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Lupinus

Lupinus

Lupine or Bluebonnet

Laden with tightset pealike blossoms, Lupine’s sweetly scented, 10 to 12 in. spikes tower above good-looking foliage. Radiating out, like the fingers of a hand, rich green leaves collect glistening beads of water with their silky hairs.

Developed by George Russell, an English plantsman, these stately, June blooming hybrids present one of the longest and most spectacular floral parades at that time. A lover of cool weather and moist, well drained soil, Bluebonnets detest hot, humid conditions, and look their best planted in groups. We cultivated the following Russell hybrids from seed.

<i>Lupinus</i> ‘Chandelier’

Conjuring an incandescent, uplifting image, this Lupine’s dark blue-green foliage is brightened by luminous milky white and lemon-yellow columns of bloom.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 3-1/4' high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Lupinus</i> ‘Noble Maiden’

‘Noble Maiden’ lays claim to her name, featuring lofty towers of creamy white blossoms and deeply fingered foliage.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 3-1/4' high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

Cast in alluring pink and pearly white, this mistress presents a leafy foundation heightened by spires, not quite castle-size but still imposing!

Blooms May–June.

Size: 3-1/4' high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Lupinus</i> ‘The Governor’

Proud banners of marine blue and ivory flowers are prominently displayed above the pleasing palmate foliage.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 3-1/4' high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

<i>Lupinus</i> ‘The Pages’

Handsome, prominently segmented leaves etch a verdant support for the soaring flowery steeples warmed by feisty carmine-red hues.

Blooms May–June.

Size: 3-1/4' high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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Digging Dog Nursery is open for website and phone orders, beaucoup thanks to our customers, July flowers!

We're thrilled to announce...

that we are once again accepting phone orders, and by Sunday evening our website will be ready to receive your order. We sincerely appreciate your generous response to our  plant offerings and your admirable patience with us, as we processed an amazing number of orders over the last several months.

Thank you again for your support.

These challenging times have impacted all of our lives….

While 'sheltering in place', many of us have found solace through countless afternoons spent digging in our gardens, spurred on by the prospect of possibility and promise. Perhaps more relevant than ever is what internationally acclaimed garden designer, Mary Keen says. "Gardens are places to be in, not things to look at." Now that's something to strive for!

Here at Digging Dog, our July borders tend to be a happy tumble of flowers and leaves. We've featured some of our all-time favorite perennials in this newsletter. We hope you'll be inspired to dig some of them into your own garden!

We wish you good health and happy digging!

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