Lupinus succulentus, Arroyo Lupine
Arroyo Lupine / Blue Lupine
Vivid blue flower spikes top the tall stems of Arroyo Lupine, which is considered one of the easiest Lupines to grow. This plant can reach a height of two feet tall. A great candidate for a sunny spot in the garden. Hardy enough to grow well in higher elevations where it will look beautiful in a border with the lavender and white Mountain Phlox (Lianthus grandiflorus). Works well in a narrow bed too, near a walkway or along a fence. For a striking, erosion-control mix on a slope, punctuate with white Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) and the bright orange California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica). Lavender flowers bloom in winter through spring.
Germination is improved if seed is soaked in water for 24 hours prior to planting.
- Full sun to part shade
- Low water requirements
- Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies
- Native to California