Lupine – Lupinus.
HEIGHT: 1 1/2 to 5 feet
WIDTH: 2 to 2 1/2 feet
LIGHT: full sun
SOIL: moist, well-drained
BLOOMS: late sprint
COLD HARDY: zones 4 to 9
HEAT TOLERANT: 9 to 1
Lupines do best in cool summer areas. Gardeners in hotter climates enjoy their beauty by growing them as short-lived perennials or annuals planted during the fall for bloom the following spring.
Full sun to partial shade. Human-rich, moist but well-drained, acid soil. Deadhead faded flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Use mulch to keep soil moist, and a winter mulch for protection. Snails and slugs can be a problem.
Grow in beds, borders, cottage gardens. As specimen plant or in masses.
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