7 responses to “Xerophyllum tenax”

  1. Beverley

    Xerophyllum tenax – Z5 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Xerophyllum tenax – Z5-9 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk
    Xerophyllum tenax – Z5 – Plants for a Future, http://www.pfaf.org

  2. Liz Bouchard

    As always, when I see a group of flowers, or others like this my fanciful mind sees something else. In this one I see a whole croud of ‘people’ all gathered around that little mountain, as though waiting in anticipation of a grand speaker who may be about to come out and address the croud. See all their little noses pointing upwards, as though looking to the top of the mountain? I love this pic, and thanks for sharing it here.

  3. Barbara Ebbeson

    This plant has recently captivated the interest of my friend Kate and myself and we found out about its inclusion in your garden at our local nursery. We are making wild gardens and would dearly love a specimen. They are available in the U.S. but not here! Any ideas? This plant ranks high on my list of must-haves along with Devil’s Club (Echinopanax Horridum) which lived in the depth of a forest from my childhood and Indian Pipe of which I have a specimen. No sign of a nursery breeding those. Do you have a specimen of Devil’s Club? Sincerely, Barbara of Gabriola Island

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Barbara, the Native Plant Society of BC provides “the definitive list of native plant nurseries in BC” – – one of them should have what you’re looking for (note: you’ll likely have more success asking for Oplopanax horridus). Alternatively, you can ask on the forums (see link above “Post a Comment” where one of the many participants on there might have recently encountered these plants in a nursery.

  5. John Waddington

    Fraser’s Thimble Farms has a listing for Xerophyllum tenax

  6. Francine Riez

    The Spring doesn’t arrive in Belgium. Frost and snow.
    Do you think I can cultive this plant ?

  7. Daniel Mosquin

    Francine, we’ve had quite a bit of luck with germinating seeds I collected a couple years ago, but not as much luck getting plants to flower from an earlier collection. Might be possible to grow it for foliage at lower elevations, with the occasional flower.

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