The plant’s showy floral display and pleasant scent make it appropriate for where a larger, short-lived wildflower is desired. These large, evergreen lupines usually behave as a biennial: mostly vegetative the first year, with a few flowers, then display an impressive amount of blooms in the second year. The flowers provide pollen and nectar for bumblebees and other native pollinators and beneficial insects.
- Height- 36”- 48”
- Width- 24”-36”
- Water: Dry to Moist
- Sun: Full sun to part shade
- Bloom time: May- June
- Direct sowing: best sown in fall. Seeds will germinate readily in fall and grow steadily throughout the winter. Can be sown in spring (before April), plants will be shorter.
- Growing transplants: Seeds do not exhibit dormancy but germinate best in cool temperatures (50-65 degrees).