Rock Penstemon – Penstemon baccharifolius

Penstemons are a large group of plants composed of many wild species found growing in a variety of climates, as well as numerous hybrids that have been developed for a wide range of characteristics. Available in every color from white to deep purple, Penstemon’s spikes of flowers are closely associated with hummingbirds, who prefer their…

Rock Rose – Pavonia lasiopetala

With the color of a pink rose and the appearance of a miniature hibiscus, the flowers of the Rock Rose are a true delight to people, butterflies, and hummingbirds alike! Starting in late spring and continuing into fall, these delicate flowers open in the mornings and close by late afternoon. The shrub itself is airy…

Rainbow Gold Bougainvillea – Bougainvillea ‘Rainbow Gold’

There are many good reasons why it is becoming increasingly difficult to encounter a landscape in Tucson that doesn’t include at least one bougainvillea. These lush, tropical shrubs are vibrantly colorful and exceptionally easy to grow. Mainly popular for its display of intense, apricot-peachy-orange color from spring through fall, ‘rainbow gold’ bougainvillea makes a terrific…