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Q.my lupine plants have large seed pods

Zone central NH | jbrown added on July 16, 2012 | Answered

They are unsightly and if I remove them, does this prevent the plants from returning next year? Do they need to reseed from these pods to return? Thanks.

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Answered on July 17, 2012

If they are unsightly, go ahead and clip them. You may even get additional flowers when you do. While some are considered annuals and others perennial depending on your locale, you can always save a seedpod or two (store in brown paper bag in cool, dry area) until next season just in case. Here is more info on these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/lupine/growing-lupines.htm

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Answered on May 10, 2021

I clipped my dead brown seed pods at the base last year after they were spent. The greens stayed healthy and green year round (even through the snow and I did not protect it in any way). As of last week I’ve got six new small to medium sized blooms... clip them!

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