|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Plant Height:||12 - 24 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12 - 18 inches|
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
|Dynamic Accumulator:||Nitrogen fixer
|Toxicity:||Other: All parts of the plant are toxic, especially the seeds
|Propagation: Seeds:||Stratify seeds: Place seeds in moist baggy in refrigerator for two months, or winter sow.
Scarify seeds: Rub seeds with sandpaper to break through outer skin of seed.
Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Transplant with care. Do not break taproot.
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 27, 2014 7:43 PM
Sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis) is a beautiful native plant that offers many benefits to the butterfly and bee gardener. It is a larval host plant for the Wild Indigo Duskywing, Columbine Duskywing, Persius Duskywing, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Silvery Blue, Frosted Elfin, Gray Hairstreak, Painted Lady, American Lady, Orange Sulphur, and Clouded Sulphur Butterflies. It has special value to native bees, especially mining, small carpenter, and mason bees, as well as bumblebees. It supports conservation biological control by attracting numerous beneficial insects, including ladybugs, soldier beetles, cuckoo bees, paper wasps, and thread-waisted wasps.
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|aspenhill||On April 23, 2014||Obtained plant
North Creek Nursery - qty 6
|Catmint20906||On May 14, 2016||Bloomed|
|Weedwhacker||On February 2, 2015||Seeds sown
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