Large Leaf Lupine
Lupinus polyphyllus, 3.5" pot
Bigleaf lupine's stunning racemes of blue-violet to light purple flowers can be up to 16 inches long. It is a lovely alternative to snapdragon, phlox, or loosetrife in an herbaceous border, meadowscape, or pollinator garden. The palmately compound leaves are distinctive, adding unexpected texture to a woodland or water garden. This leguminous plant is often used in wetland restoration for its wildlife uses and nitrogen fixation. It prefers full sun and moist to wet soils, tolerating temporarily dry soils.