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Lupinus succulentus Arroyo Lupine Seeds California Native Species

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A very attractive California native with spikes of blue and purple flowers above luscious lupine green foliage attracts lots of attention from wildlife and neighbors. Arroyo lupine is also known as hollowleaf annual lupine and it thrives on low elevation foothills, chaparral and valley grassland in a wide variety of soils including sandy or gravelly washes, clay, open fields and disturbed areas. A fabulous low water choice that adds a lot of lush green height and bright blue-purple-violet flowers that attracts hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. Tolerates a wide range of gardens including fertile, clayish or sandy soil along with low to moist conditions. Self-seeds where happy. If transplanting do it when they are small because larger plants do not transplant well. Protect small plants from slugs and snails. This seed was specifically collected & grown in Northern California. Plant and seeds are poisonous see notes below.

Pkt: 40 Seed 

Botanical Name: Lupinus succulentus

Common Name: Arroyo Lupine, Hollowleaf Lupine, Succulent Lupine

Type: Annual     Color: Blue-Purple-Violet *Variable

Height: 24-48" *Variable with conditions

Light: Full Sun to Part Shade

Water: Low to Moderate

Soil: Wide Range good for clay, tolerates sandy or gravelly soil with adequate water

Flowering: Spring

Germination: 15-30 days at 60-65F Helpful pretreatment: Scarify by lightly rolling on sandpaper or nick the seed coat then soak in hot (not boiling) water for 6+ hours to overnight, then sow at 60ºF 

*Many natives have some seed dormancy sow extra and thin to the healthiest 

Sow: Indoors early spring, plantable pots or individual cell trays reduce root disturbance, after pretreatment press into moist seed starting mix about 1/8" and cover lightly, keep moist not soggy, 60-65F

Sow: Outdoors later spring direct sow where they are to grow as they do not tolerate transplanting very well, cover lightly, be sure to Keep soil moist during germination and watch out for slugs & snails

Poisonous: Lupinus spp. (Lupine) are listed in Major Toxicity class by University of California Agriculture and Natural Resource Division  http://ucanr.edu/sites/poisonous_safe_plants/Toxic_Plants_by_Scientific_Name_685/

Poisonous: Lupinus spp. (Lupine) are rated as Major in Toxic Plant Rating Guide California Poison Control Site: http://calpoison.org/    http://www.calpoison.org/hcp/KNOW%20YOUR%20PLANTS-plant%20list%20for%20CPCS%2009B.pdf



 

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