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Lupinus Polyphyllus

Botanical Name:

Lupinus polyphyllus

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Moist, cool soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Perennials, Perennial, Not climbing, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Benefits
Attracts

Hummingbirds

Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: Seeds. Toxic only if eaten in large quantities. Symptoms include respiratory depression and slow heartbeat, sleepiness, convulsions. Toxic Principle: Alkaloids such as lupinine, anagyrine, sparteine, and hydroxylupanine. (Poisonous Plants of N.C.)

Taxonomy

Order

Fabales

Family

Fabaceae

Genus

Lupinus

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