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Thermopsis caroliniana

Common Name(s):
Southern lupine
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

The bright yellow flowers of Southern lupine are a beautiful sight in spring. Although native to the mountains of North Carolina, they perform beautifully in the Piedmont and coastal plain, where true Lupines don't grow well because of the heat. Cut the foliage back about a month after flowering.

Season:
Spring
Height:
30-48 in.
Flower Color:
yellow
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Propagation:
fresh seed planted in summer
Exposure:
partial shade
Soil:
well-drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Eastern USA

NCCES plant id: 784

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