made up of several leaflets. This fast-growing plant blooms from spring until early summer.
Lupines make striking mass plantings or borders, use them in landscapes, and they’re a natural focal point or specimen planting. The flower spikes can be trimmed and used as cut flowers so you can enjoy the blooms inside of your home. Pollinators like bees and butterflies are naturally drawn to the blooms, but this plant is deer-resistant. Grow the WESTCOUNTRY™ Tequila Flame Lupine in USDA zones 5 through 8.
WESTCOUNTRY™ Tequila Flame Lupine Care
Lupines need full sun, which means at least 6 hours of sunlight. This plant can handle partial sunlight, but it may not produce as many flowers in lower light. Water weekly and be prepared to step up the watering routine during a dry spell. This plant likes consistently damp soil, but it does not like to be soggy, so use well-draining soil. The soil should also be rich and have a neutral to slightly acidic pH.
Remove spent flowers to clean up the look, promote more flower production, and extend the blooming period. Feeding is not necessary if grown in rich soil. You can top dress the soil with organic compost or give the plant a boost by using balanced, water-soluble plant food.
WESTCOUNTRY™ Tequila Flame Lupine Spacing
The flowers of the WESTCOUNTRY™ Tequila Flame Lupine will reach 24 to 36 inches tall, while the plant typically spreads out 18 to 24 inches. When creating a mass planting or a consistent border, space plants 18 to 24 inches center to center.
WESTCOUNTRY™ Tequila Flame 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): Red, Yellow|
|Flower Description: Red-Yellow|
|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™ Tequila Flame 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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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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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.