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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Dicliptera resupinata-Native Dicliptera   

This little herbaceous perennial is native to southeastern Arizona, New Mexico, and parts of Mexico. In full sun, it has an upright form, growing to 2 feet tall by 2-3 feet wide. In shady exposures, it becomes more open and spreading. Delicate light purple flowers grace the stems from April to October. After flowering, small papery bracts enclose the seeds. This plant freezes easily, but recovers quickly from the roots. Mass-plant this shrub under the filtered shade of desert trees for a natural look. This delicate-looking plant should be used near sitting areas or buildings, where its charms can be appreciated up-close and personal. It re-seeds quite readily. USDA Zone 9. 

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