Wild Lupine Landscape, Minneapolis

Wild Lupine / Lupinus perennis

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tiggerngalasmom wrote:Mar 3, 2015
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    It's range includes northern IL only, around the Great Lakes. It's quite possible it's too hot where you are. I would maybe ask someone at your state native plant society to get more information on what would work for you that would be similar.

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Annie Thornton added this to Beautify Your Garden With These 15 Blue FlowersMar 18, 2015

Wild Lupine(Lupinus perennis)Not to be confused with large-leaved lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), a European introduction, wild lupine graces wildflower gardens between the time when spring ephemerals fade and the time when summer flowers arrive. Its flowers, therefore, are an important pollen source for native bees.Caution: Plants in the Lupinus genus, and particularly their seeds, can be toxic to humans and livestock if ingested.Bloom season: Late spring and early summerCold tolerance: Hardy to minus 42 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 41.1 degrees Celsius (zones 2 to 10)Origin: Native from Minnesota eastward to Maine in the north and to Ontario, Canada, and south to Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee and eastward. Wild lupine’s range also includes down the Eastern coastal states to Florida as well as the Southern states bordering the Gulf of MexicoWater requirement: Low to moderateLight requirement: Full sun to partial shadeWhen to plant: Spring or fallSee how to grow wild lupine

becky
Becky Harris added this to You Said It: ‘The More Dents, the Better’ and More Houzz QuotablesJun 20, 2014

“Wild lupine is an ideal native plant to use along the edge of a perennial planting where taller plants won’t compete with it. It also thrives in well-drained, dry rock gardens and boulevards.” — Heather HolmI have to admit a bias — lupine is my favorite plant. I get such a thrill when I arrive in Maine and see large swaths of it growing wild next to the highway. I’ve tried to plant it and failed several times, but hopefully with this guide, I’ll have better luck. Or maybe it’s just Mother Nature telling me to enjoy it where she’s decided to put it and not to get greedy.Full story: Great Design Plant: Wild Lupine Dresses Up Rocky Gardens

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Holm Design & Consulting LLC added this to Great Design Plant: Wild Lupine Dresses Up Rocky GardensJun 14, 2014

Distinguishing traits. Wild lupine, a legume, has nitrogen-fixing nodules on its roots that help improve soil fertility. It thrives best in sandy, well-drained soil. The flowers open from the bottom of the spike upward, providing several weeks of bloom and interest. The early blue flowers fill an important gap in the garden or landscape in early spring where few other plants are flowering.How to use it. Wild lupine is an ideal native plant to use along the edge of a perennial planting where taller plants won’t compete with it. It also thrives in well-drained, dry rock gardens and boulevards.

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Laura added this to Dream YardMay 29, 2019

I just love lupines, ha! If they'd do well in this environment, I'd love to have some in the yard.

reneen
reneen added this to Pour RenéeMay 10, 2018

Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Full soleil

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Samantha Jean added this to Wedding flowersApr 29, 2018

White lupines for centerpieces and bouquets

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Sigrid added this to Plants to buyMar 11, 2018

Lupinus Perennis, or "Wild Lupine" Native to Maine, try at cottage, Full sun to partial shade, This is not European Lupine and probably has some other common name outside NA.

gmackwood
gmackwood added this to Backyard bed colorsJul 28, 2017

Blue garden (Lupine pictures) https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/45888814/list/beautify-your-garden-with-these-15-blue-flowers

pewaschek
pewaschek added this to pewaschek's ideasMar 29, 2017

Wild lupine (very pretty) is native to Minnesota.

fuzzbutt45
fuzzbutt45 added this to landscape sunMar 13, 2017

Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Not to be confused with large-leaved lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), a European introduction, wild lupine graces wildflower gardens between the time when spring ephemerals fade and the time when summer flowers arrive. Its flowers, therefore, are an important pollen source for native bees. Caution: Plants in the Lupinus genus, and particularly their seeds, can be toxic to humans and livestock if ingested. Bloom season: Late spring and early summer Cold tolerance: Hardy to minus 42 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 41.1 degrees Celsius (zones 2 to 10) Origin: Native from Minnesota eastward to Maine in the north and to Ontario, Canada, and south to Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee and eastward. Wild lupine’s range also includes down the Eastern coastal states to Florida as well as the Southern states bordering the Gulf of Mexico Water requirement: Low to moderate Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade When to plant: Spring or fall See how to grow wild lupine

fuzzbutt45
fuzzbutt45 added this to landscape shadeMar 13, 2017

Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) Not to be confused with large-leaved lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus), a European introduction, wild lupine graces wildflower gardens between the time when spring ephemerals fade and the time when summer flowers arrive. Its flowers, therefore, are an important pollen source for native bees. Caution: Plants in the Lupinus genus, and particularly their seeds, can be toxic to humans and livestock if ingested. Bloom season: Late spring and early summer Cold tolerance: Hardy to minus 42 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 41.1 degrees Celsius (zones 2 to 10) Origin: Native from Minnesota eastward to Maine in the north and to Ontario, Canada, and south to Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee and eastward. Wild lupine’s range also includes down the Eastern coastal states to Florida as well as the Southern states bordering the Gulf of Mexico Water requirement: Low to moderate Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade When to plant: Spring or fall See how to grow wild lupine

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