Arroyo Lupine, Succulent Lupine
Lupinus succulentus

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lupinus (loo-PIE-nus) (Info)
Species: succulentus (suk-yoo-LEN-tus) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Canoga Park, California

Chico, California

Long Beach, California

Mountain View, California

Richmond, California

Sacramento, California

San Jacinto, California

Ventura, California

West Covina, California

Walsenburg, Colorado

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 7, 2003, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Plant self-sows generously. It is drought-tolerant, but gets bigger and has more flowers with more abundant water. The plant is an annual but it blooms for months. Also called foothill lupine.