Blue Balloon Flower. Blue. A special lupin variety bred for human consumption.. Combine them with later-blooming flowers (like Shasta Daisy and Rudbeckia) for an extended season of color. I simply have fallen in love with lupines. Fruiting occurs in June and July and senescence begins by August [ … NOTE: People who are allergic to peanuts can also react to eating lupin seed (there are similar compounds in them) - don't feed lupins to anyone with a peanut allergy. If the seed is bitter this is due to the presence of toxic alkaloids and the seed should be thoroughly leached before being cooked. Though it makes an attractive ornamental plant, its seeds are poisonous. Blue. Self-seeding annual. ae/acre), 2,4-D + dicamba (1 + 0.5 lbs. The bulb may be mistaken for those of the edible camas or quamash (Cammassia spp.) A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. Propagate by seed or cuttings in early spring. Lupine has beautiful whorls of blue-purple flowers with pleasant scent. Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … Also known as Old Maid’s Bonnets, Indian Beet and Sundial Lupine, Wild Perennial Lupine is native to the Eastern United States but has been steadily declining in range and number in recent years. Blueberry. Nitrogen fixer, may not be edible. Called bluebonnets in Texas where they are the state flower and lupines nearly everywhere else, the Lupinus genus encompasses 600 or more species worldwide. Spreading Lupine (Lupinus diffusus). Wavyleaf Basket Grass (Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. Blue Cornflower. This grows to 2ft - 3ft tall and make spikes of beautiful flowers, followed by large pods full of edible high-protein seeds. Honeyberry. Lupinus nootkatensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in). Supposed to be derived from lupus meaning a wolf because of the completely erroneous belief that these plants destroyed the fertility of the soil. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Blue. It can fix Nitrogen. Edible root. undulatifolius). Combine them with later-blooming flowers (like Shasta Daisy and Rudbeckia) for an extended season of color. Blue Lupine. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. The palmate purple-tinged leaves are particularly elegant, radiating out in circles around their leaf stems, holding Spring dew and rain drops in their center. and can cause severe illness in humans. Sundial lupine flowers from April to July along the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Southeast , and in April and May in the Carolinas . Lupine can be controlled with 2,4-D (2 lbs. Looks like an enormous purple flower. ae/acre), or triclopyr (0.5 to 1.5 lbs. ... entire to sinuate. The perennial flower stalks can reach up to 3 feet and are very attractive to native insects, bees, and butterflies. ....from Lupine Ridge by Peggy Simpson Curry. "Long after we are gone, summer will stroke this ridge in blue; The hawk still flies above the flowers, thinking perhaps the sky has fallen." ae/acre). Stems and ribs usually have short stiff spines. Red Cabbage. It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. Hybrid flower colors include shades of blue, purple, violet, yellow, pink, red, white and bicolors. This blue-flowered perennial, also called Oak Ridge lupine or sky-blue lupine, grows in dry areas throughout the southeastern U.S. A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. Edible parts of Blue Lupine: Seed - cooked. Aunt Bett would know immediately if a plant were edible… Red foliage in autumn, 'Peach Sorbet' holds on to violet-colored leaves all winter. Blue-Violet. Blue-Violet. 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