Seeds - Lupins
Found all over Nova Scotia, lupins are a striking plant with stiff, erect flower spikes — 1 to 4 feet tall — that emerge from horizontal foliage. Flowers are similar to those of peas or sweet peas and grow in large, densely packed racemes of deep blue, purple, yellow, pink or white.
A short-lived perennial, these plants do not require a lot of care. Give them a sunny spot, ample water and well-drained soil and you’ll be hearing oohs and aahs for seasons to come. Lupines make a terrific addition to borders, xeric (water conserving) gardens, or scattered throughout native landscapes.
Depending on the variety and your zone, lupine flowers will bloom from early spring through the first weeks of July. As a result, we recommend planting them with some late blooming, summertime favorites — zinnia, rudbeckia, daisies — to keep the color going well into fall. Plants are deer-resistant and their flowers attract many important pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.