Lupinus sericeus

Lupinus sericeus

Silky lupine

Fairly drought tolerant; full sun to partial shade. Blue-lavender flowers bloom May to August, from foothills to subalpine. Perennial, occurs on open grassy slopes, under trees, in meadows and less commonly on exposed slopes at high elevations.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 24 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
20 
- 30 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
49.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
12,900
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No
Bloom Color: 
Blue - Lavender
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer