Annual, biennial or short-lived perennial flower
1 - 5 feet
Wet prairie, damp forests, droughty uplands
10-12 lbs per acre with approximately 29,000 seeds per lb
Riverbank lupine is a native in the legume family with blue and white flowers. The seed is eaten by many different birds while small mammals use the plant growth for cover. It will grow in almost any soil but prefers wet and well drained. It goes dormant in the late summer and can survive drought conditions. Grows quickly and is useful for erosion control and meadow restoration.
Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here).
Best planted in early fall but can also be planted in the spring at 1/2 - 3/4 inch deep.