Success growing lupines

The showy spires of lupines are not an easy flower to grow in the South, but this gardener accepted the challenge. And boy, did she achieve. Troy Marden is eager to learn about her methods that have her garden bed graced with these beauties.

Gardener Extras

  1. A biennial plant is one that lives or lasts for two years.
  2. Alecia reports that she plants Russell hybrid seed and it usually takes a year to bloom versus other varieties that are annuals.
  3. According to the National Park Service, in certain areas of the United States, lupine is an invasive plant that can crowd native species out of their preferred habitats.

Troy B. Marden

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