Family: Fabaceae

Common Name: Lupines Minarette Hybrids

DescriptionA very desirable perennial but somewhat picky about their growing site. In the proper areas they are easy to grow otherwise not.
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness ZoneCold 3-9, AHS 6-1
Moistureaverage to moist
Soil & Siterich, moist, well drained, slightly acid
Temperatureneeds cool summers
Flowersvery showy in terminal Red racemes, papilionaceous (butterfly-like), late spring to early summer.
Leaveslong petioles, palmatley compound
Rootstap root
Dimensionsreaches 18-24 inches
Maintenancedead head to prevent seed formation.
PropagationTo increase germination the seeds need to be soaked or scarified (nick the seed coat)
Misc FactsLupine is a derivation of lupus for wolf.
Notes & Reference#40-Herbaceous Ornamental Plants (Steven Stills), #79-Perennials For Every Purpose (Larry Hodgson)
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