Apache plume

Fallugia paradoxa

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Apache plume (Fallugia paradoxa)
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A member of the rose family (Rosaceae), Apache plume has single, white, rose-like flowers in a fine-textured shrub up to 5 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Flowering occurs from late spring until late summer, and is followed by clouds of showy, pink, feater-duster-like seed heads that are just as showy as the flowers.

Care: 

Apache plume prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is native to the deserts of the American Southwest. While reasonably drought tolerant, it appreciates moisture during the summer months.

Propagation: 

 Collect seeds in late summer and sow fresh or dried.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Song Birds,
Native,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage,
Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Natives

Fallugia paradoxa