Prairie Lupine (Lupinus lepidus)


Prairie Lupine (Lupinus lepidus)


This hardy lupine grows in a low, spreading manner, distinguished in particular by its velvety, silvery foliage and spikes of bluish violet flowers. This species is found in rocky places on prairies and foothills on both sides of the Cascades. Prefers well drained, rocky medium and full sun. Literature recommends lightly scarring with sandpaper or soaking in hot water before planting. Once established will readily reseed.


Family: Fabaceae

Bloom: Early Summer

Height: 2-18”

Difficulty: Medium

$4.00 Packet: .05 oz. or approximately 50 seeds

Image “Prairie Lupine” by Walter Siegmund is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

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