How to Grow Gorgeously Colored Lupine

There are theories about the origin of the name of lupine. Some authorities believe that the word comes from the Latin word for “wolf” and others believe that it comes from the Greek lype for “bitter”.
Most lupines love cool summers and mild winters.

Lupines prefer full sun to partial shade and they do not need to be fertilized. Lupines are amazing when they are planted in large groups. Do not forget that lupines should not be transplanted!

Lupines are nitrogen-fixing, deer-resistant and they attract hummingbirds and bees.

A few lupine varieties:
• Lady lupine
• Dune Bluebonnet
• Bigleaf lupine
• Russels
• Sky Blue lupine
• Wild lupine

lupine_rotLupine Field and Church 5578Thermopsis villosa (syn. T.caroliniana), Carolinia lupine

 

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