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Silver bush lupine (Lupinus albifrons) in bloom

Lupinus albifrons

Silver bush lupine


Silver bush lupine (Lupinus albifrons) is native to California and Southern Oregon where it's found growing on dry slopes and flats in many plant communities below 5,000 feet.  It has a large and diverse range that covers Southern Oregon, California's Coast Ranges from Humboldt County south to Santa Barbara County, the north slope of the Western Transverse Ranges of Ventura and Los Angeles counties and the Sierra Nevada foothills from Shasta to Tulare counties.


5-6 Feet


5-7 Feet


5-7 Feet

Lupinus albifrons Characteristics


  • Wind resistant
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant flowers
  • California native

Flower color

  • Blue / Purple / Lavender / Violet

Foliage color

  • Silver, White, Grey

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Mounding


  • Sunny all day - Coast

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring
  • Summer

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts beneficial insects