Plant family: Fabaceae - Pea
Plant type: Shrub
Plant origin: N/A, California
Chaparral, Grassland, Inland Sage Scrub, Oak Woodland
Clay, Decomposed Granite, Sandy Loam, Adaptable
Tolerant of Clay Soil
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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