LUPINUS succulentus (Arroyo Lupine)
Lupinus Succulentus commonly known as ‘Arroyo Lupine’ is a species of lupine also known by the common names ‘Hollow leaf annual lupine’, ‘Arroyo Lupine’, and ‘Succulent Lupine’. It is native to California, where it is common throughout much of the state, and adjacent sections of Arizona and Baja California. The most water tolerant of all Lupines, it is popular as a native landscaping plant. Lupinus succulentus is used cultivated as an ornamental plant, for flower borders, native plant and wildlife gardens, and in natural landscaping projects.
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Scientific Name: Lupinus Succulentus
Common Name: Arroyo Lupine
Plant Type: Annual
Family: Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Native Range: Native to California, Adjacent sections of Arizona and Baja California
Height: 12-48 "
Spread: 12 "
Habitat: Grassy flats and slopes below 2000 ft
Exposure: Full Sun
Blooming Season: Spring to Summer
Attracts: Beneficial Insects to garden, Butterflies, Humming Birds, Bumblebees
Resistant: Deer, Drought Resistant
Flower Shape: Flowers are densely spaced on flowering stalks
Flower Color: Purple, Violet, Lavender
Water Requirement: Watered daily until the seeds germinate
Soil Type: Moist clay or heavy soils
Soil pH: 6.0-8.0 pH
Advantage: Easy to grow and thrives in almost all areas
Uses: Flower Borders, Wildlife Gardens, Landscaping projects