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Purshia mexicana

Synonym(s) Cowania mexicana
Common name Mexican cliffrose
Family rosaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z4)
Flowers white
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Evergreen shrub or small tree native to dry slopes of the southwestern U.S., where it grows at elevations from 3000 to 8000 feet. It grows slowly, with leathery green leaves decorating twisted branches. Fragrant creamy yellow flowers arrive in spring, and are followed by fruit with showy silvery plumes.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange (just 2). Baggy 35F (3w) - 70F (100%G, 4-18d)

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