Lupinus polyphyllus

Lupinus polyphyllus

Blue-pod lupine

Previous scientific name(s): Lupinus polyphyllus var. albiflorus

Moderate to high water requirement; partial shade. Blue or lavender blossoms form on dense racemes 6 to 15 inches long. A lush, somewhat succulent perennial plant found from the Coastal Ranges to mid-elevation sites in the Great Basin states. Generally prefers moist meadows, forests or stream corridors. A highly variable species with numerous subspecies.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
24 
- 60 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Moderate - High
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
48.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
75,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Blue to Violet
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer