Blue lupin growing 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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Requirements for 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
Autumn / Spring (in colder area)
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
15-80 cm, 6-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Winter – spring
General information about the flower
Blue-purple flowers in pea flower shape grow on spike
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?
Ripening of seeds:
Only edible when it’s green