Lupinus excubitus var. excubitus
Common Name Grape Soda Lupine, Adonis Lupine
Latin Name Lupinus excubitus
Family Fabaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones   / 8b - 11
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat California dry slopes from 0 to 10,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per month once established
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width 4 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey evergreen leaves
Flowers Showy purple blooms May and June with fragrance of grape soda
Bark / Roots  
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seed
Pests and direases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, container, rock garden, borders, low maintenance, foliage accent, parkways, specimen, cut flowers
Garden Suitability Fragrance, Songbird, Thornless, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Showy purple blooms May and June with fragrance of grape soda
Nature Value Attracts butterflies and bees, seeds eaten by birds
Native American Uses Medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=5139
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupinus_excubitus
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/112038/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=LUEX
    Data http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_JM_treatment.pl?3691,4023,4065,4068
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/411.htm
    Nursery, images, and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Lupinus+excubitus
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LUEX
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