Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Blue-Ridge Buckbean, Aaron’s Rod, Carolina Lupine

Blue-Ridge Buckbean, Aaron’s Rod, Carolina Lupine

Thermopsis villosa

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.

flower;sun;medium;loam

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