River Refuge Seed

Specializing in Wetland Restoration
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Lupinus polyphyllus                                                                  $54.00 per/lb

BIG LEAF LUPINE

TYPE: Perennial


HEIGHT: 4 feet


HABITAT: Wet prairie, damp forests, droughty uplands


SEEDING RATE: 10-12 lbs per acre with approximately 19,000-30,000 seeds per lb


STRATIFICATION: None but since it has a hard seed, scarification improves germination 

This is the true native, not Russells. It is a legume with huge flowers that range from purple to pink. It will grow in wet prairie to droughty uplands and tolerates hot summers and wet winters. Since its roots grow deep, it is a good choice for erosion control and soil stabilization. Plants do not usually flower until the second year. Plant 1/2 to 3/4 inch deep. 
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