Lupinus argenteus

Lupinus argenteus

Silverleaf lupine

Low to moderate water requirement; full sun to partial shade. Perennial with blue or whitish-blue flowers, blooms June to September in mid to high elevation montane sites. Found generally on dry slopes or open, high elevation sagebrush flats. Closely related to L. caudatus. Lupinus argenteus ssp. rubricaulis is thought to be a hybrid of the two.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
10 
- 28 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
20 
- 30 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
54.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
18,300
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Blue, Bluish-White
Blooming Season: 
Summer