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Lupine Plants for Sale OR.

Lupine Plants for Sale OR.

Lupine Plants for Sale

The blue spires of Lupine are a welcome sight in late spring and early summer. Lupine is an excellent plant for dry sandy soils where so many other plants struggle, but it will not do well in clay soils. Low-growing, with beautiful palmate foliage, plant it with Lanceleaf Coreopsis and Prairie Smoke for a colorful early-season combination. Lupine is a host plant for the rare Karner Blue butterfly, but habitat loss has led to a decline of Lupine plants in the wild, and put the Karner Blue on the endangered species list. Leaves that have been fed upon by Karner blues have distinctive transparent areas where the caterpillars have selectively eaten the green fleshy parts. Lupine is also a host plant for the Frosted Elfin and the Eastern Persius Duskywing butterflies.

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Lupins are majestic, eye-catching perennials that are perfect for adding colour and height to the garden from late spring to early summer. These titans of the cottage garden produce spectacular, chunky tall spikes of pea-like flowers in rich, vivid hues of reds, pinks, purples, yellows and whites, which are loved by bees and butterflies and perfect for cut flowers.To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep.We adore these prolific Lupines because they don’t wimp out with rust and mildew in our foggy coastal climate like the commonly available ‘Russell Hybrids.’ Handsome palmate leaves create an attractive foliar mound topped by an ongoing display of elegant pure white FRAGRANT 12” spikes from mid-Spring thru Fall.

Beautiful in bouquets, cutting spent spikes keeps new ones coming. Cut back in Winter or anytime to refresh. Side-dress with 1-2” of compost in early Spring and again in Summer for showiest show. To 3’ tall and across. Goes deciduous in Winter but returns reliably each Spring. A great plant for attracting butterflies and bees and deer hate it! Deer resistant.This legume is a host plant of the Karner Blue butterfly, a federally-endangered species native to the Great Lakes region. After Wild Lupine emerges in spring, the first brood of the Karner Blue Butterfly will hatch from eggs laid the previous summer and feed on the new leaves for 3-4 weeks. Once the caterpillars pupate and emerge as butterflies, they only live for a week or two. During this time, they will mate, and lay eggs of the second and final brood of the season. The second brood will hatch in summer, and lay eggs that will lay dormant through the winter and hatch the following spring. Read more about the Karner Blue butterfly here! (Source:www.prairiemoon.com)

 

 

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