Perennials

Plumbago Plants

Plumbago Plants (In Your Garden)

Plumbago Plants for your garden.  Below is the Royal Cape Plumbago (Plumbagoo auriculatla ‘Monott’) In the Southwest this plant will bloom from early spring all the way to mid-fall.  A very hardy plant with a bright showy blue flower.  This is a perfect plant that can be used for contrasting color to other plants that give out […]

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Purple Verbena Plants

Purple Verbena Plants are beautiful cascading purple flowers great for Xeriscaping landscape.  This really nice looking desert plant will do well in rock gardens or places where there is lots of hot sun.  There are numerous types of Verbena plants and the one pictured above is the trailing variety. How big do Purple Verbena Plants Grow? […]

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The Wax Leaf Privet

The Wax Leaf Privet (Ligustrum japonicum) will do great in the Southwest.  It is a perennial and will stay green year-round.  Grows to about 8-10 ft. tall and 5 ft. wide.  Nice shiny waxy foliage with a small creamy white flower in spring. If you are looking for a tall hedge this is the one […]

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The Kalanchoe Plant

The Kalanchoe Plant

The Kalanchoe Plant (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) is easy to grow indoor houseplant.  It can also be used outdoors during the spring and fall seasons.  The blooms are white, pink, fuschia, and light orange. This plant does have thick leaves and is considered a succulent.  It is a low maintenance plant but it does require good well […]

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Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub

Viburnum Tinus Shrub or Viburnum tinus ‘Compactum’is a handsome evergreen plant that does well in the Southwest.  Most Viburnums cannot tolerate the hot summer southwest heat.  But this one will! Also called the “Spring Bouquet Plant”.   A good looking evergreen shrub with dark green foliage and fragrant,  light pinkish white spring flowers right around early […]

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This a versatile plant that will produce dark red bottle brush-like blooms during the spring and into early summer.  It is a drought-tolerant

The Bottlebrush Plant – Great Colorful Spring Brush

Bottle Brush Plant (Callistemon spp.) This a versatile plant that will produce dark red bottle brush-like blooms during the spring and into early summer.  It is a drought-tolerant plant once it becomes established usually after its third season in the ground.  In colder regions, it will lose its foliage but will bounce back nicely once […]

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The Jujube Tree

The Jujube Tree

The Jujube Tree is a small tree that will drop its leaves in winter.  Also called the Ziziphus jujuba, Chinese Jujuba or the red date tree.  In the Southwest, It grows to about 15-30ft. in height and 10ft. in width larger in places where there is lots of rainfall.   It produces a small date-like fruit.  […]

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The Mexican Heather Plant

The Mexican Heather Plant – Cuphea hyssopifolia.  Also called false heather.  A small plant that will bloom in mid-summer until fall.  A very hardy plant that produces small but profuse flowers even in the Southwest heat.  Mexican Heather plant will go dormant when temperatures dip below 32° degrees Fahrenheit.  But will bound back after the […]

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Boxwood landscaping ideas

Boxwood landscaping ideas.  Boxwood plants also called Japanese boxwoods are great looking formal type of plant.  Use them for a small type hedge along the driveway or inside a courtyard. They are evergreen even in colder type climates and will provide you with year-round interests.  Depending on the variety they will grow about 4-5 ft. […]

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Penstemon plants for landscape color

Penstemon plants for landscape color.  They will bloom from early spring until mid-fall with the majority of flowers showing up all spring long. They tolerate sandy soils which makes them perfect for the southwest. These plants are also called “Beardtongues“.  They are deciduous and the flowers can be used as a floral arrangement. Where to […]

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