Fallugia paradoxa

Apache Plume

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Apache Plume is one of our showiest native western shrubs. Beginning in late spring and continuing through summer the plant blooms with single white flowers that set fluffy pink seed heads. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to mid fall
Shipping Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 51450

Details

48" tall x 48" wide, (seed propagated). This is one of the showiest of our native shrubs. Everblooming with white, five-petaled flowers, Apache Plume really stands out when the pink, silky plumed seed heads are formed and cover the tips of the branches for many months. Striking when underplanted with low growing ground cover junipers. A moderate to rapid grower in any well-drained soil.
SKU 51450
Common Name Apache Plume
Botanical Name Fallugia paradoxa
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color White
Mature Height 48" tall
Mature Spread 48" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to mid fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Very Drought Resistant / Very Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10", 10 to 20", 20 to 30"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Hot Desert
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 6, zones 3-4 first. Most plant orders arrive within 3-5 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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4.6

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5.0

This plant has great potential

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Fallugia paradoxa:

      Though still quite small, this shrub managed to bloom a few times its first year. Very drought tolerant and the rabbits left it alone, yay! Looking forward to some of those cool seedheads next year. Note: I have seen some that were sheared (shorn?) Back severely and they looked awful. I will ho for thd natural look.

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      4.0

      Waiting to see

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      from Fort Collins, CO

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Fallugia paradoxa:

      Arrived small, like others in the same order. Not much growth at all in the first year, but these still fared better than many of their boxmates. I imagine it will be several years before these plants are large enough to really enjoy, but they do seem healthy in a hot and dry area.

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      5.0

      Excellent plant

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      from Whidbey Island, WA

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      • Hardy
      • Versatile

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Fallugia paradoxa:

        One of my beds is full sun, with "quick draining" = gravel soil. I have tried many different varieties of plants, and this one is a survivor! It made it through a long, hot, summer with only a few bucketfuls of water, and bloomed continuously. A very pretty addition. I'm thrilled with this one!

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        5.0

        Excellet for hot, dry climates

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        from Pendleton, OR

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Fallugia paradoxa:

          I live in Eastern Oregon and planted this during one of our hottest summers on record in the hottest part of my yard. It performed perfectly and I'm looking forward to it sizing up in the coming years.

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          4.0

          I like this plant and would buy others.

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          from Reno, NV

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Deer Rabbit Proof
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • Growth Is Random
          • Needs Trimming
          • Slow To Get Started

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          • Outdoors
          • Use In Native Area

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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