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The plant’s showy floral display and pleasant scent make it appropriate for where a larger, short-lived wildflower is desired. These large, evergreen lupines usually behave as a biennial: mostly vegetative the first year, with a few flowers, then display an impressive amount of blooms in the second year. The flowers provide pollen and nectar for bumblebees and other native pollinators and beneficial insects. 


  • Height- 36”- 48”
  • Width- 24”-36”
  • Water: Dry to Moist
  • Sun: Full sun to part shade
  • Bloom time: May- June
  • Direct sowing: best sown in fall. Seeds will germinate readily in fall and grow steadily throughout the winter. Can be sown in spring (before April), plants will be shorter.
  • Growing transplants: Seeds do not exhibit dormancy but germinate best in cool temperatures (50-65 degrees).

River Lupine

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