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PlantFiles: Arctic Lupine
Lupinus arcticus

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lupinus (loo-PIE-nus) (Info)
Species: arcticus (ARK-tik-us) (Info)

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Medium Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive leisurlee On Nov 1, 2004, leisurlee from East Barre, VT (Zone 4a) wrote:

They are beautiful in June and early July. They are prolific self seeders and will weather very cold winter temps. Bees and Hummingbirds love them.


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

East Barre, Vermont

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