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Abronia villosa Quick shop
Abronia villosa
Plants of the Southwest

Abronia villosa

$ 3.50

Sand Verbena is a fragrant annual with large, vibrant purple to rose-pink flowers in dense verbena-like clusters. Blankets the desert with color after winter moisture. Beautiful seed pods. Sandy soil. Difficult to germinate - try scarification. Zones 8-9.

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Caesalpinia gilliesii Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Caesalpinia gilliesii

Yellow Bird of Paradise

$ 3.50

Caesalpinia gilliesii
Plants of the Southwest

Caesalpinia gilliesii

$ 3.50

Yellow Bird of Paradise is a perennial, drought tolerant, deer resistant shrub 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide with rows of small leaflets, big yellow flowers with red sex parts flying out like fiber optic filaments tipped in gold, and big bean-like pods following. Blooms summer through early freezes. Loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant seed in fall or cold stratify 1 month. Zones 7-9.

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Castilleja exserta Quick shop
Castilleja exserta
Plants of the Southwest

Castilleja exserta

$ 3.50

Owl's Clover is a many-branched annual to 1 1/2 ft. tall with small bright rose-purple flowers. Whole hillsides turn purple with this wildflower. Beautiful with California Poppy. From the deserts of Arizona, California and Mexico. Blooms May to August. Sow in spring. Zones 8-9.

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Chilopsis linearis Quick shop
Chilopsis linearis
Plants of the Southwest

Chilopsis linearis

$ 3.50

Desert Willow is a graceful, deciduous, shrubby tree 10-25 ft. tall and 10-15 ft. wide. Willow-like leaves and showy pink to purple, trumpet-shaped flowers followed by a multitude of long, thin pods. Tolerates heat and drought but occasional deep watering gives better flowering and faster growth. Sow in a well-drained, warm soil. Zones 6-9.

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Dalea formosa Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Dalea formosa

Feather Dalea

$ 3.50

Dalea formosa
Plants of the Southwest

Dalea formosa

$ 3.50

Feather Dalea is a compact woody shrub 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide with delicate feathery leaves and tiny bicolored pea flowers - purple and yellow and fuzzy all at once. Grows in dry rocky or sandy soils from 3,000 to 7,000 feet. Very drought tolerant but water deeply occasionally if the rains don't come. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 5-9.

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Dasylirion wheeleri Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Dasylirion wheeleri

Sotol or Desert Spoon

$ 3.50

Dasylirion wheeleri
Plants of the Southwest

Dasylirion wheeleri

$ 3.50

Sotol or Desert Spoon has ribbon-like leaves to 3 ft. edged with hooked thorns. Creamy white flowers in May and June on a spike that can grow to 12 ft. and looks wonderful all season. Pulling off leaves at the base gives you the "desert spoon." Sow in spring. Zones 6-9.

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Encelia farinosa Quick shop

Plants Of The Southwest

Encelia farinosa

Brittlebush or Incienso

$ 3.50

Encelia farinosa
Plants Of The Southwest

Encelia farinosa

$ 3.50

Brittlebush or Incienso is a compact drylander to 3 ft. high and 4 ft. wide. Gray-green to white foliage feels like flannel. The flowers are brilliant yellow daisies borne well above the foliage in early spring. After flowering, cut back and water for repeat bloom. Older plants develop strong character and produce resin which the early Spanish padres used for incense. Not hardy in cold desert areas. Sow in spring. Zones 5-9.

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Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana Quick shop
Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana
Plants Of The Southwest

Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana

$ 3.50

Mexican Gold Poppy is like the California Poppy, but a true annual. It is smaller (to 8") and more graceful in all respects. Color ranges from orange to yellow to white. Blooms spring through fall; remove faded flowers for extra bloom. Sow in fall in the south, in spring in the north. Zones 7-9.
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Escobaria vivipara Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Escobaria vivipara

Pincushion Cactus

$ 3.50

Escobaria vivipara
Plants of the Southwest

Escobaria vivipara

$ 3.50

Pincushion cactus is a small cactus 8" with red and white spines that blooms in summer with big yellow centered, pink petaled, lustrous flowers. Charming for us and open house for little nectar collectors. Sow outdoors anytime or indoors in bright light in sand or sandy loam, covering very lightly. Slow growing. Zones 4-9.

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Hibiscus trionum Quick shop

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Hibiscus trionum

Flower Of An Hour

$ 3.50

Hibiscus trionum
Plants Of The Southwest

Hibiscus trionum

$ 3.50

Flower of an Hour is low growing, to 8", and drought tolerant. Jaunty little annual with unmistakable hibiscus flowers, greenish-yellow with purple centers, and seed in a round, brown, transparent basket. Sow in spring.
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Ipomoea leptophylla Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Ipomoea leptophylla

Bush Morning Glory

$ 3.50

Ipomoea leptophylla
Plants of the Southwest

Ipomoea leptophylla

$ 3.50

Bush Morning Glory is a sturdy perennial with narrow leaves on bushy, mound-shaped plants 3 ft. high by 5 ft. wide. Pink flowers in summer are 3" across and 4" long with dark throats. Flowers open in the morning and close before noon. W. Great Plains to Rocky Mountains. Very cold hardy and drought tolerant. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water and sow in spring. Difficult to transplant. Zones 4-9.

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Ipomopsis rubra Quick shop

Plants Of The Southwest

Ipomopsis rubra

Skyrocket or Standing Cypress

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Ipomopsis rubra
Plants Of The Southwest

Ipomopsis rubra

$ 3.50

This biennial is hard to believe. It is an unbranched 6 ft. column of screaming scarlet flowers in the summer. Hummingbirds adore Skyrocket or Standing Cypress. Sow in fall in the south or in late spring in the north. Does not transplant well. Zones 6-9.

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Juniperus monosperma Quick shop
Juniperus monosperma
Plants of the Southwest

Juniperus monosperma

$ 3.50

One-Seed Juniper grows at 3,500 - 7,000 ft. elevation in N. Arizona and New Mexico often with pinon pine. Tough, deep rooted tree. The main source of early spring pollen allergies but since the sexes are on different trees only half the trees (male) offend. Used by more ingenious, earlier peoples for everything - medicine, gum, dye, blankets, shoes, food and fuel. Fall sow or cold stratify 1-4 months. Zones 5-9.

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Larrea tridentata Quick shop
Larrea tridentata
Plants of the Southwest

Larrea tridentata

$ 3.50

Creosotebush is an evergreen desert shrub from 4-8 ft. high and wide with bright green, glossy foliage. One of the most abundant plants of the Southwest. Extremely drought tolerant. Useful as a screen or windbreak. Attracts honey bees. Sow in spring. Nick seed coat with a knife or puncture with a needle to allow water in and soak 8 hours. Germination is erratic. Put a handful of leaves in the shower for their fragrance. Zones 7-9.

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Mahonia haematocarpa Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Mahonia haematocarpa

Desert Holly or Redberry Mahonia

$ 3.50

Mahonia haematocarpa
Plants of the Southwest

Mahonia haematocarpa

$ 3.50

Desert Holly or Redberry Mahonia is a holly-like evergreen shrub, 12 ft. tall and wide. Very cold hardy. A host of fragrant yellow flowers, then stunning coral red berries in fall for jelly and birds. Fine wildlife habitat. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-9.

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Maurandella antirrhiniflora Quick shop
Maurandella antirrhiniflora
Plants Of The Southwest

Maurandella antirrhiniflora

$ 3.50

Snapdragon Vine is a climbing or trailing vine to 3 ft. or more. The 1" flowers are red or purple, turning to white inside the tube. Heart shaped, 1/2" leaves. Use along a fence or arbor. Blooms all season. Beautiful and unusual. Sow anytime. Slow to germinate. Treat as an annual above 6,000 ft. Zones 5-9.

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Menodora scabra Quick shop
Menodora scabra
Menodora scabra
Menodora scabra
Plants Of The Southwest

Menodora scabra

$ 3.50

Rough Menodora is a broad ranging perennial of dry mesas, slopes and meadows from low elevations to 7,500 ft. Showy yellow flowers followed by two wee capsules of the double ovary. This little 1 ft. tall plant is easy pleasure. Sow anytime. Zones 5-9.

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Mentzelia lindleyi Quick shop

Plants Of The Southwest

Mentzelia lindleyi

Lindley's Blazing Star

$ 3.50

Mentzelia lindleyi
Plants Of The Southwest

Mentzelia lindleyi

$ 3.50

Lindley's Blazing Star is an easy 1-3 ft. tall annual. Vivid yellow 3" flowers with hundreds of stamen amidst 5 broad petals. Very fragrant. Sow in spring for summer bloom. Zones 8-9.
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Nolina microcarpa Quick shop
Nolina microcarpa
Plants of the Southwest

Nolina microcarpa

$ 3.50

Beargrass is a 3 foot tall evergreen with a multitude of long, kneeled leaves. Very tolerant of drought and poor soils. Soak seed overnight and sow in spring. Zones 6-9.

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Oenothera speciosa Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Oenothera speciosa

Mexican Evening Primrose

$ 3.50

Oenothera speciosa
Oenothera speciosa
Oenothera speciosa
Plants of the Southwest

Oenothera speciosa

$ 3.50

Constant-flowering, 1 1/2" pink blossoms on a wide spreading perennial ground cover. Mexican Evening Primrose thrives on little or no care on hot, dry slopes - even in parking strips. Dies back in winter. Annual over 6,000 ft. Sow anytime. Zones 5-9.

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Oxytropis lambertii Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Oxytropis lambertii

Lambert's Locoweed

$ 3.50

Oxytropis lambertii
Plants of the Southwest

Oxytropis lambertii

$ 3.50

Perennial to 1 ft. with many bright purple, pea-like flower spikes and grey-green basal leaves. Lambert's Locoweed is common around Flagstaff. A stunning plant for your garden, but use cautiously - locoweeds are cumulative poisons to horses and cattle. Soak seed 6-8 hours in water and sow in spring. Zones 4-9.

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Penstemon ambiguus Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon ambiguus

Phlox or Sand Penstemon

$ 3.50

Penstemon ambiguus
Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon ambiguus

$ 3.50

Phlox or Sand Penstemon is a perfectly symmetrical 2 ft. bush, laden with flowers in spring. Phlox-like flowers are white to pink. Needs sandy, well-drained soil. Unlike most Penstemons, ambiguus does not need cold stratification. Extremely drought tolerant perennial. Sow anytime. Germination is erratic and may be delayed by midsummer heat. Zones 5-9.

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Penstemon eatonii Quick shop

Plants Of The Southwest

Penstemon eatonii

Firecracker Penstemon

$ 3.50

Penstemon eatonii
Plants Of The Southwest

Penstemon eatonii

$ 3.50

Long, narrow scarlet flowers borne on numerous 2 ft. high stalks. Firecracker Penstemon is a spring to early summer blooming perennial with large, triangular, green leaves. Attracts hummingbirds. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-9.
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Penstemon palmeri Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon palmeri

Pink Wild Snapdragon

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Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon palmeri
Penstemon palmeri
Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon palmeri

$ 3.50

This fragrant penstemon bears a profuse display of large white blooms tinged with pink or lilac. Its many flower stalks reach 5-6 ft. We call Pink Wild Snapdragon the "monster penstemon"! Can bloom the first season from seed. Great cut flower. Sow in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-9.

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Penstemon parryi Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon parryi

Parry's Penstemon

$ 3.50

Penstemon parryi
Plants of the Southwest

Penstemon parryi

$ 3.50

Many 2 ft. stalks of pink flowers burst into bloom above basal rosettes on Parry's Penstemon. This charming penstemon is part of the early spring wildflower display in the Sonoran Desert. Tender perennial at higher elevations. Sow anytime. Zones 6-9.

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Phacelia campanularia Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Phacelia campanularia

California Bluebells

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Phacelia campanularia
Plants of the Southwest

Phacelia campanularia

$ 3.50

California Bluebells is an exceptionally showy annual with brilliant blue, bell-shaped flowers blooming all summer long. Grows to 1 or 2 ft. This native of the Mojave and Colorado deserts is well-adapted to the entire arid West. Sow in late spring. Zones 7-9.

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Ratibida columnifera red Quick shop
Ratibida columnifera red
Plants of the Southwest

Ratibida columnifera red

$ 3.50

Same species as Yellow Prairie Coneflower. Mexican Hat has mahogany red petals sometimes outlined with yellow. Crosses easily with Yellow Prairie Coneflower, sometimes resulting in orange-petaled coneflowers. Sow anytime. Zones 3-9.

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Ratibida columnifera yellow Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Ratibida columnifera yellow

Yellow Prairie Coneflower

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Ratibida columnifera yellow
Plants of the Southwest

Ratibida columnifera yellow

$ 3.50

Yellow daisies with slender, raised, cone-shaped centers. Symmetrical perennials, 1-3 ft., with finely divided leaves. Branches from the base. Yellow Prairie Coneflower blooms summer to fall. Will adapt to extra water. Tolerant of poor soil. Good cut flower. Sow anytime. Zones 3-9.

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Rhus microphylla Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Rhus microphylla

Small Leaved Sumac

$ 3.50

Rhus microphylla
Plants of the Southwest

Rhus microphylla

$ 3.50

Spikes of tiny white flowers in early summer turn to 1/4" orange-red fruits with that tangy lemon flavor. Small Leaved Sumac is excellent wildlife habitat and forage. Dark, beautiful evergreen shrub to 10 ft. tall and broader still. Sow in fall or soak seed 8 hours in water and cold stratify 3 months before spring planting. Zones 6-9.

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Simmondsia chinensis Quick shop
Simmondsia chinensis
Plants of the Southwest

Simmondsia chinensis

$ 3.50

Jojoba is a mounding, evergreen desert shrub, 4-8 ft. high and wide. Oil from the seed used in cosmetics and as a lubricant. Mature plants are hardy to 15 F, but seedlings are sensitive to frost. Sow in late spring. Zones 8-9.

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Stanleya pinnata Quick shop
Stanleya pinnata
Plants of the Southwest

Stanleya pinnata

$ 3.50

Prince's Plume is an extremely drought tolerant perennial to 4 ft. tall with a large mound of coarse foliage at the bottom and tall brushy stalks of yellow flowers in summer. Though small, the flowers are so numerous, the effect is quite spectacular. Thrives in poor, dry, sandy soil. Easy from seed. Sow anytime. Zones 4-9.

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Thelesperma megapotamicium Quick shop
Thelesperma megapotamicium
Thelesperma megapotamicium
Thelesperma megapotamicium
Plants Of The Southwest

Thelesperma megapotamicium

$ 3.00

With their pleasant taste and reputed medicinal qualities, both flower and leaves of Cota, Navajo Tea can be steeped for tea. Delicate 1-2 ft. perennial with thin, nodding stems, slender divided leaves and small yellow flowers. Needs sun and good drainage. Sow anytime. Zones 5-9. Limited quantity: one packet per customer, please.

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Yucca elata Quick shop

Plants of the Southwest

Yucca elata

Soap Tree Yucca

$ 3.50

Yucca elata
Plants of the Southwest

Yucca elata

$ 3.50

Soap Tree Yucca is the state flower of New Mexico. A tree-like yucca with a definite trunk 6-8 ft. tall. In the late summer it shoots up the tallest flower stalk of the yuccas. Creamy white, lily-like flowers. Sow seed in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-9.

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Zinnia acerosa Quick shop
Zinnia acerosa
Plants Of The Southwest

Zinnia acerosa

$ 3.50

White flowers with orange centers on a very, very drought-tolerant woody perennial. One foot tall, two feet wide. The flowers dry on the plant or when cut, so they're fun for small arrangements. White Zinnia is handsome grouped or as an accent in rock gardens or borders. Sow anytime. Slow to germinate. Zones 6-9.

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