Alaskan Lupine growing in Oregon
The Alaskan Lupine is here to stay! I purchased the Lupine seeds back in July 2017 from a grower near the mountain of Denali. The plants floundered for the better part of the year and finally around June 2018 they put on vertical growth.
I plan on harvesting the seeds to foster genetics that are more conducive to the climate in Oregon. I really like unusual species and this Lupine in a sense is unusual in that it’s growing in a non-native climate. I recognize that Oregon has similar weathering to Alaska. But I must express that the Lupine was the only Alaskan seed that matured. I tried many varieties and next closest to maturing was Sitka Rose however it never grew beyond a few inches.
Thank you Lupine for challenging yourself to grow!