Plant Care Sheets

The Desert Museum's 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 Butterfly Gardens
Spring Flowers
Tucson Revegetation < 4500'
Hummingbird Gardens Hummingbird Gardens
Summer Flowers
Takes Light Shade
Tortoise Food Tortoise Food
Fall Flowers
Hardy 15° to 22°F
Bee Gardens Bees
Winter Flowers
Patio Pots
Bat Gardens Bats
Bird Cover/Food
Moth Gardens
Ethnobotany Ethnobotany

Filtered by: Hummingbird Gardens, Bee Gardens, (See All)

Common Name Botanical Name Form Purpose
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palmer agaveAgave palmeriSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBeesBatsEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Parry agaveAgave parryi var. parryiSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBeesBats
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert honeysuckleAnisacanthus thurberiMedium shrub Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican bird-of-paradiseCaesalpinia mexicanaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red bird-of-paradiseCaesalpinia pulcherrimaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja fairy dusterCalliandra californicaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Fairy dusterCalliandra eriophyllaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SundropCalylophus drummondianusMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona foldwingDicliptera resupinataPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White spurgeEuphorbia xantiSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink Parade®Hesperaloe hybridSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Night-blooming hesperaloeHesperaloe nocturnaSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert lavenderHyptis albida (emoryi)Large shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
 Camera icon Anderson WolfberryLycium andersoniiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red Turk's capMalvaviscus arboreaMedium shrub Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Parry penstemonPenstemon parryiPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Canyon penstemonPenstemon pseudospectabilisPerennial Hummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Superb penstemonPenstemon superbusPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lavender spicePoliomintha maderensisSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ' Sosa Carillo' heritage pomegranatePunica granatum Sosa CarrilloTree Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Longneck ruelRuellia nudifloraPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert ruelliaRuellia peninsularisMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White sageSalvia apianaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chaparral sageSalvia clevelandiiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Galaena red sageSalvia darcyiPerennial Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red autumn sageSalvia greggiiSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pozo Blue sageSalvia hybrid Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican bush sageSalvia leucanthaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Salvia 'Pozo Blue'Salvia leucophylla × S. clevelandiiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Grape-scented sageSalvia melissodoraSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Orange bellsTecoma garochaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow bellsTecoma stansLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Common Name Botanical Name Form Purpose
Butterfly Gardens Butterfly Gardens
Spring Flowers
Tucson Revegetation < 4500'
Hummingbird Gardens Hummingbird Gardens
Summer Flowers
Takes Light Shade
Tortoise Food Tortoise Food
Fall Flowers
Hardy 15° to 22°F
Bee Gardens Bees
Winter Flowers
Patio Pots
Bat Gardens Bats
Bird Cover/Food
Moth Gardens
Ethnobotany Ethnobotany