Lupinus latifolius var. parishii
“Parish’s Stream Lupine”

Lupinus latifolius var. parishii “Parish’s Stream Lupine”Lupinus latifolius var. parishii “Parish’s Stream Lupine”

Parish’s Stream Lupine has very showy 1’ long flower spikes in purple-y pink to pink-y pink that smell deliciously of grape soda.  It blooms on long spikes in the late Spring-Summer. If given the moist conditions of its usual habitat of wet woodlands, streams & seeps of Southern California, it grows very tall & lush to 3-4' tall & across. I gave it a try in my dry bed at home & it grew to 2’, bloomed well & survived a Summer of very low water! Though it is clearly a Lupine that adapts well to various garden conditions, it does look its best with some supplemental water. A very pretty addition to a CA native garden! Deciduous. Grows under oaks! Deer resistant!

Anni J.
Propagator

Sun-Pt. Shade
Moist-Low water
Perennial
USDA Zones 8-10