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Lupinus polyphyllus


Lupinus polyphyllus is known as the large-leaved or bigleaf lupine and is the main species of gardens.

Lupinus polyphyllus is known as the large-leaved or bigleaf lupine. It is native to western North America from Alaska and BC south to California. It is also the garden lupin and the basis of all our garden hybrids. It is a large species with flowers blooming 3-5 feet high usually in purple-blue with white. Pollinated by bumblebees. It is a larval host to many butterfly species. Photo: Wikipedia.

Common Name: Large-Leaved Lupine

Family: Fabaceae (The Legume Family)

Zone Hardiness: 6-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Along streams and creeks and other moist habitats from BC to California.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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