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PlantFiles: Sky-blue Lupine
Lupinus diffusus

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lupinus (loo-PIE-nus) (Info)
Species: diffusus (dy-FEW-sus) (Info)

13 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive farmstead On Mar 9, 2007, farmstead from Inverness, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Grows right through low 30's with bright-green foliage. Attracts buterflies and will become host to tens of caterpillars. I will definitely propogate this wonderful wildflower on our farm!

Regional...

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

Boynton Beach, Florida
Holmes Beach, Florida
Inverness, Florida (2 reports)
Navarre, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Valparaiso, Florida
Manton, Michigan
Columbia, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
North Bend, Washington



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