Lupinus albifrons
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Lupinus albifrons

bush lupine

  family leguminosae 
  genus lupinus 

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Genus  Lupinus Species  albifrons Variety  Cultivar  Common names  bush lupine Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S10124 Data source  HumGrdn p94
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  1' - 2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Well drained Optimal soil texture  Rocky Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-10b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Lupinus albifrons has flowers that hummingbirds love to feed on. Bush lupine can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. The optimal soil texture for this plant is one that is rocky. Full sun to partial shade is best for growing this species. It usually does best in well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Lupinus albifrons may have originated from Western United States.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Lupinus albifrons is an herbaceous perennial. Flowers: Bush lupine has yellow or white centers flowers. Flowers begin in March and don't stop until May. Blossoms in such colors as blue, red and purple are common.

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