Fallugia paradoxa

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Fallugia paradoxa
Fallugia paradoxa
Fallugia paradoxa

Species Name: Fallugia paradoxa
Common Name: Apache Plume

Beautiful delicate white blooms that mature into showy feathery plumes. Recommended with other desert plants such as Apricot Mallow and Fairyduster. Drought and heat tolerant.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Perennial
Height by Width: 3-6' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought-deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Eastern Desert Mountains
Natural Habitat: Dry, somewhat rocky slopes in pinyon/juniper woodland from 3,000' to 6,600'

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Care and Maintenance

  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Small intricately branched deciduous shrub 2 to 5 feet high with finely cut leaves and white flowers 1 to 1 1/2 inches across. The flowers are followed by attractive plumes of a delicate pink shade. Both flowers and plumes appear on the plant at the same time and the shrubs continue in bloom for a long time. From the Providence Mountains. A good shrub for a dry place. Gallon cans, 75c."
Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.