Lupinus albicaulis

Lupinus albicaulis

Sickle-keeled lupine

Moderate water requirement; full sun; biennial. Excellent choice for establishing rapid cover to control erosion. Pink or purplish bannertype flowers are showy and produce seeds which are readily eaten by birds. Best suited for areas below 2,000 ft. where annual precipitation is high but summers are dry.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
24 
- 48 
in.
Life Form: 
Annual
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
20 
- 30 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
49.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
29,500
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Blue/Purple
Blooming Season: 
Summer