Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons

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Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons
Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons
Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons

Species Name: Lupinus albifrons var. albifrons
Common Name: Silver Bush Lupine

Attractive bloom and foliage. Silver leaves shimmer beneath long clusters of purple flowers. Long-lived and reliable. Caution: seeds, leaves and stems are toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Dense, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Semi-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full or part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Thoughout California
Natural Habitat: Open sand or rocks below 6,000'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.