"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), or triclopyr (0.5 to 1.5 lbs. Red Cabbage. It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. Genus name comes from the classical name. The bulb may be mistaken for those of the edible camas or quamash (Cammassia spp.) Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … 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. Honeyberry. Blue-Violet. Propagate by seed or cuttings in early spring. A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. ....from Lupine Ridge by Peggy Simpson Curry. Edible root. Wavyleaf Basket Grass (Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. Blue. It can fix Nitrogen. Used as a protein-rich vegetable or savoury dish in any of the ways that cooked beans are used, they can also be roasted or ground into a powder. Looks like an enormous purple flower. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. I simply have fallen in love with lupines. The perennial flower stalks can reach up to 3 feet and are very attractive to native insects, bees, and butterflies. This blue-flowered perennial, also called Oak Ridge lupine or sky-blue lupine, grows in dry areas throughout the southeastern U.S. Blue Cornflower. A perennial version of the popular Blue Lupine, Wild Perennial is known for its rich purple color and lush, hardy blooms. undulatifolius). Aunt Bett would know immediately if a plant were edible… Blue. Edible parts of Blue Lupine: Seed - cooked. ae/acre), 2,4-D + dicamba (1 + 0.5 lbs. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. Combine them with later-blooming flowers (like Shasta Daisy and Rudbeckia) for an extended season of color. Called bluebonnets in Texas where they are the state flower and lupines nearly everywhere else, the Lupinus genus encompasses 600 or more species worldwide. Hybrid flower colors include shades of blue, purple, violet, yellow, pink, red, white and bicolors. Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … Lupine can be controlled with 2,4-D (2 lbs. Red foliage in autumn, 'Peach Sorbet' holds on to violet-colored leaves all winter. Spreading Lupine (Lupinus diffusus). ... entire to sinuate. Though it makes an attractive ornamental plant, its seeds are poisonous. Lupinus nootkatensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in). Stems and ribs usually have short stiff spines. This grows to 2ft - 3ft tall and make spikes of beautiful flowers, followed by large pods full of edible high-protein seeds. Blue Balloon Flower. Blue Lupine. ae/acre). Root - raw or cooked. Fruiting occurs in June and July and senescence begins by August [ … A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. Lupine has beautiful whorls of blue-purple flowers with pleasant scent. Supposed to be derived from lupus meaning a wolf because of the completely erroneous belief that these plants destroyed the fertility of the soil. Blue-Violet. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. 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. 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 . Blue. Combine them with later-blooming flowers (like Shasta Daisy and Rudbeckia) for an extended season of color. Self-seeding annual. 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