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Lupine The Governor

Lupine The Governor

Put these fragrant, blue blooms to work while enjoying their unique flower form and amazing coloration. The Governor Lupine is an impressive variety that boasts tall racemes filled to the tip with bluish-purple flowers accented in ivory-white. Not only do the blooms look magnificent in borders and beds, but the foliage is also quite striking. Butterflies and other pollinators will be enchanted by the floriferous plants with a sweet scent and tall habit. For best results, site The Governor in dry, sunny locales where visitors can get a better look. This classic lupine was developed in the early 1900s and has been a butterfly garden go-to for years. Drought tolerant and carefree.
  • Hardiness Zones 3-8
  • Mature Height 32 - 40 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
  • Ship As#1 PLANT

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Botanical Name: Lupinus 'The Governor'

Availability: Out Of Season
SKU: #83785
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Product Details

  • Restricted States US:

    AE AK GU HI PR VI
  • Botanical Name:

    Lupinus 'The Governor'
  • Size:

    #1 PLANT
  • Suggested Uses:

    Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Perennializing, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Pollinator, Drought Tolerant
  • Flower Color:

    Blue, White
  • Flower Form:

    Flowers are showy, in terminal dense racemes, 1-2' long. Spires look like closely-set sweet-pea type blossoms.
  • Foliage Type:

    Basal, deeply cut, rich green palmate leaves.
  • Mature Spread:

    18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing:

    24 inches

Growing Tips

  • Planting Instructions:

    Prefers a cool, moist area for long flower production. Mulch to conserve moisture.
  • Soil Moisture:

    Best in neutral or acidic soil. Avoid wet soils. Best in regular to dry soils.
  • Will Tolerate:

    Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning Instructions:

    Remove spent flower spikes to encourage re-blooming, or to prevent plant from producing seeds.
  • Winter Care:

    Mulch +/- 2"
  • Planting Depth:

    Plant with eyes (sprouts) just below soil level.
  • Watering Requirements:

    Low to average water needs, do not overwater.
  • Fertilization Requirements:

    Once or twice a year in spring and/or summer
  • Special Care:

    Not needed

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K. van Bourgondien times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of K. van Bourgondien experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations.
We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedules.

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule

  • Bulbs and Bareroot
    Zones First Ship Date Last Order Date
    3A-4B May 1, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5A April 10, 2023 May 29, 2023
    5B March 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6A March 13, 2023 May 29, 2023
    6B February 27, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7A February 23, 2023 May 29, 2023
    7B February 20, 2023 May 29, 2023
    8A February 16, 2023 May 8, 2023
    8B February 13, 2023 May 8, 2023
    9A-10B February 6, 2023 May 8, 2023

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via USPS or FedEx.
Shipping Note:

Orders for gift certificates will be shipped immediately.

Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship any plant items from late June through August. General merchandise will be shipped with your plant order.

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.
Large orders may be shipped in more than one package. Your order confirmation will have an estimated shipping time. When your order is actually shipped you will be sent an updated shipping estimate. You may check your order status at any time on this website using your email or account number provided on your order confirmation. Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.
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