Desert Milkweed – Asclepias subulata

The Desert Milkweed, a tough native with creamy-yellow flowers that appear in spring, summer, and fall, are absolutely delectable to butterflies. Desert Milkweed is a regal vase-shaped perennial with grey green stems. New growth often has small leaves that don’t stick around unless there is ample humidity. It tolerates a range of soils, given that…

Desert Senna – Senna nemophila

Desert Senna is much like the other Australian Sennas in form and stature, but is much greener than other varieties, and while thriving in high reflected heat, it also tolerates much colder temperatures. Clusters of golden yellow blooms cover these plants from late winter through spring, creating a lively blast of color against the deep-green,…

Damianita Daisy – Chrysactinia mexicana

Tolerating considerable drought, most soil types, and extreme temperatures, this tough, evergreen shrub fits easily into a variety of garden situations. It does well on slopes and mixes nicely with water-wise plants such as Aloes, Yuccas, and even some cacti, but is also at home in flower beds and perennial borders where its compact form…