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Thermopsis chinensis 'Sophia'

Thermopsis chinensis 'Sophia'
dwarf southern lupine, pea bush
Thermopsis chinensis 'Sophia'

Common name dwarf southern lupine, pea bush
Family fabaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers yellow (spring)
Size 18"
Light sun
From seed scarify, germinate with bottom heat
detailed seed-starting info below

Spikes of cool yellow pea-flowers on leafy stems, which makes it a sweet front-of-the-border plant. Earliest-blooming of the thermopsis species we've grown, starting by late April.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from HPS/MAG '10/'11 exchange. Sandpapered, baggy 70F (17d) - 75F (100%G, 3-5d)

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