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Perennial Blue Lupine
Perennial Blue Lupine

Perennial Blue Lupine

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Lupinus perennis

Origin: Eastern and Central US

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~300

Germination tested: 07/2021: 74% (Hard seed: 13%  Dormant seed: 0%)

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial

Zones: 3-8

A stunning native legume, with early blue/indigo spikes of color blooming from attractive foliage. Lupines can be particular and need well drained soil to stick around, mesic to sandy is best. They naturally occur on well drained slopes, pine barrens, and sandy sites. Has similar, and complementary flowers to the Baptisias and is also an early bloomer. Does well from fall seeding in the right spot, and can fill in in glades over time. It is much harder to establish from starters, as the taproot does not like to be disturbed.

3'H. Medium to Dry Soil. Full to Part Sun. Blue blooms May-July.

These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.

Growing Tips: Fall seeding or cold stratify 10 days. Scarify.