The Apache plume has a wild look about it, especially when left unattended. You’ll see this Colorado native in the San Luis and Arkansas Valley and for sale at the local garden centers. The flowers are bright white and then turn into pinkish puffy seed heads. The leaves are very small and cover the stems from bottom to top . Several specimens were planted on the grounds before this area was designated the Courage Garden in 1995. We enjoy this shrub so much we planted another specimen in the summer of 2012. Today you can see the young and the old Apache plume.
Accent plant, Xeriscape garden, Border background
Plant in a dry spot, with a south or west exposure in soil that drains well. This shrub needs little water once it is established. Not suited for planting in or next to an irrigated lawn.