Blue Ranger – Leucophyllum zygophyllum

Blue Ranger is the smallest of a group of plants known for their cold tolerance, drought resistance and love for hot, sunny climates. During monsoons, when they’re in full bloom, it’s easy to see why Leucophyllums are popular choices for Southwestern landscapes. Blue Ranger is no exception, as it goes through several bloom cycles throughout…

Blood Flower – Asclepias curassavica

Blood Flower is an all-around crowd pleaser that attracts hummingbirds, several kinds of butterflies (including the Monarch), tolerates heat, resists grazing by rabbits and deer, and is incredibly easy to grow! This small and unobtrusive perennial fits snugly into containers and garden beds or borders where it provides reliable color and constant interest from spring…

Blue Emu Bush – Eremophila hygrophana

These compact evergreen shrubs are often confused with the more commonly encountered Texas rangers because of their silvery foliage and showy purple flowers. However, in comparison to Texas rangers, the flowers of blue emu bush are less reliant on monsoon moisture; blooming in late winter and early spring rather than late summer. They’re also much…