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Lupinus polyphyllus

Common name large-leaf lupin; garden lupin
Family fabaceae
Life cycle biennial/perennial (Z4-10)
Flowers purple-blue (spring)
Size 3-4'
Light sun-part shade
From seed scarify seed, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Sounds like this is (or at least is one of the ancestors of) garden lupine like the ones I have at my page for lupin hybrids. I'll be looking for any differences as these mature and flower.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '06 trade. Scarified with sandpaper, soak 1d. Baggy 70F (90%G, 3-11d). Some needed additional scarification before they germinated.
  2. Same seed as above. Sandpapered, soak 1d. Baggy 70F (55%G, 2-12d).
  3. Same seed as above. Sandpapered. Baggy 70F (100%, 3-11d; one additional sandpapering needed for full germination

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