How To Propagate Lupine: A Step-By-Step Guide For Beginners

Lupine is a popular flowering plant that adds beauty and texture to any garden. Propagating lupine can be done in several ways, including seed propagation and vegetative propagation. In this blog post, we will discuss the different methods of propagating lupine.

Seed Propagation

One way to propagate lupine is through seed propagation. Lupines are known for their hard-coated seeds, which require scarification or breaking down the tough outer layer of the seed coat in order to allow germination.


1. Collect ripe seeds from an existing healthy plant by carefully removing them from the pod.
2. Soak the seeds overnight in warm water (not boiling) mixed with a few drops of dish soap to soften up their coats.
3. The next day, remove them from water and place them on a damp paper towel inside a plastic baggie.
4. Leave the baggie partially open so that air can circulate inside it while still keeping it moist.
5. After about 24 hours, you should see little white roots sprouting out of some of your seedlings!
6.Wait until they have grown enough root structure before transplanting into individual pots or directly into soil outside.

Vegetative Propagation

Another method of propagating lupine is through vegetative propagation which involves taking cuttings from an existing plant.


1.Select healthy-looking stems with leaves attached
2.Cut stem segments about six inches long just below where two leaves meet
3.Remove all but one pair of leaves at the top; this will help reduce moisture loss during rooting process
4.Dip cutting end into rooting hormone powder (available at gardening stores)
5.Insert cutting(s)into growing medium such as potting soil or vermiculite and keep moist until roots form
6.After several weeks when new growth appears on your cuttings transplant them either outside or into larger containers depending how much room you want to give them.


Propagation of lupine can be done through two different methods: seed propagation and vegetative propagation. Seed propagation involves breaking down the hard outer layer of the seed coat while vegetative propagation requires taking cuttings from an existing plant. With the proper care, both methods can successfully propagate lupine and add more beautiful blooms to your garden!