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  1. My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection

    If you have a sandy landscape where most flowers seem to wither, these long-blooming perennials and ornamental grasses will solve your gardening challenge. The flowering perennials a...

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    My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection My Soil Is Like A Beach Collection
    $73.91
    Per Collection of 9
    If you have a sandy landscape where most flowers seem to wither, these long-blooming perennials and ornamental grasses will solve your gardening challenge. The flowering perennials are long-blooming and good at re-seeding themselves to cover even more sandy areas. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A collection of nine plants (three each of three varieties). Save $10 off the single plant price of 83.91!
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  2. Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite Close-up. Image courtesy of Emmis Oure

    A carefree little succulent native plant, Fame Flower has quarter-sized rose-violet flowers that open in the afternoon heat. A willing re-seeder, these little plants gently colonize ...

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    Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite Fame Flower Phemeranthus calycinum (Talinum) Judith's Favorite
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    A carefree little succulent native plant, Fame Flower has quarter-sized rose-violet flowers that open in the afternoon heat. A willing re-seeder, these little plants gently colonize their garden site and bloom all summer. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  3. Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet By Plenuska (CC License via Wikimedia Commons)

    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet) is a handsome, fuzzy, grey-leaved groundcover that thrives in problem areas such as dry shade and poor soils. Silver Carpet...

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    Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear (Stachys byzantina Silver Carpet) is a handsome, fuzzy, grey-leaved groundcover that thrives in problem areas such as dry shade and poor soils. Silver Carpet Lamb's Ear is a drought resistant (xeric), non-flowering perennial plant.
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  4. Yellow Euphorbia clavarioides v. trincata, Euphorbia clavarioides v. trincata, Lion's Spore

    Lion's spore is a little known South African succulent grows to form huge mounds of evergreen stems that look like a thornless cactus. A high elevation species, it is cold hardy and ...

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    Euphorbia clavarioides v. trincata Lion's Spore Euphorbia clavarioides v. trincata
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Lion's spore is a little known South African succulent grows to form huge mounds of evergreen stems that look like a thornless cactus. A high elevation species, it is cold hardy and blooms with small bright yellow flowers in late spring. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  5. White Agave toumeyana v. bella, Agave toumeyana v. bella, Miniature Century Plant

    Agave toumeyana v. bella is a miniature Century plant that is a rare and highly desirble variety for the waterwise garden. It has excellent cold hardiness and beautiful white striped...

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    Agave toumeyana v. bella Miniature Century Plant Agave toumeyana v. bella
    $9.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Agave toumeyana v. bella is a miniature Century plant that is a rare and highly desirble variety for the waterwise garden. It has excellent cold hardiness and beautiful white striped leaves with curling white threads on the margins.
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  6. Pink Teucrium aroanium, Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum, Compact Creeping Germander

    Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum is tough, pretty and long-lived. Its glossy green leaves and early summer display of deep pink flowers, Creeping Germander is not fussy about its soil,...

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    Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum Compact Creeping Germander Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum
    Regular Price $8.99 Sale $8.09
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    You save: 11%
    Teucrium chamaedrys Prostratum is tough, pretty and long-lived. Its glossy green leaves and early summer display of deep pink flowers, Creeping Germander is not fussy about its soil, and grows equally well in sun or shade. Tolerating light to moderate foot traffic, it's a low-care groundcover. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). 6-18" tall x 18" wide.
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  7. Origanum libanoticum Close Up

    Cascading Ornamental Oregano (Origanum libanoticum) is an Old World herb that blooms in mid-summer on tall stems with cascading sprays of pink bracts and flowers. Planted on the edge...

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    Origanum libanoticum Cascading Ornamental Oregano Origanum libanoticum
    $8.49
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Cascading Ornamental Oregano (Origanum libanoticum) is an Old World herb that blooms in mid-summer on tall stems with cascading sprays of pink bracts and flowers. Planted on the edge of a raised bed shows off the lantern-like flowers to best advantage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  8. White Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis, Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis, Kaibab Plateau Century Plant

    18-24" x 22-28" wide. The largest and most cold hardy of the Utah century plants growing to nearly two feet in height and width with stout, fiercely spined olive-green rosettes. Drou...

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    Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis Kaibab Plateau Century Plant Agave utahensis ssp. kaibabensis
    $9.99
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    18-24" x 22-28" wide. The largest and most cold hardy of the Utah century plants growing to nearly two feet in height and width with stout, fiercely spined olive-green rosettes. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  9. Blue and Purple Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage, Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage, Desert Purple Sage

    Desert Purple Sage is a showy late spring blooming native shrublet with silver foliage and blue flowers pushing out from mid-purple bracts. Impervious to browsing deer and rabbits, ...

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    Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage Desert Purple Sage Salvia dorrii Desert Purple Sage
    $7.99
    Per Plant - 2.5" Pot
    Desert Purple Sage is a showy late spring blooming native shrublet with silver foliage and blue flowers pushing out from mid-purple bracts. Impervious to browsing deer and rabbits, it is a pollinator's delight attracting all types of bees. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  10. Lace Aloe, Aloe aristata

    Lace Aloe (also known as Torch Plant, Bristle Tip Aloe or Guinea-Fowl Aloe) is a mountain species from southern Africa that forms clumps of attractive, gently spined succulent rosett...

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    Aloe aristata (high elevation form) Lace Aloe Aloe aristata (high elevation form)
    $13.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Lace Aloe (also known as Torch Plant, Bristle Tip Aloe or Guinea-Fowl Aloe) is a mountain species from southern Africa that forms clumps of attractive, gently spined succulent rosettes and coral-orange summer flowers.
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  11. Dasylirion texanum, Texas Sotol

    Texas Sotol (Dasylirion texanum) is a showy, very cold hardy succulent that brings the look of the Southwest to wherever it's planted. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric...

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    Dasylirion texanum Texas Sotol Dasylirion texanum
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Texas Sotol (Dasylirion texanum) is a showy, very cold hardy succulent that brings the look of the Southwest to wherever it's planted. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
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  12. Dasylirion wheeleri at sunset

    Desert Spoon or Sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri) is an attractive evergreen succulent that forms a large rosette of toothed blue-green leaves that beautifies the landscape year-round....

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    Dasylirion wheeleri Common Sotol Dasylirion wheeleri
    $10.99
    Per Plant - 5" Pot
    Desert Spoon or Sotol (Dasylirion wheeleri) is an attractive evergreen succulent that forms a large rosette of toothed blue-green leaves that beautifies the landscape year-round.
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Desert Landscaping Plants

This collection of desert landscaping plants includes cacti and shrubs that can be used as foundation plants for desert gardening. Plants that live in the desert, including these carefully chosen perennials, are particularly drought resistant/drought tolerant plants (xeric plants). These desert plants are particularly suited to low-elevation desert gardens in Sonoran/Mojave desert of southern AZ, (Phoenix/Tucson), eastern California (Palm Springs) and Las Vegas, NV and surrounding areas. Learn more about gardening in low-water areas: Water Saving Gardening Tips.

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