Lupinus lepidus

Lupinus lepidus

Pacific lupine

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Lupinus lepidus
  • Common name: Pacific lupine
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Silver

Lupinus lepidus is a hardy perennial lupin, native to South America. It bears purple-blue and white pea-like flowers in spring and summer, above grey-green foliage. Like all lupins, it’s blooms are attractive to bees. It’s perfect for growing in a gravel garden or a dry herbaceous border as part of a mixed display.

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Grow Lupinus lepidus in very well-drained soil in full sun.

How to grow Lupinus lepidus

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Lupinus lepidus and wildlife

Lupinus lepidus is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Lupinus lepidus poisonous?

Lupinus lepidus is harmful if ingested and causes an upset stomach.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to People

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