Lupinus formosus var. formosus

A beautifullong bloomingperennial Lupine for a dry to semi-dry spot in your garden and native to the coastal hills of much of California! Tolerant/happy inDRY, CLAYISHsoil once established. “Summer Lupine” is also widelydistributed in Californiafrom the coast to valleys to 10,000’ in elevation. Deliciously fragrant, the good sized 4”-6” spikes of lavender-purple blooms appear fromlate Spring thru Fall,attracting bees and butterflies. It’s also a host plant for the endangered “Mission Blue” butterfly. To 1’-2’ tall with silvery green foliage. Heat tolerant! We found that a little fertility and occasional water makes for more profuse blooming. Do water to establish. Deer resistant.


Low/No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA zones (6?)7-9