Plant of the Month

Spanish Lavender Lavandula stoechas Plant Form: Evergreen perennial Water Use: Low Mature Size: 24 – 30 in. tall & wide Exposure: Full Sun Bloom Time: Spring (Feb-May), Summer (June – August) Native to: Mediterranean region and North Africa Hardiness: Cold hardy to 15°F Spanish Lavender can fulfill your desire for a durable evergreen plant with bright flowers, enchanting fragrance, drought resistance, and heat tolerance. Both flowers and foliage are wonderfully fragrant. Purple bracts on flower heads appear like rabbit ears, […]

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Plant of The Month – January

Queen Victoria Agave Agave victoriae-reginae Plant Form: Evergreen succulent Water Use: Low Mature Size: 18 inches tall and wide Exposure: Full Sun Bloom Time: Summer (June – August) Blooms once after about 10-15 years in the garden Native to: Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F Queen Victoria Agave is among the most striking century plant species in cultivation, and looks so perfect, you’ll wonder if it’s real. Each thick leaf of the symmetrical rosette is edged with precise white lines wherever […]

Plant of the Month – November

Hot Lips Sage Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’ Plant Form: Evergreen perennial Water Use: Low Mature Size: 2 – 3 feet tall & wide Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade Bloom Time: Spring – Fall (Apr – Nov) Native to: Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 15 °F   Hot Lips Sage is an early-blooming bi-color sage that you cannot look at without smiling. This plant always stops passers-by for a second look, including hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees that are attracted to […]

Plant of the Month – October

Paperflower, Whitestem Paper Flower Psilostrophe cooperi Plant Form: Evergreen perennial Water Use: Low Mature Size: 2 feet tall x 3 feet wide Exposure: Full sun Bloom Time: Spring – Fall (Mar – Oct) Native to: S. California, Arizona, New Mexico, & Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F Paperflower is a showy, mounded shrub named for its bright yellow flowers that persist on the flower head long after blooming, turning tannish-yellow and papery—giving the illusion of a much longer blooming season. […]

Plant of the Month – September

Texas Ranger, Rain Sage Leucophyllum species Plant Form: Evergreen shrub Water Use: Low Mature Size: 3 – 8 feet tall and wide, depending on selection Exposure: Full and reflected sun Bloom Time: Summer – Fall (Mar – Oct) Native to: Texas, Mexico, SW U.S. Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F Texas Rangers belong to a genus of flowering shrubs that are prized for their profuse flowers, long bloom season, exceptional drought-tolerance, and low maintenance. Over a dozen species and selections are […]

Plant of The Month – January

Copper Canyon Daisy, Mexican Marigold Tagetes lemmonii Plant Form: Herbaceous evergreen perennial Water Use: Low Mature Size: 3-5 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide Exposure: Full Sun or part shade Bloom Time: Year-round; Heaviest bloom Fall – Winter (Sept – Jan) Native to: Southern Arizona, northern Mexico Hardiness: Cold hardy to 5°F (roots); 20°F (foliage)     Copper Canyon Daisy is highly aromatic, releasing a strong fragrance when its foliage is rubbed or brushed against, which is likely the reason […]