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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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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Kanab UT high desert
Comments about High Country Gardens Fallugia paradoxa:
I love this plant, its leaves look like cheerily waving little cartoon hands! It stays green and blooms almost all the time. If you break off the seedheads and bring them indoors, they keep their shape and color indefinitely. This is a true, very hardy native. It is common in the wilderness areas near our southwestern high desert home. We are at about 5000 feet and receive an average of about 15 inches precipitation annually (with long, dry periods between moisture). It can also get very cold, sometimes below zero. Our soil is challenging; very alkaline and sometimes sand, sometimes clay. If Apache Plume can thrive here, it could do well almost anywhere! For more flowers/seedheads and a denser, less random and rangy appearance, trim your specimens. I didn't want to harvest from the wild, so I purchased multiple specimens of this special plant from High Country Gardens. They all arrived healthy, I planted on a hot, dry slope in fall 2016. Spring 2017 they all came back to life and early summer they started blooming, then developing those lovely little seedheads. This continued into November. They even each got larger as well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Apache Plume in the wilderness! It's the dark green bush
Still blooming in November
Wild Apache Plume never gets watered; grows beautifully
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An excellent native
By Front Range Gardener
from Fort Collins, CO
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Blossoms are similar to Winecups Poppy Mallow though slightly smaller and white. I often see bees visiting this plant. The seedheads are wonderful. This is a very interesting and attractive native plant, in my opinion.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
This plant has great potential
from Smith Valley, NV
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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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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.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Whidbey Island, WA
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!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Excellet for hot, dry climates
By Renee S
from Pendleton, OR
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.
(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I like this plant and would buy others.
from Reno, NV
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