Sand Palafox (Palafoxia hookeriana)
Description: Sand palafox grows 16–40 inches tall and is unbranched except for the numerous flower stems on the upper third. It is lightly covered with hair, and somewhat sticky. Leaves are 4 inches long or less and 3/4 inch wide. Flower heads have 8–12 rose-colored ray flowers, deeply 3-toothed and about 1/2 inch long, and many rose-colored disc flowers (248). This genus is named after José de Palafox y Melzi, Duke of Saragossa (1776–1847), a Spanish captain-general, in the war against the invading armies of Napoleon. The species is named for William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), who was Director of Kew Gardens from 1841-1865. He wrote “Flora boreali-americana” and many other works. He was founder and editor of “Journal of Botany”.
Synonym(s): Hooker palafoxia, Sand palafoxia, Hooker's palafoxia
USDA Symbol: PAHO
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Bloom Notes: Sand palafox is unbranched except for the numerous flower stems. It is lightly covered with hair, and somewhat sticky. Flower heads have 8–12 rose-colored ray flowers. Blooming can be increased and prolonged by prunning and dead heading.
Missing Images: Plant, Leaf, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
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