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PlantFiles: Rosy Palafox, Rose Palafoxia
Palafoxia rosea

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Palafoxia (pal-uh-FOKS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: rosea (RO-zee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Palafoxia rosea var. rosea

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive trois On Sep 29, 2005, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:

Several of these plants have started blooming along the edges of driveways and in ditches. Some are darker pink, some almost white.
A very pretty plant. No leaves were found as the stems wind around other plants and I was unable to trace it to it's source.

Neutral lantana On Aug 13, 2001, lantana from (Zone 7a) wrote:

Annual that is easily grown from fall sown seeds. Attracts butterflies. Withstands heat and drought. Grows in prairies, brushlands and woodland edges. Native to North America.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Frisco, Texas
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Santa Fe, Texas

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