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Lupinus Perennis Papaver

Lupinus Perennis Papaver

Lupinus Perennis Papaver

The lupine has been declining in number and range since the Industrial Revolution. It is estimated that it has declined in number by about 90% since 1900. This decline has in turn been deemed one of the primary causes of the decline of the Karner blue butterfly. The main threats to Lupinus perennis are thought to be habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, and poor management. Currently it is considered "rare" in Pennsylvania, a species of special concern in Rhode Island, threatened in Iowa, Maryland, and New Hampshire;

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Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea), California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas), Four O'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa), French Marigold (Tagetes patula), Gold Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Lemon Mint (Monarda citriodora), Perennial Lupine (Lupinus perennis), Purple Giant Hyssop (Agastache rugosa), Rocket Larkspur (Delphinium consolida), Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima), Sweet William Pinks (Dianthus barbatus).Lupinus perennis is used as foodplants by the caterpillars of several lepidoptera. Among these are the clouded sulphur, eastern tailed blue, gray hairstreak, silvery blue, wild indigo duskywing, frosted elfin (Callophrys irus), the eastern Persius duskywing (Erynnis persius persius).

Make sure this fits by entering your model number. Perennial lupine can grow wild or in your flower bed in USDA zones 3 - 9. Lupinus perennis, or simply Lupine, is a well-known and loved perennial wild flower. They bring interest and beauty to any naturalized landscape setting, and they fixate nitrogen for the soil. Wild blue lupine can reach heights of 36 inches and deer tend to stay away. They’re beneficial in many ways! Lupines have very attractive, shrub-like deep green foliage and tall erect stems that tower above the foliage. Lupine is an early summer bloomer and very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Lupine is an early summer bloomer and very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. They produce a taproot, so after the first year of getting established, they are fairly drought tolerant and need water only during periods of prolonged drought. Many gardeners recommend soaking the seed in water for 24 hours before planting to soften the seed coat. Start the seeds indoors 6 – 8 weeks before the end of frost season. Press the seed into the soil and very lightly cover with soil. Keep the seed moist continuously. With a temperature of 68F, germination is usually within 14 days. Plant these open pollinated, heirloom, non gmo seeds at 1 pound per 1,000 square feet or 40 pounds per acre. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Space the plants 18 - 24 inches apart. For areas with a long growing season, the seed can be started directly outdoors in a prepared seedbed after danger of frost as passed. Grow in full sun to partial shade and in well-drained soil. (Source: www.amazon.com)

 

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