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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

56

Showy blue, purple or yellow flowers on robust erect plants. Poisonous to grazing livestock.

Scientific  Name:

Lupinus leucophyllus

Common Name 1

› Velvet Lupine

Family:

Fabaceae

Origins:

Native to western North America

Plant Type:

Herbaceous Plant, Perennial
Common Name 2

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

M

Soil Preference:

Well drained sandy soil

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-Green

Foliage Description:

Palmate leaves divided into 7 to 11 leaflets up to 7 cm long. Herbage is coated in white wooly fibers and stiff hairs.

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Blue

Flower Description:

Dense racemes of many flowers, each around 1 cm long. The flower is blue or purple in color with a yellow or brownish patch on the banner.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

1.3-3'

Mature spread:

12-18"

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Grassy slopes and sagebrush flats

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

No serious pests

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious diseases

Environmental Problems:

Dislikes clay or acid soils

Landscape Problems:

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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