Most of us here along the Coast have never been able to keep the “Regal Lupines” (L. polyphyllus) alive, commonly available in 6-packs in Spring. When we got a hold of the seed for ‘Morello Cherry’ Lupine, I had a feeling it was different and would prosper here. Seed propagator Anni Jensen strongly suggested we hold it back, making sure it would not succumb to mildew and rust. I got to have my chuckle when it not only thrived, but produced the most beautiful, 16” perfectly erect spikes of large, cherry-red blooms with vivid pink wings and a cranberry banner. It grew almost 3’ tall, branched out 2’-3’ wide and bloomed all Summer! Grown from seed, so color is slightly variable. Don’t miss it kids, it’s a winner!