Lupinus perennis ssp. unknown Wild Lupine



Note: This strain of Lupinus perennis has been cross-pollinated, and is an unknown subspecies of the native. Whereas Lupinus perennis ssp. perennis has 7-11 leaflets on each leaf, this subspecies has 12-13.

Lupinus perennis, commonly known as "Wild Lupine", offers dense spikes of bluish-purple, pea-shaped flowers in late spring and early fall. These handsome plants have palmately compound leaves spread out like starbursts.

Although it is a rare sight in the wild today, Lupinus perennis Wild Lupine is native to most of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. It thrives in dry, sandy soils and must have great drainage to thrive.

Lupinis perennis Wild Lupine is a favorite among butterflies and hummingbirds and would make an excellent addition to pollinator and wildlife gardens.


  • Common Names: Wild Lupine, Sundial Lupine
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-Draining, Average to Dry
  • Height at Maturity: 24"
  • Width at Maturity: 24"
  • Bloom Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds. Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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