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Psilostrophe cooperi (Paper Flower)

Psilostrophe cooperi
Paper Flower, Cooper's Paper Daisy, Whitestem Paperflower

Paper Flower is native to Arizona, California, New Mexico and into Mexico. The leaves are needle-like and grey-green in color. Paper Flower forms rounded mounds about 2 feet in diameter. In the spring and summer masses of small yellow flowers are produced. The flowers dry to a papery tan color and persist for a long time. Plant in full sun and extremely well-drained soils. Groups well with other native plantings like Penstemons, Agaves, and Justicias.

Plant Type Native, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2 (ft)
Spread 2 (ft)
Spacing 1' - 3' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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