Image for Sea Shore Lupin

Sea Shore Lupin

Scientific name

Lupinus littoralis


Seashore Lupin is a sprawling, perennial wildflower species that typically grows about 0.5 m in height. The leaves are alternately arranged, palmately compound with 5-8 leaflets, have rounded tips, and have short hairs. The flowers are showy, blueish to purplish colored with hints of white, resemble pea flowers, appear in whorls on spike clusters, and blooms between April and May. The flowers are beneficial to pollinator species, especially hummingbirds. Consider planting for coastal areas.

Planting conditions

Seashore Lupin grows best in dry to moist conditions with full sun exposure. It prefers well-drained, sand or rocky soil types. It is tolerant of nutrient poor soil, acidic soil, dry soil, salinity, and strong winds. It is intolerant of shade. This wildflower can be naturally found in dunes or rocky beaches near coastal seashores.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Dry
    • Normal
    • Moist
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Light conditions:
    • Full sun
  • Soil type:
    • Sandy
    • Rocky
  • pH:
    • Acidic
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Plant type:
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 0.5 m
  • Spread:
    • 1 m