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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Gopher Plant Adds Interest to a Desert Landscape

Gopher plant adds a lot of interest to an otherwise boring desert landscape due to color and texture during bloom and even after bloom. Use it as a specimen (planted alone as the center of attention) or in masses if you have a large area. In masses, plant them two to three feet apart.
When it is flowering (spring and fall) it will draw attention so put it where you want people to go or see. Flower spikes turn brown so you can cut them back to their point of origin when they no longer look attractive or leave them if that's the kind of thing you like.

I asked Andrea Meckley, a Certified Horticulturist with the American Society for Horticultural Science, the most prestigious organization for professional horticulturists in the United States.

1 comment:

  1. It is nice to see this information about the gopher plant. As a newbie to gardening, I just picked out some plants from Star Nursery that I liked. This one is the only one that has survived and even has thrived. Since then, I decided I'd better start learning more about plants and in doing so I found your blog. Thanks!