Lupinus polyphyllus
Lupinus polyphyllus

Lupinus polyphyllus

Large-Leaf Lupin

Fabaceae

Height

80 - 90 cm

Flower colour

blue, purple or pink

Flowering time

late June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - part shade

Soil

poor, well drained, moist

pH

acid - neutral

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

western N-America

Lupinus is a genus in the legume family, Fabaceae.  It is a large genus of around 300 species native to N- and S-America. Smaller distribution areas are found around the Mediterranean. They are nitrogen fixing and some can grow in poor, dry soil.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown January - March.

Seed coat sanded and soaked in warm water for 24 h before being sown. Seed just covered and stored at 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination.

Needs a sunny spot and well drained soil. Hardy.

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