ae/acre), or triclopyr (0.5 to 1.5 lbs. Combine them with later-blooming flowers (like Shasta Daisy and Rudbeckia) for an extended season of color. Blue Cornflower. If the seed is bitter this is due to the presence of toxic alkaloids and the seed should be thoroughly leached before being cooked. Edible root. The perennial flower stalks can reach up to 3 feet and are very attractive to native insects, bees, and butterflies. Lupinus nootkatensis is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.7 m (2ft 4in). Blueberry. It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. Blue-Violet. Nitrogen fixer, may not be edible. "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." Blue. Combine them with later-blooming flowers (like Shasta Daisy and Rudbeckia) for an extended season of color. Lupine has beautiful whorls of blue-purple flowers with pleasant scent. Spreading Lupine (Lupinus diffusus). Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. Blue. This blue-flowered perennial, also called Oak Ridge lupine or sky-blue lupine, grows in dry areas throughout the southeastern U.S. Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … ... entire to sinuate. Blue Lupine. Self-seeding annual. Called bluebonnets in Texas where they are the state flower and lupines nearly everywhere else, the Lupinus genus encompasses 600 or more species worldwide. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Edible parts of Blue Lupine: Seed - cooked. 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. This grows to 2ft - 3ft tall and make spikes of beautiful flowers, followed by large pods full of edible high-protein seeds. undulatifolius). Though it makes an attractive ornamental plant, its seeds are poisonous. Lupine can be controlled with 2,4-D (2 lbs. Red foliage in autumn, 'Peach Sorbet' holds on to violet-colored leaves all winter. A field of Lupine is an amazing sight, with spiky blooms of saturated indigo-blue that last from late spring to summer. and can cause severe illness in humans. 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. Growing to be about 12-36” tall, Lupine is … A special lupin variety bred for human consumption.. Propagate by seed or cuttings in early spring. Wavyleaf Basket Grass (Oplismenus hirtellus ssp. Fruiting occurs in June and July and senescence begins by August [ … Stems and ribs usually have short stiff spines. A perennial version of the popular Blue Lupine, Wild Perennial is known for its rich purple color and lush, hardy blooms. Blue. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. Red Cabbage. Looks like an enormous purple flower. 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. ....from Lupine Ridge by Peggy Simpson Curry. Genus name comes from the classical name. Honeyberry. Hybrid flower colors include shades of blue, purple, violet, yellow, pink, red, white and bicolors. Root - raw or cooked. ae/acre). Aunt Bett would know immediately if a plant were edible… Blue-Violet. Supposed to be derived from lupus meaning a wolf because of the completely erroneous belief that these plants destroyed the fertility of the soil. It can fix Nitrogen. I simply have fallen in love with lupines. ae/acre), 2,4-D + dicamba (1 + 0.5 lbs. 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