Plant List


Aquilegia caerulea 'Swan Red and White'

Common Name: Swan Red and White Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Red and White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18-24"
Mature Width: 12-16"
Description:

Trial for 2018


Aquilegia caerulea 'Swan Violet and White'

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Common Name: Swan Violet and White Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Purple and White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

A hybrid derived from the Colorado state flower, the petals and spurs are an incredibly rich, shining violet-blue. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: The name honors the memory of the students and teachers of Columbine High School who shall never be forgotten. proceeds will benefit organizations that promote diversity and tolerance in schools.

Aquilegia chrysantha

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Common Name: Golden Spurred Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Fragrant yellow blooms. Heat tolerant, mildew resistant, long bloom season, one of showiest. . Long lived, reseeds nicely.


Garden Notes: Gets ragged by mid winter, but try to leave upper growth for freeze protection. Native to NM, AZ.

Artemisia arborescens

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Common Name: Powis Castle
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 4-6'
Mature Width: 4-6'

Artemisia dracunculus 'Tarragon'

Common Name: Tarragon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Whitish Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18-36"
Mature Width: 12-18"
Description:

Seed used for cooking. Larval food plant for the American Lady Butterfly.


Artemisia frigida

Common Name: Fringed Prairie Sage
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 15"
Description:

Fragrant, Fine textured silver-grey foliage, Works well in native grass lawns spreads by rhizomes, May take over a flower bed, Good for a tough area.


Artemisia schmidtiana

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Common Name: Silver Mound
Bloom Season: Mid-Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Foliage plant with finely dissected leaves. Very attractive in the low border.


Asarina antirrhiniflora (Maurandiya) 'Scarlet'

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Common Name: Scarlet Snapdragon Vine
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Climbing or trailing vine. Dainty red flowers. Nice foliage, small overall. It does not overpower it’s surroundings. Annual but will often reseed the next year. Good for a smaller trellis.


Asarina antirrhiniflora (Maurandiya) 'Violet'

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Common Name: Violet Snapdragon Vine
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Violet
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 12"

Asclepias asperula

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Common Name: White Antelope Horns
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 8"
Description:

Clumping, sprawling plant. Seed pods like small antelope horns. Flower clusters are very unique- ball-like clusters of smaller flowers.


Garden Notes: Panhandle Native. IMPORTANT FOOD PLANT FOR MONARCH BUTTERFLY CATERPILLARS

Asclepias engelmanniana

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Common Name: Narrow-leaved Milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Greenish-White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 8"
Description:

Not a showy plant, but unusual with it's slender, airy appearance. Food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars


Asclepias incarnata

Common Name: Butterfly Weed, Swamp Milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White and Pink
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Rise every year in the same spot (mark the spot where it is planted). Has narrow, pointed leaves. Milkweeds are a very important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias latifolia

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Common Name: Broad-leafed milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Greenish-White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Native, not showy, but interesting greenish white cluster of blooms. Reseeds. Not bad here and there in a native outlying grass area. Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias speciosa

Common Name: Showy Milkweed
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Rose
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Prefers sandy soil, but is adaptable. Prefers moderate water. Showy, slightly fragrant pinkish red blooms. Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common Milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink and White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

This milkweed will colonize in the garden slowly- making a great food source for Monarchs.


Garden Notes: It does not compete well against grasses, so it probably will not perform well without keeping weeds and other plants away.

Asclepias tuberosa

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Common Name: Butterfly Weed 'Wild Orange Type'
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 28"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rise every year from taproot (mark spot for planting), long lived. Bright orange flowers a favorite for butterflies. Great nectar plant for butterflies and an important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Garden Notes: Long bloom season.

Asclepias verticillata

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Common Name: Whorled Milkweed
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Description:

Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias viridis

Common Name: Green Antelope Horn
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Greenish-White with Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Atriplex canescens

Common Name: Fourwing Saltbush
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 2-6'
Mature Width: 4-6'
Description:

Shrub, Rapid growth with moisture. Grey foliage,small wildlife food and habitat. Can be pruned to hedge.


Baileya multiradiata

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Common Name: Desert Marigold
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Western desert native. Produces yellow blooms for a long period through summer. May reseed itself.


Garden Notes: This is a newer variety for me. It looked good in the greenhouse in 2011. I consider it a plant worth more trials in my gardens.

Basil

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Common Name: Giant Smooth Italian Basil
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Great garden herb for Italian dishes. Very aromatic. Pinch flowers to maintain leaf growth.


Basil 'Crimson King'

Common Name: Crimson King Basil
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Purple foliage. Attractive, cupped genovese- shaped leaves with spicy clove aroma. Nice for borders or containers.


Basil 'Dolce Fresco'

Common Name: Dolce Fresco Basil
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

All-American Selections Winner 2015.Stays bushy. Dense habit produces high leaf yields. Traditional sweet basil flavor.


Basil 'Genovese'

Common Name: Basil Genovese
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18-24"
Mature Width: 10-14"
Description:

This is a new variety of basil and is great for making pesto!


Basil 'Holy Red'

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Common Name: Holy Red Basil
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rich aroma of sweet cloves and walnuts. Small pink flowers. Deep purple stems, slightly bronzed green foliage. Thai cooking.