General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (.9-1.2m)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Flowers: Showy
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed

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Common names
  • Lupine

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Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-06-15
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2021
Location: Photo by Carol Bacskai; zone 5b, Aurora, IL

Date: 2019-01-09
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date: 2020-06-03
Lupine spires, planted near the hydrangeas
Location: Germany
Date: 2021-06-06
Location: Snohomish Co. WA
Date: 2023-05-23
Location: Ohio
Date: 2018-05-12
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-05-09
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2018-06-11

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2013-06-22
Velvety Lupine seed heads.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2009-06-08
Tall stalks of double colours.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2008-06-10
Pure white beauty - intertwined with fresh young Amur Maple leave
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2018-06-04
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2006-06-12

Date: 2015-05-18

Date: 2015-05-18
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2017-05-29
Always a beauty in its proud display of fresh buds.
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2007-05-25
Blue purple Lupines - the purple reinforced by the purple stems.
Location: Granite Falls, WA
Date: 2019-08-09
After the Rain

Date: 2016-06-11

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2006-07-12
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-06-07
Location: My garden in Gent, Belgium
Date: 2010-06-07
Location: Snohomish County WA
Date: 2023-05-26
10 yrs of self-seeding Lupine
Location: Kalama, wa
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Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2014-09-02
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-16
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-05-21
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-05-21

Date: 2015-05-18

Date: 2015-05-18

Date: 2015-05-18

Date: 2017-06-17
Location: Sherwood Oregon 
Date: 2016-05-16
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-07

Date: 2015-05-15

Date: 2015-05-15

Date: 2015-05-15

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-02

Date: 2015-05-15

Date: 2015-05-15
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-06-09
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-16
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-16

Date: 2015-05-18

Date: 2015-05-18

Date: 2013-06-07
Location: Mason, New Hampshire
Date: 2015-06-03
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 2015-07-30
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Comments:
  • Posted by dnrevel (Michigan - Zone 6a) on Jan 20, 2023 6:16 PM concerning plant:
    Cover seed, as darkness aids germination. Also Winter Sow. No need to scarify or presoak seeds.
Plant Events from our members
dnrevel On April 24, 2023 Transplanted
Planted three sets of lupine today.
dnrevel On March 6, 2023 Seeds germinated
Sprout in totes and in winter sowing jugs. By April, these sprouts are showing classic lupine leaves.
dnrevel On January 20, 2023 Seeds sown
Winter Sown in split jug with Lunaria, Money Plant new seeds.
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