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Northern Sundial Lupine Lupinus perennis subsp. perennis

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loo-PIE-nus per-EN-is per-EN-is
Description

Habitat: Sandhills, sandy roadsides, other dry (and usually sandy and nutrient-poor) habitats.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bumble bees#hummingbirds#native perennial#NC native#pollinator plant#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source pollen#bird friendly#mammals#food source soft mast fruit#butterfly friendly#butterfly larvae#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bumble bees#hummingbirds#native perennial#NC native#pollinator plant#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#food source pollen#bird friendly#mammals#food source soft mast fruit#butterfly friendly#butterfly larvae#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Lupinus
    Species:
    perennis
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeast Canada, central and southeastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant is a larval host for several species of butterfly, including Karner Blue, Mountain Blue, Elfins, Hairstreaks, and skippers.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from June to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Lavender-blue flowers bloom from April to May
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds