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Thermopsis caroliniana (Carolina Lupine)
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Thermopsis caroliniana

Carolina Lupine

(syn. Thermopsis villosa)

Clump-forming perennial with dense spikes of sulphur yellow in June resemble Baptista or lupines. Clean, compound foliage is attractive late into the season. Very durable and long lived once established. Beautiful cut flower.

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Thermopsis caroliniana LP50 - 50 per flat $55.00
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Height

3-4 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Spacing

18 Inches

Bloom Color

Yellow

USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Thermopsis caroliniana Growing and Maintenance Tips

T. caroliniana is native to the North Carolina Mountains, but can also be found growing in the Piedmont or coastal plains. Prefers average, well-drained soils in full sun. Heat and drought tolerant. Propagate by seed or spring division. Cut back foliage approximately a month after flowering. Best used in borders,meadows and wildflower gardens. Most attractive when mass planted.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer
Average
Average
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Open pollinated
Attributes
Native to US
Mass Planting
Meadow
Dry Sun