So, I tried some lupines this year. They did not do well. They were in full/part sun. I purchased two of them at Lowe's in a quart-sized pot and I also purchased two bare-root ones earlier this spring. Also, my soil is sandy/loamy (very close to the lake).
I'm pretty sure they got ate up by anthracnose! Each stem would come up, the the leaf cluster would shrivel up, and the stem got the "Shepard's crook". The adult leaves gradually got brown spots that eventually ruined the leaves.
I applied daconil, but it may have been too late. We'll see if the roots live through the winter.
Do any of you have any problems with anthracnose, or on growing lupines, in general? I have never seen that many here. Maybe it gets too warm and humid too early here in Cleveland? Thoughts?
The foxgloves are another story...they are going wild.