General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 36-48 inches
Plant Spread: 40 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Depth to plant seed: 0.2 inch
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: If sowing indoors: soaking the seeds 48 hours in water will speed up germination
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Big-Leaf Lupin
  • Meadow Lupine
  • Streamside Lupine
  • Bigleaf Lupine
  • Blue-Pod Lupine
  • Bog Lupine

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  • Posted by chelle (N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Florida) on Feb 2, 2013 10:50 AM concerning plant:
    Seed soaked in water in the refrigerator showed radicle emergence within 48 to 72 hours.

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