Details & Attributes
|Native to Arizona
|Full sun, partial shade
|Bees, butterflies. Seeds are eaten by birds.
In relative feet, width by height
|5' × 5'
|Minimum Temperature Range
|Dark green on top, with whitish undersides. Leaves are small and lobed.
|Clusters of decorative plumes with a single seed per plume
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|A lovely shrub in the rose family, found in upland and montane habitats. This plant is tolerant of a variety of soil types but prefers well draining locations. While most appropriate at higher elevations, plants can be cultivated even in Tucson and Phoenix, especially if light shade is provided. Apache plume typically grows as a dense shrub with 5-petaled white flowers, and red tinted achenes (feathery plumes). A fine interplanting could be made by mixing this species with lemonade berry (Rhus aromatica), banana yucca (Yucca baccata), and Arizona rosewood (Vauquelinia californica).