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Prince's Plume

Stanleya pinnata
SKU: HC017451
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Stanleya pinnata
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Naturalizes
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise, Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
36-60" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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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