Lupine draws the eye skyward with its gorgeously colored and interestingly structured flower spikes. Bicolor Russell hybrids are the most popular type. Their large pea-like flowers come in amazing colors and combinations, clustered in long spikes on sturdy stems.
Lupine prefers light, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic, and it does not tolerate heat or humidity well. It performs best in areas with cool summers, especially the Pacific Northwest.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 2-3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-2 feet wide
- Bloom Time:
- Blooms early summer and midsummer, depending on variety
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Slopes
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Tolerates Wet Soil,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
The unusual brilliant blue flower heads of mountain bluets combine well with lupine's erect spires of flowers. Both thrive in full sun.Iris
In sunny cottage gardens, the combination of rainbow-color bearded iris and equally colorful lupine is a winner.Jupiter's beard
Jupiter's beard carries rounded heads of fragrant deep pink to crimson flowers above fleshy foliage in contrast to the erect lupine flowers. Both enjoy similar conditions.
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