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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.

CareApache 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.

  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Spring, Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest, Summer Interest
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : North American Natives
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads
  • Flower Color : White
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