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 water once established and is easily lost to excessive
watering. 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 too 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.
High resolution photos of Lupinus albifrons are part of our garden image collection.