Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis villosa)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Thermopsis villosa Accepted
Thermopsis caroliniana Synonym
Baptisia villosa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 3 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Courtesy Sunlight Gardens, used with permission

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Posted by NHJenDion (Southern NH - Zone 5b) on May 6, 2016 9:31 AM

Due to its taproot, it does not divide/transplant well, so is best grown from seed in situ or in containers, and carefully transplanted into its final location.

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