Perennial Lupine is legume, which means it enhances soil fertility by fixing atmospheric nitrogen into a useful form. A native plant that enriches the soil for other plants and attracts pollinators? Win-win! Not to mention, it produces a beautiful flower!
Ranging anywhere from 1 to 3 feet, this plant starts to bloom as early as April and keeps blooming until mid-summer. It likes to put its roots down in dry, sandy soils and prefers full sun.
Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet.
Flower Color: Blue and Purple
Height: 1-3 Feet
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils
Bloom Time: April through July
Plant Type: Perennial
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees
Host Plant: Karner Blue Butterfly, Frosted Elfin Butterfly