PlantsLupinus→Lady lupine (Lupinus villosus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 12 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Soft pink to lavender, with dark red spot on upper petal.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 15, 2013 7:28 PM

Lupinus villosus is a member of the pea/bean family and a native perennial wildflower in northern and central Florida. Lady Lupine has upright to reclining and often branched hairy stems, with 3 to 6 inch long alternate hairy leaves. The fruit is a curved, bean-like pod of 1 1/2 - 2 inches in length, densely covered with long shaggy, silvery hairs. All parts of the plant are covered with noticeable silvery hairs and when in bloom, with its multitude of pink flower spikes held high above the downy foliage, Lady Lupine provides a beautiful and colorful display. Each plant may reach several feet in diameter and is found in dry, sandy habitats such as disturbed sites, pastures, dry woods and pinelands.

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