LUPINUS hartwegii nanus 'Pixie Delight' (Lupine, Dwarf Mixed - Pixie Delight) is a variety of Lupine, also known as Dwarf Mixed Lupine or Pixie Delight Lupine. ety:'Pixie Delight' Lupine is an annual plant, which means it completes its lifecycle within a year. It belongs to the Fabaceae family, which includes legumes or pea family plants.
This variety of Lupine forms compact, dwarf plants with dense foliage and upright flower spikes. The plants typically reach a height of about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm), making them significantly shorter than standard Lupine varieties. The flowers are pea-like and come in a mixed range of colors, including shades of pink, blue, purple, and white. The individual flowers are arranged in dense clusters along the spike.
'Pixie Delight' Lupine typically blooms in the late spring to early summer, generally between May and July. The blooming period may vary depending on the local climate and growing conditions.
'Pixie Delight' Lupine thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers well-draining soil and can tolerate various soil types, including sandy or loamy soils. It is adapted to cool, moist climates and is commonly found in meadows, open woodlands, and mountainous regions.
'Pixie Delight' Lupine is well-suited for borders, containers, and smaller gardens where the compact size and vibrant flower spikes can be appreciated. It adds vertical interest and a pop of color to the landscape. The mixed range of flower colors creates a delightful display.
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Scientific Name: Lupinus Hartwegii Nanus
Common Name: Pixie Delight – Dwarf Lupine
Plant Type: Annual
Family: Fabaceae – Pea Family
Native Range: Mexico
Height: 12-18 "
Spread: 12-16 "
Habitat: Clump-forming, Erect
Zone: USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
Blooming Season: All Summer until the Autumn season arrives
Attracts: Bumblebees, Honeybees, Butterflies
Resistant: Deer resistant
Flower Shape: Bi-colored typical pea-shaped flowers
Flower Color: Mixed colors – White, Pink, Violet and Blue
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Water Requirement: Average, Keep the soil evenly moist to ensure good root development
Soil Type: Well-drained, Loamy, Sandy
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Advantage: Easy to grow, Quick Growth
Uses: Used in flowers beds, Raised beds, Containers, Along walkways, Fence and driveways