Growing in upright stalks of various vivid colors, Russell Lupine makes a nice specimen plant or background for a planted flower arrangement. The 3 foot tall spikes, which contain the flowers, bloom from late spring to early summer. Lupines are deer resistant and the colorful blooms call to be cut and brought inside for summer arrangements. This flower is native to eastern North America and enjoys full to partial sun with well-drained soils. Best sown from late summer to fall. Zone 3-9.