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Drought Tolerant

Annual- Arroyo Lupine

Arroyo Lupine By The Marmot from USA
Common Name: Arroyo Lupine

Botanical Name: Lupinus succulentus

Family:  Fabaceae

Description: California native; fast growing, very large annual with succulent stems and leaves

NOTE: all parts of the plant are poisonous to humans and animals if ingested   See California Poison Control System  (Table 3 page 62 and Table 4 page 91)

Sun: Full sun

Water: Drought tolerant to occasional water

Soil: Tolerates heavy soil and disturbed areas

Habit and form: Upright growth to waist high

Flower type: Spikes of sweet pea-like flowers

Flower color & bloom season: Blue showy flowers bloom in Spring

Maintenance tips: Easy to grow, germinates easily from seeds

Comments:  Useful for bank stabilization as it has a deep root system; adds nitrogen to soil


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