Specializing in Wetland Restoration
Lupinus polyphyllus $54.00 per/lb
BIG LEAF LUPINE
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.