Lupines are the state flower of Texas. They refer to them as ‘Bluebonnets’. These colorful pea-shaped flowers bloom on tall graceful spikes. Blooms in early summer. These plants are also poisonous if eaten.
These plants have a compact habit. As they are short-lived perennials, allow some plants to set seed for future generations. Flower spikes are great for cutting. They produce very large flower heads.
This variety features beautiful spires of blue flowers which display their intricate beauty in late spring through early summer. This classic American perennial is wonderful for cut flower arrangements and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Centaurea – 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.