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Thermopsis villosa

Phonetic Spelling
ther-MOP-sis vil-OH-suh
Description

Native to the Carolinas and Georgia, this is a clump-forming plant with tall spikes of yellow lupine-like flowers.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#yellow#summer#spring#perennial
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#sun#yellow#summer#spring#perennial
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Thermopsis
    Species:
    villosa
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern United States
    Distribution:
    Dry open woods and along roadsides.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3b, 3a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Sweet-pea-like flowers in crowded, long and narrow erect clusters.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Velvety
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are divided into three elliptic to top-shaped leaflets; large leafy stipules at the base of the leafstalk; woolly-hairy plant; much-branched.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Landscape Theme:
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border