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Thermopsis caroliniana, commonly known as Carolina lupine, is a native perennial prized for its tall spikes of yellow flowers that brighten the landscape in late spring to early summer. This eye-catching plant is perfect for adding vertical interest to sunny borders, meadows, or native plantings. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, providing a bold and cheerful display for pollinators like bees and butterflies.

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Thermopsis caroliniana

Common Name: Carolina lupine

Type: Perennial

Family: Fabaceae

Native Range: North America

Zone: 4 to 9

Height: 3 to 5 feet

Spread: 2 to 3 feet

Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Bloom Description: Yellow

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Low to medium

Maintenance: Low to medium

Suggested Use: Borders, meadows, native plantings

Attracts: Bees, butterflies

Tolerate: Deer, drought, dry soil

Thermopsis Caroliniana

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Carolina Lupine has masses of beautiful spikes of lemon yellow pea-like flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its oval compound leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

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