Plumeless Apache Plume?

JuttahSeptember 17, 2013

I have an Apache Plume (fallugia paradoxa) that I planted a year ago in full sun.

It's very healthy and has quadrupled in size. Bloomed in late spring and again with the monsoon rains -- at the moment it's got at least 3 dozen white flowers.

Only problem is, it has yet to produce a single "plume"! I do see bees and other insects pollinating it, although it doesn't seem to attract as many pollinators as some of my other natives. Any idea what's going on?

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don't the plumes come after the flowers?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 3:42PM
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They should .... but it's been flowering on and off since March. Surely it doesn't take over 6 months to go from flower to plume?

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 5:24PM
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