Stanleya pinnata

Prince's Plume

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturaize, Occasional
Height X Width: 5' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



Prince’s plume nas an unusual distribution. In California it grows in the coast ranges beginning in southern San Luis Obispo County, the eastern Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert (but not the Sonoran Desert) and the peninsular ranges. It even pops up on the coast in a couple places. Prince’s plume grows as a fountain of lance-shaped, gray-green leaflets to about three feet or so. Throughout the growing season, the stems are topped with a long cluster of yellow flowers (a “raceme”), This is the plume referenced in the common name. Plant prince’s plume in a sunny, well-draining spot where it will receive little or no summer water once established.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen