Lupines are very common here in Maine. They grow in gardens, meadows and on the sides of the roads. They are quite hardy here. I have seen them in full and partial sun. They bloom in June. The most popular colors are the blue/purples, but there are white, pink, red and yellow. They will reseed and can easily take over if not watched. I planted mine near the back field where I do want them to take over. This is the second year for my Lupines. I have a blue/purple, yellow and red I think. I see that they are doing well right now, and can't wait til they bloom!