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 beautiful plants grow into well-established clumps with several stems rising up out of a single base. They make a bold statement when planted en masse. They can tolerate short periods of drought.
Russell Hybrids-Mixed is a mixed seed strain of lupines that includes a colorful mix of blue, purple, yellow, red, and pink flowers.
Winchester Gardens generally stocks this item.
Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red, Pink
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.