Golden Candles

Thermopsis lupinoides

Thick clusters of bright yellow buds emerge at ground level in April, tapering into elegant yellow golden candle spires of showy bloom well into June. 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.
Plant Type Herbaceous Perennial
Height 24-36 inches
Width 20-30 inches
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8
Soil Type Clay, loam, or sandy soils
Deer Resistant No
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native No
Year Introduced 2020
Annual Commercial Maintenance Shear back to the ground every spring to make way for the new year's growth.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance
Elevation Guide Up to 5200 ft