Lupinus albifrons

Silver Bush Lupine

Plant family: Fabaceae - Pea


Plant type: Shrub

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Purple
Blooming Season Spring
Height 3-5 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
Sun / Shade   
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Wildlife Friendliness Rating
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Chaparral, Grassland, Inland Sage Scrub, Oak Woodland

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Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam, Adaptable

Special Characteristic

Tolerant of Clay Soil

Plant Highlights

Silver Bush Lupine is a dense 3 to 5 foot tall and wide perennial with beautiful, shimmering silver leaves and intense purple flower spikes that bloom in the spring. It is a showy and fragrant plant that attracts butterflies and their larvae. This lupine needs full sun to thrive, but it will tolerate some shade. It will grow in sandy, loamy or clay soils as long as it has good drainage. It is long lived and reliable and needs little to no water once established. Caution: the seeds, leaves and stems are toxic if ingested.

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