Purshia mexicana
Plants of the Southwest

Purshia mexicana

Cliffrose

Cliffrose is a rugged, intricately branched shrub to 6 ft. Small, dark, evergreen leaves. In the summer, yellow, fragrant flowers appear and long, silky plumes cover the plant in fall. Heat and cold hardy. Slow growing. Sow in fall or soak seed in hydrogen peroxide for 6 hours, cold stratify 2 months and sow in spring. Germination is erratic. Zones 4-8.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 45678


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