Lupinus polyphyllus

BIG LEAF LUPINE

$54.00 /lb

TYPE:

Perennial flower

HEIGHT:

4 feet

HABITAT:

Wet prairie, damp forests, droughty uplands

WETLAND STATUS:

FAC

SEEDING RATE:

10-12 lbs per acre with approximately 22,000 seeds per lb

This is the true native, not Russells. It is a legume with huge beautiful flowers. It will grow in wet prairie to droughty uplands and tolerates hot summers and wet winters. Since its roots grow deep, it is a good choice for erosion control and soil stabilization. Plants do not usually flower until the second year.

Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).

Best planted in the fall 1/2 - 3/4 inch deep.