In Texas, it’s bluebonnets.
In Maine, it’s lupines.
Each is the state flower of the state.
Bluebonnets bloom in mid spring, lupines in early summer, and both are from the same family of perennials with these differences:
Lupines are not long-lived perennials, but their extravagant beauty makes them well worth including in the garden. Most lupines do not like heat and so will not grow well in hardiness zones above 5, with one exception – The Texas BlueBonnet. The Texas BlueBonnet is native to Texas and will grow in the Texas heat and so can be grown in other parts of the United States with hot weather.
Tell me, do either of these lovelies bloom in your area?
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