Lupins or lupines are the members of the genus Lupinus in
the legume family. The genus comprises between 200 and 600
species, with major centers of diversity in South America
and western North America, in the Mediterranean region and
Lupine is an herbaceous perennial that are members
of the legume or pea family.
Other Names: Large-leaved Lupine, Big-leaved
Lupine, Garden Lupin, Wild Lupine, Lupin, Blue
Descriptions: Lupine have spike flowers
similar to sweet-pea, and star-like foliage.
Size: Lupines grow up to 4 feet tall.
Symbolism: Lupine flowers are symbolic
of imagination. Lupine represent voraciousness,
Grow Details: Lupines are moderately easy
to grow, in the right conditions.
Soil Type: Well
Drained Loose, Sandy Soil
Soil PH: PH 6.5 - 7.0
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Lupines grow up to 4 feet
Flower Colors: Purple, Pink, White,
Yellow, Red, Blue, Bi-Color
Propagation: Propagate lupine by
Blooming Period: May to June
Type: Annual or Perennials
Herbal Remedy Properties: Lupine is poisonous,
particularly to sheep and horses. A drug, however,
has been extracted from the lupine plant that
is used for cardiac arrhythmias.
Native Area: Lupine is native to western
|The species are mostly herbaceous
perennial plants 0.3-1.5 m (1–5 ft) tall, but some
are annual plants and a few are shrubs up to 3 m
(10 ft) tall - see also bush lupin -, with one species
(Lupinus jaimehintoniana, from the Mexican state
of Oaxaca) a tree up to 8 m high with a trunk 20
cm (8 in) in diameter