Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Thermopsis villosa


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Thermopsis villosa (Fabaceae)
(ther-MOP-sis vil-O-sa)
Carolina Lupine

An uncommon and showy leguminous plant mostly confined to far-western NC in the wild. Upright spires of bright-yellow lupine-like flowers bloom cheerful and tall atop lush 3-4' plants a late spring show here in NC. Flowers fade to long-lasting flat seed-pods atop hairy stems. Perfect for mid-border, Carolina Lupine thrives in sun and average soil. Underused and easy to grow, with a wide hardiness range.

Bloom color: yellow
Bloom period: late-spring
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3'
Zones: 3-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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