Prince's Plume

Stanleya pinnata (Prince's Plume) has striking presence in the open landscape, bearing bright yellow flower spikes over feathery silver foliage. A native of the North American West and Southwest, its hardy, long-lasting flowers that can last for weeks, or months in the right conditions, serving as a beacon for attracting pollinators. 'Prince's Plume' is a fascinating and deer-resistant addition to xeriscapes in arid, semi-desert conditions. (Stanleya pinnata)
Zones4 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Water Tolerance
Mature Height 36-60" tall
Mature Spread36" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
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Item Package SizePlant - 5" Deep Pot

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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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48-60” tall x 12-18” wide. Stanleya pinnata (Prince's Plume) is an easy-to-identify native plant in the arid landscapes of the American West and Southwest. In summer, gray-green foliage is topped by 5-6" spikes of bright, bold yellow. Foliage narrows and becomes lanceolate as it grows further up the flowering spikes. Flowers have a bottle-brush look, with elongated stamens and recurved sepals, or petals that form a semi-open tube. Flowers open from the bottom of the spike upward. Depending on weather, the flowering spikes of ‘Prince’s Plume’ can last for several weeks up to a couple months. When dry they should be cut at the base and removed. ‘Prince’s Plume’ is well suited to xeriscapes, in arid, semi-desert conditions of the west and southwest. It can be used in wetter climates, if placed in sheltered or elevated rock gardens to ensure that this native desert perennial does not suffer from too much moisture. Plant in full sun in poor to average soil.
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Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Deep Pot
Common Name
Prince's Plume
Botanical Name
Stanleya pinnata
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
36-60" tall
Mature Spread
36" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Low Fertility Soil
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Native, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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