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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 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.

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Lupinus albifrons, Silver Bush Lupine 

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