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Lupinus perennis

Also called Wild Lupine, Blue Lupine, Blue Bonnets


Lupinus perennis - Sundial Lupine - Catherine Herms, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org

More About Lupinus perennis

  • Other Common Names: Indian Beet, Old Maids Bonnets
  • Compact spikes of showy flowers
  • Blue-violet flowers with a white, central streak
  • Occasionally flowers are pink or white
  • Black, seed heads follow once the flowers finish
  • Smooth, palmate leaves are bright green
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Height: 75 cm
  • Foliage Height: 40 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario 

Zone:

3

Height:

35-40 cm

Spread:

40-45 cm

Colour:

Violet,Purple (deep)

Sundial Lupine Growing and Maintenance Tips

Will thrive in a dry, well-drained, sandy or gravelly soil, in full sun or partial shade. Once established they do not like to be transplanted. 

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Lupinus perennis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Poisonous
Poisonous
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing