WILD BLUE LUPIN Lupinus perennis
Lupinus perennis (also wild perennial lupine, wild lupine, sundial lupine, blue lupine, Indian beet, or old maid's bonnets) is widespread in the eastern part of the USA (from Texas and Florida to Maine) and Minnesota, Canada (southern Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador), and on the coasts of the Arctic Ocean, where it grows in sandy areas such as dunes and savannas. The long flowers can be white, blue, purple, or pink, but are most often blue or bluish purple.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 3-8
Note: This plant is known to have toxicity. The ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause serious illness or death.
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: Scarify the seeds between two layers of sand paper, and plant as soon as they are received. Rake the ground, and then scatter the seeds on the raked ground. Lightly rake the seeds in, so that they are just covered by the soil, being careful that they are not too deep. Water the area, and keep it continually moist until plants begin to grow. The seeds may begin to germinate in the fall, or can sometimes wait until spring after a cold period. Once they are established, the plants are somewhat drought tolerant.