Once established, needs only occasional watering.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||fal-LEW-gi-a pa-ra-DOX-a|
|Lore||Hopi Indians steep the leaves of this plant to create hair tonic. Parts of this plant were also used as brooms and in basket making, cradleboard hoods and arrow shaft.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 3 to 8 ft. tall, 6 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This rangy perennial serves the dryland garden and well-drained sunny banks and borders with its semi-evergreen foliage and small white flowers. Use in the most hot, dry and inhospitable places, around landscape boulders, rock gardens and behind dry stone walls.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
|Companion Plants||This rangy native shrub combines well with other desert-like species of the dryland garden such as Ivory Tower Yucca (Yucca filamentosa 'Ivory Tower') with its sword-like green leaves and white blooms, Ground Morning Glory (Convolvulus mauritanicus), a groundcover with lavender-blue flowers, and Purple Fountain Grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum') with its maroon-purple blades. Overhead try the airy canopy of Thornless Chilean Mesquite (Prosopis chilensis) and the weeping branches of California Pepper Tree (Schinus molle).|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10