A few years back I decided I liked the tall spikes of flowers all three of these have, so I decided I was going to fill in all my garden gaps with them. I started these red Morello Cherry Lupins and some black Hollyhocks from seed, and I saved seeds from 3 Delphiniums purchased so I could have more of those too.
Only the red lupin is in full bloom, but I got what I wanted! In fact, I could thin out the delphs and add a few to the back yard. I think I'll save some of the lupin seeds and set some out in the back too. The Hollyhocks I started out with in the back don't get enough sun, so the ones pictured here are from seed heads I scattered on a bare spot in a front border. It's hotter and dryer in the front, so I'm hoping I'll have less of the orange rust they got in the back.