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Silver Bush Lupine
Lupinus albifrons var. collinus
  
About Silver Bush Lupine (Lupinus albifrons var. collinus) 7 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lupinus albifrons var. collinus is one of four varieties of Silver Bush Lupine. Var. collinus grows in northern and central California in the Coast Ranges, Klamath Mountains, and foothills of the northern Sierras. It tends to grow in open and sand or rocks, at elevations from 0-6600 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3 - 5 ft tall
2 ft wide

Form
Form
Upright Columnar

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Blue, Lavender, Pink

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 
Insects, especially bees, are attracted to the flowers

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 53 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / week once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -5° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers well drained soil. Soil PH: 6.0 - 8.0

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bee Gardens

Maintenance
Maintenance
Prune to shape in late summer or early fall

Propagation
Propagation?
By seeds

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7*, 8, 9, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17*, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open, sand or rocks in forest clearings

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 4.9" - 130.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 4.08", Coldest Month: 27.8" - 55.1", Hottest Month: 48.9" - 84.4", Humidity: 0.08" - 35.52", Elevation: 10" - 10207"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Silver Lupine


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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