2021 Plant Sale Details

2021 Plant List

Please explore our inventory below which may experience additional updates prior to the start of the sale. You can use the sort and print features to generate your shopping list. 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.

As always, the region’s #1 botany experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice to aid your shopping. Proceeds from the sale support our important Desert Museum’s mission. Please bring your empty 1-gallon nursery pots to recycle for next year’s sale.

Last update: 10-07-2021

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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
Common Name Botanical Name Form Purpose
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon AdeliaAdelia obovataLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
 Camera icon Desert roseAdenium hybrids (red)Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Huachuca agaveAgave parryi var. huachucensisSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBeesBats
 Camera icon Agave sp.Agave sp.Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon AloeAloe hybridSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bee brushAloysia gratissimaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja bursageAmbrosia bryantiiSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Triangleleaf bursageAmbrosia deltoideaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White bursageAmbrosia dumosaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yerba mansaAnemopsis californicaGround cover Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Flame bushAnisacanthus quadrifidusMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert honeysuckleAnisacanthus thurberiMedium shrub Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White-veined Dutchman's pipeAristolochia fimbriataVining groundcover Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Southwestern pipevineAristolochia watsoniiVining groundcover Butterfly GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SageArtemisia ludovicianaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Narrow-leaf milkweedAsclepias angustifoliaSmall shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pine-leaf milkweedAsclepias linariaSmall shrub Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert milkweedAsclepias subulataSmall shrub Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Quail bushAtriplex lentiformisLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert marigoldBaileya multiradiataPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chocolate flowerBerlandiera lyrataPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon CroosvineBignonia capreolataLarge vine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Butterfly bushBuddleja marrubiifoliaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ToroteBursera filicifoliaMedium shrub Bees
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 Yellow evening primroseCalylophus hartwegiiGround cover Butterfly GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ChiltepinCapsicum annuumSmall shrub BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Balloon vineCardiospermum corindumVine Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SaguaroCarnegiea giganteaSucculent/semisucculent BeesBatsTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Netleaf hackberryCeltis reticulataTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Button bushCephalanthus occidentalisLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert willowChilopsis linearisTree Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Fragrant mist flowerChromolaena odorataMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BonesetChromolaena sagittataMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon DamianitaChrysactinia mexicanaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bush verbenaCitharexylum flabelliformisMedium shrub Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sweet limeCitrus limettioidesSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Candle cactusCleistocactus candelillaSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mist flowerConoclinium (Eupatorium) discectumPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas oliveCordia boissieriTree Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Little-leaf cordiaCordia parvifoliaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona cypressCupressus arizonicaTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Goodwin Homestead' heritage quinceCydonia oblongaSmall tree BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Diamond chollaCylindropuntia ramosissimaSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Trailing indigo bushDalea greggiiGround cover Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pea flowerDalea pulchraMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Oakwoods prairie cloverDalea versicolorMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Toothless desert spoonDasylirion quadrangulatumSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert spoonDasylirion wheeleriSucculent/semisucculent BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Uruguayan firecracker plantDicliptera squarrosa (D. suberecta)Perennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon HopbushDodonaea viscosaLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Golden barrelEchinocactus grusoniiSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BrittlebushEncelia farinosaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert fuschiaEpilobium (Zauschneria) canumPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Aguirre™ turpentine bushEricameria laricifoliaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Flattop buckwheatEriogonum fasciculatumSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BonesetEupatorium saggitatumMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Slipper flowerEuphorbia (Pedilanthus macrocarpus) lomellii Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wax spurgeEuphorbia antisyphiliticaSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ZipehuiEuphorbia californicaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Slipper flowerEuphorbia lomellii (Pedilanthus macrocarpus) Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Morrocan spurgeEuphorbia resiniferaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon cactus spurgeEuphorbia speciesSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon African milk treeEuphorbia trigonisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White spurgeEuphorbia xantiSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Apache plumeFalugia paradoxaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
 Camera icon Pineapple GuavaFeijoa sellowianaLarge shrub Ethnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Devil's tongue barrelFerocactus latispinusSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rock figFicus petiolarisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rock figFicus petiolaris (mounted on a rock)Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Ocotillo Fouquieria splendensSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensEthnobotany
 Camera icon Slender GoldshowerGalphimia gracilis
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Siskiyou pinkGaura lindheimeriPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Goodding verbenaGlandularia gooddingiiPerennial Butterfly GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Airy bachelor's buttonsGomphrena decumbensSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild cottonGossypium thurberiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild CottonGossypium turneriMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
 Camera icon Giant HesperaloeHesperaloe funiferaSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink Parade®Hesperaloe hybridSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red hesperaloeHesperaloe parviflora Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
 Camera icon Desert rose mallowHibiscus biseptusPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
 Camera icon California SatintailImperata brevifoliaGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow chuparosaJusticia californicaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red jacobiniaJusticia candicansSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran honeysuckleJusticia sonoraePerennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican HoneysuckleJusticia spicigeraSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Confiturilla grandeLagascea decipiensMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
 Camera icon Mexican sunflower hybridLagascea x Tithonia
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Gold lantanaLantana camara hybridSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Purple trailing lantanaLantana montevidensisGround cover
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Green Cloud™Leucophyllum frutescensLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rio BravoLeucophyllum langmaniae Rio Bravo ®Medium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
 Camera icon Convent Texas RangerLeucophyllum x conventMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Totempole cactusLophocereus schottii fa. MonstrosusSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Twisted sisterLophocereus schottii fa. monstrosus spiralisSucculent/semisucculent
 Camera icon Anderson WolfberryLycium andersoniiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
 Camera icon WolfberryLycium berlandieriMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon WolfberryLycium brevipesLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Feather treeLysiloma watsoniMedium tree Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran brittlestemMabrya geniculataSmall shrub Butterfly Gardens
 Camera icon Catclaw vineMacfadyena unguis-catiLarge vine
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas tuberoseManfreda maculosaSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Santa Rita acaciaMariosousa (Acacia) millefolia Large shrub Butterfly GardensBees
 Camera icon Mangle DulceMaytenus phyllanthoidesSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blackfoot daisyMelampodium leucanthumSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pyramid bushMelochia tomentosa Small shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Autumn Glow™Muhlenbergia lindheimeriGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Deer grassMuhlenbergia rigensGrass
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon CochalMyrtillocactus cochalSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Candelabra cactusMyrtillocactus geometrizansSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BeargrassNolina microcarpaSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Nelson BeargrassNolina nelsoniiSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican Evening PrimroseOenothera speciosa 'Siskiyou'Perennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Long-spined prickly pearOpuntia macrocentraSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blind prickly pearOpuntia rufidaSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Passion fruitPassiflora aridaVine Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Incense' passion vinePassiflora incarnata× P. cincinnataVine Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Night-blooming cereusPeniocereus greggiiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dahlia-rooted cereusPeniocereus striatusSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Firecracker penstemonPenstemon eatoniPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Parry penstemonPenstemon parryiPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Summer Snow™ plumbagoPlumbago zeylandica Small shrub Butterfly GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lavender spicePoliomintha maderensisSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Paper flowerPsilostrophe cooperiSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ' Sosa Carillo' heritage pomegranatePunica granatum Sosa CarrilloTree Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Prairie coneflowerRatibida columniferaPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
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 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 Starrfire red skullcapScutellaria hybridPerennial Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Shrubby SennaSenna wislizeniMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon JojobaSimmondsia chinensisLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran nightshadeSolanum hindsianum Large shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert globe mallowSphaeralcea ambigua Small shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Minature prickly pearTacinga inamoenaSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mountain marigoldTagetes lemmoniiSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican tarragonTagetes lucidaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Crimson Flare® tecomaTecoma hybridMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sierra Apricot™ tecomaTecoma hybridMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Solar Flare® orange tecomaTecoma hybridMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow bellsTecoma stansLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pine cone cactusTephrocactus articulatusSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Angelita daisyTetraneuris (Hymenoxys) acaulisSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Golden fleeceThymophylla pentachaetaPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican sunflower hybridTithonia x LagasceaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Torch cactus hybridsTrichocereus hybridSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona rosewoodVauquelinia californicaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Felger crownbeardVerbesina felgeriSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Parish GoldeneyeViguiera parishiiSmall shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Skeleton-leaf goldeneyeViguieria stenolobaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert zinniaZinnia acerosaSmall shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Little Golden ZinniaZinnia grandifloraSmall shrub Bees
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