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Ocotillo (Fouquieria)

Fouquieria splendens
SKU: HC017260
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) is an unusual desert plant renowned for its thorny, cane-like branches and brilliant display of red, hummingbird-attracting flowers.
key features
Botanical Name
Fouquieria splendens
Growing Zones
Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Privacy
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
6-16' tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to summer


Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) is a fabulous desert plant, renowned for its brilliant spring display of red tubular flowers and thorny cane-like branches. The species is found in both the warm winter Sonoran desert and the cold winter Chihuahuan desert. The flowers are a magnet for hummingbirds, the plant's natural pollinator. The plant leafs out in brief periods of moisture but is deciduous (drops its leaves) when it's very hot and dry. Our plants are grown from seed collected in the Chihuahuan desert of southern NM and is cold hardy to 0° F (Possibly colder when well established).
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