Miniature Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)

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Great for gravelly, harsh locations!

When not in bloom, you just might miss this plant! It is low growing, with soft, hairy leaves. Miniature Lupine flowers in spring, sending up vertical spikes of small, bright blue flowers. It does very well in harsh, dry places such as parking strips (aka hell strips) and construction sites.

It is a favorite plant for pollinators, particularly bumble bees!

Miniature Lupine allies with soil bacteria to fix nitrogen, meaning that it can help supply nutrients for other plants in your garden. It also does well as ground cover, competing favorably against common weeds. It reseeds easily, so will return year after year.

Photo credit: By Walter Siegmund (talk) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Annual (one year)
Full to mostly sun
Wet to dry
Up to one foot
Spikes of small blue flowers
Bloom Period:
Mid spring to early summer
Soft, hairy, almost bluish clustered leaves
Native Range:
BC to California, west of the Cascades
Typical Habitat:
Grasslands, prairies, meadows, sunny hillsides