Cone-shaped spires in vibrant hues of blues & purples, pinks, yellows and more are dramatic in the garden and also make great cut flowers. Mid-spring to early summer blooms are held above interesting palm-shaped leaves; re-blooms reliably if deadheaded.
Maintain regular fertilizing for best performance and use consistent aphid control to protect emerging foliage and flower stalks. Attracts bumblebees, hummingbirds & butterflies, drought tolerant (once established) and deer resistant; best in full sun. There is also a northwest native Lupine that is often seen blooming in large swaths among other spring wildflowers.
Many varieties are available throughout the season. Keep an eye out for the West Country series: new hybrids from England known to be strong growers with sturdy stocks entirely covered with flowers. Clear colors (solid or bi-colored), spring blooming, best in sun, 2-3’ tall & wide.Care
Most gardeners have a variety of reasons they might list for buying and caring for various plants; the primary and most obvious being their aesthetic look and natural beauty. Once we invest our time, finances and energy in the pursuit of gardening or landscaping it is worthwhile to also realize that many of the plants we use – in fact the landscape as a whole, works to serve a greater purpose.Read More
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