Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
|It probably depends on which kind of lupine it is, but I don't think most will tolerate transplanting, so I would suggest planting seeds in place in the fall. We have less rain than you, but in the wild they come up in the spring. I believe they can take the winter temps on the west coast.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
A comment from DaisyI
August 30, 2017
|Yes, they grow quite easily from seed after spending the winter outside. I cover them with enough soil so the birds don't steal them.
I have never had luck with transplanting Lupine.
Pacific NW (Zone 8b)
|I agree with the above. The wild plain purple lupine that grows along our roadsides simply drop their seed when they are ripe and reliably self-seed. Lovely plant.