[Total: 0 Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Top Plants Native To The Desert Southwest 1.Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii) Native to southwestern Colorado and Utah to Arizona and southwest California, growing along washes and rocky hillsides in elevations of 2,000 to 7,000 feet Best plant for winter and spring color. The orange-red spikes of firecracker penstemon decorate low-desert gardens in winter and on into spring, providing much-needed color in drab winter landscapes, when it is hard to find anything else in bloom. The orange-red flowers provide an important source of nectar for hummingbirds in winter, 2.Parry’s Agave (Agave parryi) Native throughout central Arizona and New Mexico, on into western Texas and arid regions of Mexico on rocky slopes and grasslands, from 1,500 to 8,000 feet in elevation, depending on the variety Best agave for desert landscapes. Agaves are the backbone of many Southwestern landscapes, and there are many species to choose from, ranging from large, heavily toothed agaves to those that are tiny, reaching 6 inches tall and wide. Parry’s agave is a great choice for the landscape due to its medium size (2 to 3 feet tall and wide) and the unusual colors and shapes of its leaves. 3.Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana) Native to the Chihuahuan desert regions of New Mexico, Texas and Mexico, growing in elevations of 2,000 to 7,000 feet Toughest ground cover. It’s hard to imagine this delicate-looking plant thriving in the extreme heat and cold of the Southwest desert. But this drought-tolerant ground cover doesn’t just survive these seemingly inhospitable areas; it actually thrives in areas with full, reflected sun. 4.Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) Native to the deserts of Southern California, stretching toward west Texas and south into Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, where it can be seen growing on flat desert land and […]
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