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Products > Lupinus albifrons var. collinus
 
Lupinus albifrons var. collinus - Dwarf Silver Bush Lupine

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Fabaceae = Pea Family
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: <1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Lupinus albifrons var. collinus (Dwarf Silver Bush Lupine) - A beautiful low mounding fast-growing perennial to 8 inches tall by 1 foot wide with silvery palmate leaves and lavender-blue flowers that rise to 18 inches in spring. Plant in full sun in a very well-drained soil - will not persist in heavy soils or clay. Hardy to around 5-10 F and useful in USDA zones 8-10. A great plant for the rock garden or in a container and a host for the Mission Blue Butterfly. It is native to sunny, dry, gravelly locations in coastal California below 4,500 feet from San Luis Obispo north to Lake County and particularly abundant in the San Francisco Bay area. Our plants from seed purchased from Seedhunt.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lupinus albifrons var. collinus.
 
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