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Arizona Foldwing

Dicliptera resupinata

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate
Sun Partial shade
Pollinators Hummingbirds
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
1.5 × 1.5
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season September-May
Flower Color Lavender
Minimum Temperature Range 25 °F
Leaf Description Lanceolate (shaped like the head of a lance), dark green
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Elevation Range 3000-6000 ft.
Description Arizona foldwing is a small wildflower with an airy form and delicate branches. Purple flowers are partially enclosed in a heart-shaped leafy bract which remains after the flower is spent. This bract aids in identification when the plant is not in flower. This species is limited in distribution to the Sky Islands region of southern Arizona and into Mexico but may be grown at higher or lower elevations where special consideration is given to placement. Mix this plant with other perennial wildflowers and grasses, and plant near tree cover.