Golden Candles (Thermopsis)

A super cold hardy Old World native, Golden Candles (Thermopsis lupinoides) blooms with stunning bright yellow lupine-like flower spikes in mid-spring. It pairs beautifully with mid-spring daffodils and tulips, and after flowers fade, attractive foliage mounds will enhance your garden through summer. Easily grown and long-lived, Golden Candles delivers welcome early-season color after a long, cold winter. A 2020 Plant Select® Winner.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
Mature Height24-36" tall
Mature Spread20-30" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late spring
ShippingShipping begins the week of February 22nd, 2021 Learn More…
SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot
SKUHC017768

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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$11.99
Per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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SKU
HC017768
Details
(24-36" tall x 20-30" wide) Thick clusters of bright yellow buds emerge at ground level, tapering into elegant yellow golden candle spires of showy bloom well into early summer. Attractive mounds of lupine-like foliage persist the rest of the summer. A robust, adaptable perennial for borders or xeriscapes providing cheerful color early in the season which everyone will enjoy, and provides important early season food for pollinators. This Russian native is extremely cold hardy and is an excellent choice for northern gardeners. Shear back to the ground every spring to make way for the new year's growth. Plant it with mid-spring blooming daffodils and tulips and blue groundcover Veronica (Speedwell). Suitable to elevations up to 5200 feet. Introduced by Plant Select® – waterwise, garden-tested plants proven to thrive in the high plains and intermountain west for more beauty, with less work.
More Information
SKUHC017768
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Golden Candles
Botanical Name
Thermopsis lupinoides
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Yellow
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
20-30" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance
Awards
Plant Select
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Plant
Ships To Canada
No
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Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 22nd, 2021

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