DaisyI said:Lupines are tough to start indoors - they don't like root disturbance. I have never been successful moving my Lupine babies from their starting pots to the big bad world.
But, I have been very successful planting the seeds out where I want them to grow in the fall. They will germinate in the spring and bloom their first year. Remember to mark the spot where you put seeds so you don't accidently plant something else on them.
Even though your daytime temps are now in the 80's, I would try to plant them out. If you put them in the shade of other plants (or make artificial shade) and keep them watered until they start to grow, you may save a couple. Don't disturb the roots - if the roots are already growing outside the cube, you will have a problem with root die back. Make sure the soil in your planting hole is soupy wet to lessen the chance of root destruction.
Good luck!! Keep us posted.
😀 Good luck with your Lupines!!
MonicaKingsbury said:I planted lupine seeds last year and the plants only grew to about 4" tall and never flowered. This year I have huge plants with gorgeous flowers already. Hang in there. It's always an experiment when I'm planting. I do notice that if I don't water them very well by the end of the day they are drooped over.