Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus

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Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus
Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus
Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus

Species Name: Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus
Common Name: Grape Soda Lupine

Compact lupine with dark purple blooms. Recommended for small gardens. Found locally in Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead area. Excellent for high elevation gardens.Caution: seeds, leaves and stems are toxic.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2-3' H x 3-5' W
Growth Habit: Low
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Dark purple
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern Sierra Nevada Highlands, Tehachapi, Southwest, Eastern Sierra Nevada, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Dry areas below 10,000

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