Pearl Lupine or Andean Lupin or Indian Lupin
Large, fragrant flowers in a mixture of dark blue and light pink to yellow. Use in flowerbeds and bouquets, long vase life, annual flowering the first year. The spikes of flowers that change color as they age. Grows 3 feet tall. Nice in clusters of 3 or 5 plants spaced out 18 inches apart, long blooming plants with showy flowers that are fragrant. Loved by butterflies and good for cutting. Called 'Pearl Lupin' because the seeds look like round, white pearls. Lupinus hartwegii is incorrect. Lupinus cruckshanksii A. Gray or Lupinus mutabilis var. cruckshanksii (Hook.) D. Don.
Annuals. Sow in place of growth or start in deep plugs, plants have tap roots that do not like to be broken during transplanting. Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours, change the water after 12 hours with fresh water. Lightly cover seeds and keep at F 65, germination in 2-15 days.