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.


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