July 31st, 2011: Lupine 'Thomas Church' (Lupinus regalis) by sunnyg

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

The Bloom of the Day for July 31st, 2011 was Lupine 'Thomas Church' (Lupinus regalis).

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/botd.php?date=2011-07-31

(Zone 9b)

I have always wanted to grow lupines! Such a pretty sight!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Absolutely, positively glorious. What a fantastic photo!

(Zone 9b)

I thought this was a photo of Kin's but now I see it is yours Sunny and you took it at Annies. How come they can grow lupines and I can't? And Kin you are a day early just to confuse me which is so easy to do! LOL

Highland Heights, KY(Zone 6a)

Wow, what a beautiful garden! Anyone know what the blue flowers and the yellow ones are?

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Isn't this a beautiful picture!! I just fell in love with it...
Lupines grow well here but I can't grow them either, Kell. I know I'm a
day early but I was signed on and there was no picture assigned for today so
I took care of it with this beautiful photo.

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

I don't know what they are either.
Maybe we can ask for an ID in the Plant Identification forum...

Highland Heights, KY(Zone 6a)

Great idea! I see you already did that, so thanks, I'm watching the thread!

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)


This message was edited Jul 31, 2011 8:31 AM

(Zone 8a)


San Francisco Bay Ar, CA(Zone 9b)

Thanks so much for all the kind comments! Annie's Annuals was looking absolutely stunning that day, so it was hard to take a bad shot :-). I added some additional info to the ID thread as well....

BTW, I've never grown lupines here, but 'Thomas Church' makes me want to try....

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

Very pretty color combinations. My lupines get eaten by aphids, look more like lace than leaves.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

They grow beautifully here but still remain a "short lived perennial" so I'm always planting more of them.

Thumbnail by pirl
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA(Zone 9b)

Oooh so pretty, Pirl!

Bonehead, I was totally in love with this flower combo...if I had room in my tiny yard I'd totally try it!

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9a)

Oh my that is a stunning photo sunnyg!!! My Mom can grow them in northern Maine and I so miss them! No can grow here - LOL.

Sitka, AK

The yellow flower looks like an Ixia hybrid.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

great shot.. looks like a postcard!!

San Francisco Bay Ar, CA(Zone 9b)

Thank you locakelly and onewish1! SEakaska, it is indeed an Ixia: http://anniesannuals.com/plt_lst/lists/search/lst.srch.asp?prodid=3334&srch_term=Ixia

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