A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants
Blue-Ridge Buckbean, Aaron’s Rod, Carolina Lupine
Full sun, medium moisture level, rich soil, moderately acid pH. 3-5 feet height, blooms in spring, yellow flowers.
Germination Code: A, H, I. Can take up to 3 years to establish itself from seed.
Native Region: Limited to 7 counties in Middle and East Tennessee — Cheatam, Davidson, Williamson, Maury, Cumberland, Blount and Polk
Showy lupine-like flowers on a long-lived plant. Easy to grow. Native to forest openings in the Appalachians but is adaptable to rich garden soils throughout the eastern U.S. Needs water during summer droughts. Attracts butterflies.