Sky-blue Lupine (Lupinus diffusus)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Gray-green to silvery-green, soft pubscent with fine white hairs
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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