Lupinus polyphyllus
"Big Leaf Lupine"

Lupinus polyphyllusLupinus polyphyllus

Who needs those wimpy ‘Russell Hybrids’ Lupines when you can grow the original California native ancestor? Noble spires of blue or purple flowers reach to 4’ tall and appear in Summer above the stand-out large and robust foliage to 3’ across. Native to most places in the Western U.S., grow it in average-rich soil with regular water for best show. Cut flowers, hummers, bees, butterflies and birds galore, plus deer proof too!


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CA Native Perennial
USDA zones 4-10