LUPINUS versicolor

Lupin, Lupine



Height: 6-8" (15-20cm)
Flowering Time: Summer
Flower Colour: White, blue, mauve, purple

Botanical Classification:


Angiospermae (Angiosperms)
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons)
Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder)
Order: Fabales (Bean Order)
Family: Papilionaceae (Pea Family)
Genus: Lupinus (Lupin)
Species: versicolor (variously coloured)
Lupinus versicolor

Lupinus versicolor is a very useful plant for the rock garden, as a single plant can cover an area over a yard across with a carpet of silky silvery leaves almost covered with dumpy spikes of full-size lupin flowers in many shades of blue, mauve, purple and white.


Harvesting and Growing from Seed:


Outside (5 days)
Any time of year
Deno (2-10 days)

Seed Pod The seed pod is a small pea pod, opening into two halves along the sides.

Seed The seeds are dark brown or speckled beans. There are several seeds in a pod.

Seedling The seedleaves are round and fat, and the first true leaves are silvery and lobed.

Seeds may germinate faster if they are nicked slightly and soaked before sowing.

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