Brewer's Lupine
Lupinus breweri

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lupinus (loo-PIE-nus) (Info)
Species: breweri (broo-WEAR-ee) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crestline, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Apr 27, 2012, DracoVolans from Crestline, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I'm not very knowledgeable about this plant, nor have I attempted growing it yet, but it is a lovely little ground-cover that pops up in Spring in undisturbed areas of well-drained, rocky soil. I've seen it in full sun to light shade up here (where it grows wild), none in full shade. Wild flower that grows three to five inches high, most leaves stay close to main body of plant, with runners (?) that trail outward and are covered in thick, moisture-retaining, silvery fuzz. None of the leaf "palms" seem to get larger than an inch across, from what I've so far seen. The flower spikes barely deserve the name, as they tend to be short and podgy in form, almost rounded- with individual flowers numbering around eight to ten or less. This little guy stays very low-profile, both to conserve mo... read more