How to grow Blue lupin

Blue lupin grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Lupinus also known as Lupinus pilosus, Blue lupin annual used as nitrogen fixing plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a in the spring or 10b-11 as autumn planting.

Leaves color green with hairy structure in the elliptic shape digitate structure 10 lobes.

Blue lupin flowers

Flower color can be: blue-purple in pea flower shape.

Pods color is green become brown when it’s ready there is 2-7 seeds, the seeds edible.

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How to grow Blue lupin growing and care:

Warm weather in the summer with cool weather, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Little bit toxic

Planting season:
Autumn / Spring (in colder area)

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mites

Pruning season:
All season

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
15-80 cm, 6-32 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter – spring

General information about the flower
Blue-purple flowers in pea flower shape grow on spike

Edible seeds

Seeds harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Seeds pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Blue lupin fruit?
Eaten raw, cooked

Work requirements on the seeds:
Collect the seeds when the seeds fresh

How long does it take to bear seeds?
80-120 days

Ripening of seeds:
Only edible when it’s green

Scientific name:

Lupinus pilosus

How to grow Blue lupin

Blue lupin plant

Blue lupin care

Blue lupin flower

Blue lupin


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • Blue flower
  • Purple flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Herbaceous
  • Legumes
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Floristry
  • Ground fixing plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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