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Lupinus albifrons - Silver Bush Lupine
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Fabaceae = Pea Family
Origin: California (U.S.A.)
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Lupinus albifrons (Silver Bush Lupine) - A beautiful large fast-growing upright perennial to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide with silvery palmate leaves and lavender-blue flowers that rise on stalks up to 1 foot above the foliage in spring and often continue through much of the summer. Plant in full sun in a very well-drained soil - will not persist in heavy soils or clay. Give this plant little to no supplemental irrigation once established. Hardy to around 5-10 F and useful in USDA zones 8-10. Keep an eye out for slugs and snails on young plants but older plants are even resistant to browsing by deer. A great plant for the rock garden or in a container and is attractive to many pollinators as well as a host for the Mission Blue Butterfly. It is native along the coast from Santa Barbara County north to Oregon where it grows in dry open meadows and slopes along the coastal ranges and lower elevation Sierra Nevada inland. Our plants from seed purchased from Seedhunt. Images also courtesy of Seedhunt.  Information displayed on this page about  Lupinus albifrons is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.