Herb: Apache Plume


Latin name: Fallugia paradoxa


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

Flovering:
July to
August

Habitat of Apache Plume:

Dry sun-baked rocky hills.

Other uses of the herb:

A source of oilseed. This species has an extensive root system and has been planted for erosion control. A rinse made from the steeped leaves is used as a hair rinse to promote growth of the hair. The branches have been tied together to make a broom for outdoor use.

Propagation of Apache Plume:

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse in the autumn. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry sun-baked rocky hills.

Medicinal use of Apache Plume:

None known

Known hazards of Fallugia paradoxa:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.