Lupine Sunrise Planting Instructions


Plant lupine sunrise annual flowers to enjoy a touch of sunrise sprinkling your flowerbeds. These elegant spires grow to heights up to 3 feet and bloom prolifically throughout the summer and into autumn. Plant lupine sunrise flowers in a full-sun or partial-shade location for a striking summer display.

Step 1

Cultivate the soil down to a depth of 6 inches with the garden spade. Add 2 inches of compost to the top of the soil and work it in well with the spade. Rake the soil surface smooth with a rake. Prepare the growing area in the spring after the last spring frost occurs.

Step 2

Place the lupine sunrise seeds on the soil, spacing each seed approximately 1 to 1 1/2 feet apart. Cover the seeds with 1/4 inch of fine soil and tamp the soil down gently with your hands.

Step 3

Lightly water the newly planted seeds immediately. Keep the soil evenly moist during the germination time, which may be as long as three weeks.

Step 4

Pull weeds out carefully when they appear throughout the growing season to keep them from encroaching upon the lupine sunrise plants.

Step 5

Water the lupines if less than 1 inch of rain falls within a one-week period.

Tips and Warnings

  • Lupine sunrise seeds are toxic if ingested.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden spade
  • Compost
  • Rake


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