Lupine: Sky (Lupinus nanus)
Also Known As: Valley Sky Lupine, Field Lupine, Douglas' Annual Lupine, Dwarf Lupine, Ocean-Blue Lupine.
Ease of Growing: Moderate.
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): Summer
Attracts Beneficial Insects: Yes. Lupine attracts native bees, bumble bees, and other beneficial insects with its nectar and pollen-rich flowers that bloom from mid-spring into mid-summer. It also attracts hummingbirds, contributing to the biodiversity of any site.
Light: Full Sun Soil
Sow Depth: 1/2"
USDA Zone: 3a-10b
Produces: a bushy plant with star-shaped leaflet clusters and spikes of blue flowers.
Toxicity: Ingestion of these plants, especially in large amounts, is expected to cause serious effects to the heart, liver, kidneys or brain. If ingested in any amount, call the poison center immediately.
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Squash, Summer: Dark Green Zucchini (Heirloom) (Cucurbita pepo)
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This is the traditional and reliable zucchini that just keeps on producing! Fruits are dark green, and nice and straight! Matures in about 60 days. Average water needs. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds.
Squash, Summer: Black Beauty Zucchini (Heirloom) (Cucurbita pepo)
The long loved American heirloom bush-type zucchini variety we all know as 'Black Beauty' was bred at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in Storrs, Connecticut sometime in the 1920's. This was accomplished by stabilizing a cross between 'Caserta' and 'Salerno' zucchini varieties. Then it was introduced into the AAS by breeder John Scarchuk and was selected as the All American Selection winner in 1957. In 45-60 days, this space saving compact plant produces shiny black-green zucchini with creamy, white flesh that are the tastiest when harvested at 6-8” long. Black Beauty can be enjoyed raw, boiled, baked, stir fried, and even sauteed!