This listing is for one packet of Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 40 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to start or scatter seeds October-January!
A.k.a. sundial lupine. A distinctive and showy nitrogen fixer! Wild lupine deserves its reputation for beauty and acclaim as a host for the rare karner blue butterfly, but has definite soil requirements. It does not tolerate clay, and must have a significant amount of sand in its soil.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry Mesic, Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Sand Loam
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: May-Jul
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract long tongued bees. Hosts the karner blue and frosted elfin butterflies, the wild indigo and Perseus duskywing skippers, moths such as the bella moth and phyllira tiger moth, and some smaller insects. Foliage is poisonous to sheep and horses, but occasionally browsed by native herbivores such as deer, rabbits, and groundhogs.