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Desert Museum Gardens

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum was recognized as TripAdvisor.com's 2013 Top Ten U.S. Public Gardens (#5). The museum showcases the Sonoran Desert region, home to over 2,000 species of plants and known as the lushest desert on earth. One reason is its bi-seasonal rainfall:

Pacific Northwest winter storms = gentle winter rains

Gulf of California summer 'monsoons' = seasonal wind pattern shift along with wet, tropical air with violent thunderstorms

Two particular plant forms visually dominate the landscape: legume trees and columnar cacti. Palo Verde trees and Saguaro cacti are prime examples.

The Desert Museum's gardens showcase this vibrant ecosystem and represent a variety of biotic communities found within the Sonoran Desert region. You will see 1,200 different types of plants with 56,000 individual specimens planted on the grounds.

Annual Plant Sale

The annual plant sale is held at the end of September. The list below displays the plants from the most recent sale.

Select the Camera icon to perform a Google search for images and information on many of these plants.

Select the Caresheet icon to view the Plant Care Sheet. These sheets have been compiled by the Desert Museum Botany Department. In some cases, plant care information from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery has been used to supplement the museum's own knowledge base.

Butterfly Gardens
Spring Flowers
Tucson Revegetation < 4500'
Hummingbird Gardens
Summer Flowers
Takes Light Shade
Moth Gardens
Fall Flowers
Hardy 15° to 22°F
Bee Gardens
Winter Flowers
Patio Pots
Bat Gardens
Bird Cover/Food
Tortoise Food
Ethnobotany
Common Name Botanical Name Form
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Abutilon abutiloidesMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pintapán cimarrónAbutilon mollicomumPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palmer Indian mallowAbutilon palmeriSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Abutilon parishiiPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rasberry Fuzzies™Acalypha monostachyaGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert rock peaAcmispon (Lotus) rigidusSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon AdeliaAdelia obovataLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Narrow-leaf agaveAgave angustifoliaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona agaveAgave arizonicaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red Cow agaveAgave colorata x bovicornutaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon MescalitoAgave felgeriSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Twin-flowered agaveAgave geminifloraSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ChahuiquiAgave multifiliferaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Murphey AgaveAgave murpheyi Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Variegated Murphey agaveAgave murpheyi 'Rodney'Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Parry agaveAgave parryi var. parryiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mezcal pelónAgave pelonaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Queen Victoria agaveAgave victoria-reginaeSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Octopus agaveAgave vilmorinianaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Floss flowerAgeratum corymbosumSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bee brushAloysia gratissimaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lemon verbenaAloysia wrightiiMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja bursageAmbrosia bryantiiSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran bursageAmbrosia cordifoliaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Triangleleaf bursageAmbrosia deltoideaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hollyleaf bursageAmbrosia ilicifoliaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palmer bluestarAmsonia palmeriPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yerba mansaAnemopsis californicaGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Flame bushAnisacanthus quadrifidusMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert honeysuckleAnisacanthus thurberiMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red queen's wreathAntigonon leptopus -red Vine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink queen's wreathAntigonon leptopus - pinkVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White queen's wreathAntigonon leptopus - whiteVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rattail cactusAporocactus flagelliformisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White-veined Dutchman's pipeAristolochia fimbriataVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon PipevineAristolochia quercitorumVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Southwestern pipevineAristolochia watsoniiVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SageArtemisia ludovicianaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Giant milkweedAsclepias albicansMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Narrow-leaf milkweedAsclepias angustifoliaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bloodflower milkweedAsclepias curassavica - redSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Golden bloodflower milkweedAsclepias curassavica - yellowSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon TalayoteAsclepias eriocarpaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert milkweedAsclepias erosaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pine-leaf milkweedAsclepias linariaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Asclepias speciosaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert milkweedAsclepias subulataSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Asclepias subverticillataPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Butterfly milkweedAsclepias tuberosaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bishop's capAstrophytum myriostigmaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Fourwing saltbushAtriplex canescensLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Quail bushAtriplex lentiformisLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Seep willowBaccharis salicifoliaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Berberis fremontiiMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chocolate flowerBerlandiera lyrataPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sprucetop gramaBouteloua chondrosioidesGrass
 Camera icon Bouteloua gracilisPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hairy gramaBouteloua hirsutaGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Butterfly bushBuddleja marrubiifoliaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tiny Tangerine™Bulbine frutescensGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ToroteBursera filicifoliaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Torote prietoBursera hindsianaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Torote prietoBursera laxifloraMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Elephant treeBursera microphyllaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja fairy dusterCalliandra californicaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Fairy dusterCalliandra eriophyllaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sierra Sun™Calliandra hybridMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow evening primroseCalylophus hartwegiiGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ChiltepinCapsicum annuum (wild type)Medium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Balloon vineCardiospermum corindumVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dwarf papayaCarica papayaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon CarlowrightiaCarlowrightia arizonicaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SaguaroCarnegiea giganteaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Netleaf hackberryCeltis reticulataTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ButtonbushCephalanthus occidentalisLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BonesetChromolaena saggitataMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon DamianitaChrysactinia mexicanaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon CissusCissus mexicanaVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Grape ivyCissus trifoliataVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Candle cactusCleistocactus candelariaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mist flowerConoclinium (Eupatorium) discectumPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas oliveCordia boissieriTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Little lemonheadCoreocarpus arizonicusSmall shrub
 Camera icon Plains coreopsisCoreopsis tinctoraPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pygmy jade plantCrassula argenteaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon UruqueniaCroton ciliato-glanduliferSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rubber vineCryptostegia grandifloraVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja chollaCylindropuntia molestaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ClavellinaCylindropuntia molestaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Diamond chollaCylindropuntia ramosissimaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Cane chollaCylindropuntia spinosiorSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon TesajoCylindropuntia tesajoSucculent/semisucculent
 Camera icon Sonoran staghorn chollaCylindropuntia thurberiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Teddybear/buckhorn chollaCylindropuntia x campiiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Cow's horn orchidCyrtopodium punctatumPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Silver daleaDalea bicolor Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Trailing indigo bushDalea greggiiGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pea flowerDalea pulchraMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Oakwoods prairie cloverDalea versicolorMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Toothless desert spoonDasylirion quadrangulatumSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert spoonDasylirion wheeleriSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Green-flowered bromelDeuterocchonia brevifoliaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona foldwingDicliptera resupinataPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona cottontopDigitaria californicaGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon HopbushDodonaea viscosaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Valeriana del monteDyschoriste hirsutissimaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Casa de rataEchinocereus brandegeeiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Órgano-pequeñoEchinocereus leucanthusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BrittlebushEncelia farinosaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert fuschiaEpilobium canumPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Outback sunrise emuEremophila glabra 'Mingenew Gold'Small shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Winter Blaze™Eremophila glabra ssp. carnosaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Summertime Blue™Eremophila xMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert Mountain™ turpentine bushEricameria laricifolia Medium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Aguirre™ turpentine bushEricameria laricifolia Medium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Flattop buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatumSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Coral beanErythrina × bidweliiMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Southwest coral beanErythrina flabelliformisMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wax spurgeEuphorbia antisyphiliticaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Prickly pear spurgeEuphorbia opuntioidesSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Morrocan spurgeEuphorbia resiniferaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Gopher plantEuphorbia rigidaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White spurgeEuphorbia xantiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona blue eyesEvolvulus alsinoidesPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Apache plumeFalugia paradoxaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Coville barrel cactusFerocactus emoryiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas barrel cactusFerocactus haematacanthusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Biznaga giganteFerocactus ingensSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Devil's tongue barrelFerocactus latispinusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Alamos barrelFerocactus pottsii var. alamosanusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rock figFicus petiolarisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rock figFicus petiolaris (mounted on rock)Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BoojumFouquieria columnarisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palo santoFouquieria formosaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican tree ocotilloFouquieria macdougaliiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Ocotillo Fouquieria splendensSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Littleleaf ashFraxinus greggiiLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Arizona Sun' blanket flowerGaillardia sp.Perennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja snapdragon bushGalvezia junceaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Scarlet bee blossomGaura coccineaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Goodding verbenaGlandularia (Verbena) gooddingiiPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild cottonGossypium davisiiMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild cottonGossypium thurberiMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Club chollaGrusonia emoryiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Devil's club chollaGrusonia invictaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon GuayacánGuaiacum coulteriLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chin cactusGymnocalycium baldianumSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chin cactusGymnocalycium horstiiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palo brasilHaematoxylum brasilettoTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas firecracker bushHamelia patens Sierra Red™Medium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Purple lilac vineHardenbergia violaceaVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Moon cactusHarrisia pomanensisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon MezcalitoHechtia montanaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Island renegadeHenrya insularisSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink Parade®Hesperaloe × Pink Parade®Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Brake Lights® crimson yuccaHesperaloe hybridSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Night-blooming hesperaloeHesperaloe nocturnaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert rose mallowHibiscus biseptusPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert rose mallowHibiscus coulteriSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Curly mesquiteHilaria belangeriGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon TobosaHilaria muticaGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Big galletaHilaria rigidaGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Carrion flowerHoodiopsis sp.Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Spider lilyHymenocallis clivorumPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran spider lilyHymenocallis sonoraePerennial
 Camera icon Hymenothrix wislizeniPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ClustervineJacquemontia pringleiVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red chuparrosaJusticia californica - redMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow chuparosaJusticia californica - yellowMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White needle flowerJusticia longiiPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Purple justiciaJusticia masiacaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran honeysuckleJusticia sonoraePerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican HoneysuckleJusticia spicigeraSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican sunflower hybridLagascea × TithoniaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Confiturilla grandeLagascea decipiensMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Purple lantanaLantana camara hybridsMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Orange lantanaLantana camara hybridsSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow lantanaLantana camara hybridsSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Gold lantanaLantana camara hybridsSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red lantanaLantana camara hybridsSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lantana montevidensisSpreading groundcover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon CreosoteLarrea tridentataLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Agave cactusLeuchtenbergia principisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Heavenly CloudLeucophyllum frutescens 'Heavenly Cloud'Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Green CloudLeucophyllum frutescens Green Cloud™Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rio BravoLeucophyllum langmaniae Rio Bravo®Medium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blue flaxLinum lewisiiPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tansy asterMachaeranthera tanacetifoliaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red Turk's capMalvaviscus drummondii 'Big Momma'Medium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pincushion cactusMammillaria canelensisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink-flowered pincushionMammillaria guillauminianaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hummingbird pincushion cactusMammillaria poselgeriSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pincushion cactusMammillaria rubrograndisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BiznagitaMammillaria setispinaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BiznagitaMammillaria standlyiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Santa Rita acaciaMariosousa (Acacia) millefolia Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow orchid vineMascagnia macropteraVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran milkweed vineMatelea altatensisVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blackfoot daisyMelampodium leucanthumSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Malva de los cerrosMelochia tomentosa Small shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon TrompilloMerremia palmeri Vine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Velvetpod mimosaMimosa dysocarpaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Snake cactusMorengaya pensilisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bamboo muhlyMuhlenbergia dumosaGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bush muhlyMuhlenbergia porteriGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Candelabra cactusMyrtillocactus geometrizansSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Crested candelabra cactusMyrtillocactus geometrizans crestSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Select Blue' catmintNepeta faassenii Small shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sensitive plantNeptunia plenaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Devil's shoestringNolina texanaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hummingbird nopalNopalaea karwinskianaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tufted evening primroseOenothera caespitosaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Golden prickly pearOpuntia aureaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Long-spine prickly pearOpuntia azureaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hybrid prickly pearOpuntia basilaris × O. santa-ritaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dwarf beavertail prickly pearOpuntia basilaris (dwarf form)Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Thornless tiger tongueOpuntia ellisianaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Grizzlybear prickly pearOpuntia erinaceaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Old Mexico prickly pearOpuntia gomei 'Old Mexico'Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Violet prickly pearOpuntia gosselinianaSucculent/semisucculent
 Camera icon Sonoran nopalOpuntia puberulaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blind prickly pearOpuntia rufidaSucculent/semisucculent
 Camera icon Tuna coloradaOpuntia stenopetalaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pine cone prickly pearOpuntia turpiniiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon EtchoPachycereus pecten-aboriginumSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Totempole cactusPachycereus schottii fa. monstrosusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Foothill palo verdeParkinsonia microphyllaTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lemon ball cactusParodia mammulosaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tom-thumb cactusParodia mueller-melchersiiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon MariolaParthenium incanumSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Virginia creeperParthenocissus insertaVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Incense' passion vinePassiflora 'Incense'Vine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tomate de guajolotePassiflora (foetida) arizonicaVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Passion fruitPassiflora aridaVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Passion flowerPassiflora mexicana Vine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tall slipper plantPedilanthus bracteatusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Slipper flowerPedilanthus macrocarpus Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Night-blooming cereusPeniocereus greggiiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dahlia-rooted cereusPeniocereus striatusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Firecracker penstemonPenstemon eatoniPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Parry penstemonPenstemon parryiPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Superb penstemonPenstemon superbusPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Russian sagePerovskia atriplicifolia 'Longin'Perennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Frog fruitPhyla nodifloraGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ArrowweedPluchea serriceaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Cape plumbagoPlumbago auriculataMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sierra Sun™ (golden color)Poinciana (Caesalpinia) pulcherrimaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red bird-of-paradisePoinciana (Caesalpinia) pulcherrimaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lavender spicePoliomintha maderensisSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Screwbean mesquiteProsopis pubescensLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Shrub live oakQuercus turbinellaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Prairie coneflowerRatibida columniferaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SkunkbushRhus aromaticaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona blackberryRubus arizonicusVine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink dwarf ruelliaRuellia brittonii 'Rosa'Small shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Longneck RuelRuellia nudifloraPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert ruelliaRuellia peninsularisMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Coral fountainRusselia equisetiformisSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yew-leaf willowSalix taxifoliaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White sageSalvia apianaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blue sageSalvia azureaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Germander sageSalvia chamaedrioides Small shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chaparral sageSalvia clevelandiiMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas sageSalvia coccineaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mealy cup sageSalvia farinaceaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red autumn sageSalvia greggiiSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Crimson sageSalvia henryiPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Carl Nielson sageSalvia hybridMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican bush sageSalvia leucanthaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Western soapberrySapindus drummondiiTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sina voladorSelenicereus vagensSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Swizzle sticksSenecio anteuphobiumSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Catclaw acaciaSenegalia greggii Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran nightshadeSolanum hindsianum Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sierra Madre nightshadeSolanum tridynamumSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas mountain laurelSophora secundifloraLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert globe mallowSphaeralcea ambigua Small shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ChapacolorStegnosperma halimifoliumMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Organpipe cactusStenocereus thurberiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dwarf organpipe cactusStenocereus thurberi var. littoralisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Day-of-the-dead flowerSymphiotrichum lanceolatumPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Minature prickly pearTacinga inamoenaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Crimson Flare® tecomaTecoma × Crimson Flare®Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sierra Apricot™ tecomaTecoma × Sierra Apricot™Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Solar Flare® Orange tecomaTecoma × Solar Flare®Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sunrise™ tecomaTecoma × Sunrise™Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Orange bellsTecoma garrochaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow bellsTecoma stans 'Goldstar'Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Angelita daisyTetraneuris acaulisSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Prostrate germanderTeucrium chamaerys 'Prostratum'Ground cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Turpentine broomThamnosma montanaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Glory of TexasThelocactus bicolorSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ThelocactusThelocactus hexadrophorusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Golden fleeceThymophylla pentachaetaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Alamos air plantTillandsia elizabethaePerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran air plantTillandsia exsertaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican bush sunflowerTithonia fruticosa Large shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Argentine saguaroTrichocereus terscheckiiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon GuajilloVachellia berlandieriMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Boatthorn acaciaVachellia campechianaTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sandpaper verbenaVerbena rigidaGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Felger crownbeardVerbesina felgeriSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chaste treeVitex agnus-castusLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Coral Rain LilyZephyranthes × 'Prairie Sunset'Bulb
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White rain lilyZephyranthes candidaBulb
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink rain lilyZephyranthes grandifloraBulb
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow rain lilyZephyranthes sulphureaBulb
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert zinniaZinnia acerosaSmall shrub
Common Name Botanical Name Form
Butterfly Gardens
Spring Flowers
Tucson Revegetation < 4500'
Hummingbird Gardens
Summer Flowers
Takes Light Shade
Moth Gardens
Fall Flowers
Hardy 15° to 22°F
Bee Gardens
Winter Flowers
Patio Pots
Bat Gardens
Bird Cover/Food
Tortoise Food
Ethnobotany