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Lupinus albifrons - Silver Bush Lupine

Lupinus albifrons grows to 4 feet tall and wide. The Silver Bush Lupine can be found on a variety of soil types, from sandy back dunes to ocean bluff clay. Lupinus albifrons grows from the bluffs at the coast to the yellow pine forest. Lupinus albifrons grows in sunny locations and requires little or no suplimental water once established. The Silver Bush Lupine is easily lost to excessive watering. Lupinus albifrons produces blue flowers with white centers in the Spring. In the garden, great drainage or adequate drying between irrigation cycles is a must. There is a dwarf variety of the Silver Bush Lupine, Lupinus albifrons collinus that grows to about a foot tall and 1-2 feet wide. The leaves are small, making this lupine look very finely etched. Lupinus albifrons is hardy into the low teens or single digits. Lupinus albifrons is a host plant for the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly and is often visited by the Orange Sulphur Butterfly.

Lupinus albifrons, Silver Bush Lupine

Blue flowers and silver foliage of Lupinus albifrons - Silver Lupine. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plant pages from the genus Lupinus featured on this site:
Lupinus albifrons * Silver Lupine
Lupinus arizonicus * Arizone Lupine
Lupinus bicolor * Miniature Lupine
Lupinus chamissonis * Dune Bush Lupine
Lupinus exubitus * Grape Soda Lupine
Lupinus grayi * Sierra Lupine
Lupinus hirsutissimus * Stinging Lupine
Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus * Chick Lupine
Lupinus stiversii * Harlequin Lupine
Lupinus succulentus * Succulent Lupine, Arroyo Lupine
Lupinus truncatus * Collared Annual Lupine