My neighbor in NY has it growing in her front yard and I thought, hmm, NY does seem to be a better climate.
Cynderballs took me to the farmer's market and I found lupine for dirt cheap. I now have a new bad habit that I already know I need therapy for. The farmer's market is a Bryan dream come true. It's like a European market of fresh food, vegetables, breads and knick knacks. I don't have money for such frolic, but I did have $5 for two lupine plants. Wish me luck to establish a field like this.