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Xeriscape Garden
Plant List

Pima County, Arizona


Xeriscape Garden
A Guide to the Plants

The plants on this list are located in the Pima County Demonstration Gardens at 4210 N. Campbell, Tucson, Arizona. The list was developed to help visitors to the garden identify the various plantings, and it has been posted at this website to provide convenient, 24-hour list access. The location code refers to the plant's specific location (bed) within the garden. Where possible we have provided links to the Arid Plant Manual, which provides more detailed information about individual plants.

This table organized by plant location - switch to alphabetical list

Plant Location Botanical Name Common Name
A-1 Salvia mohavensis
    x clevelandii x dorrii
Salvia "Trident"
A-2 Teucrium chamaedrys Germander
A-3 Chrysactinia mexicana Damianita Daisy
A-4 Leucophyllum zygophyllum 'Cimarron' Texas Ranger
A-5 Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate Flower
A-6 Salvia chamaedryoides Chihuahuan Blue Sage
A-7 Zinnia grandiflora Yellow Desert Zinnia
A-8 Pithecellobium flexicaule Texas Ebony tree
A-9 Alcalpha monostachya "Raspberry Fuzzies"
A-10 Salvia jamensis Salvia
A-11 Poliomintha maderensis Lavender Spice
A-12 Amsonia grandiflora Blue Star Flower
A-13 Scutellaria drummondii Prairie Scullcap
A-14 Leucophyllum pruinosum Texas Ranger - Sierra Bouquet
A-15 Salvia coahuilensis Saltillo Sage
A-16 Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy
A-17 Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold
A-18 Verbena pulchella gracilior Moss Verbena
A-19 Justicia californica Red Chuparosa
A-20 Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' Stonecrop
A-21 Nierembergia hippomanica Purple Robe
A-22 Eriogonum wrightii Wright Buckwheat
A-23 Agave Agave
A-24 Perovskia atriplifolia Russian Sage
A-25 Justicia californica Yellow Chuparosa
A-26 Sphaeralcea ambigua Globe Mallow
B-1 Eremophila sp. 'Summertime Blue' Emu Bush
B-2 Teucrium chamaedrys Germander
B-3 Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold
B-4 Asclepias subulata Desert Milkweed
B-5 Acacia farnesiana Sweet Acacia tree
B-6 Justicia spicagera Mexican Honeysuckle
B-7 Atriplex canescens Four Wing Saltbush
B-8 Muhlenbergia capillaris Regal Mist
B-9 Asclepias linaria Pineleaf Milkweed
B-10 Dyssodia pentachaeta Golden Dyssodia
B-11    
B-12 Olneya tesota Ironwood tree
B-13 Calylophus drummondii Texas Calylophus
B-14 Verbena gooddingii Goodding Verbena
B-15 Verbena rigida Sandpaper Verbena
B-16 Cercocarpus montanus Mountain Mahogany
B-17 Dalea pulchra Indigo Bush
B-18 Chrysothamnus nauseosus Rubber Rabbitbush
B-19 Tagetes lemmonii Mt. Lemmon Marigold
B-20 Aloysia macrostachya Pink Bee Bush
B-21 Lantana camara Bush Lantana
B-22 Eysenhardtia orthocarpa Kidneywood tree
B-23 Tradescantia virginialis Spiderwort
B-24    
B-25 Zexmania hispida Devil's River Zexmania
C-1 Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot Daisy
C-2 Calylophus hartwegii Sundrops
C-3 Tagetes lemmonii 'Compacta' Compact Mt. Lemmon Marigold
C-4 Ericameria laricifolia Turpentine Bush
C-5 Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume
C-6 Salvia chinophylla Nuevo Leon Sage
C-7 Penstemon parryi Parry's Penstemon
C-8 Justicia sonorae Sonoran Honeysuckle
C-9 Penstemon pseudospectabilis Canyon Penstemon
C-10 Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King' Prairie Sage
C-11 Callistemon citrinus 'Little John' Dwarf Bottlebrush
C-12 Salvia clevelandii Chaparral Sage
C-13 Chrysothamnus nauseosus v nauseosus Dwarf Rabbitbrush/Chamisa
C-14 Euphorbia rigida Gopher Plant
C-15 Calliandra eriophylla Pink Fairy Duster
C-16 Cistus skangerii Pink Rockrose
C-17 Dalea frutescens Black Dalea
C-18 Verbena rigida Sandpaper Verbena
C-19    
C-20 Verbena gooddingii Goodding Verbena
C-21 Salvia dorii Desert Sage
C-22 Dalea capitata 'Sierra Gold' 'Sierra Gold' Dalea
C-23    
C-24 Lobelia laxiflora Desert Lobelia
C-25 Salazaria mexicana Mexican Bladdersage
C-26 Gutierrenzia sarothrae Snakeweed
C-27 Plumbago scandens 'Summer Snow' White Flowered Leadwort
C-28 Ruella peninsularis Desert Ruella
C-29 Poliomintha incana Mexican Oregano
C-30 Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' Blue Mist
C-31 Tecoma sp. 'Orange Jubilee' Orange Jubilee
C-32Agave Agave
C-33 Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii Mexican Fire Hummingbird Bush
C-34 Tecoma stans angustifoliaTexas Yellow Bells
C-35 Viquiera parishii Goldeneye
C-36 Eriogonum fasciculatum v. poliofolium Flattop Buckwheat
C-37 Tecoma x 'Sunrise' Texas Yellow Bells 'Sunrise'
C-38 Psilostrophe tagentina Paperflower
C-39 Justicia candicans Hummingbird Bush
D-1 Leucophyllum langmaniae Texas Ranger 'Rio Bravo'
D-2 Zexmania hispida  
D-3 Agastache 'Summer Breeze' Pink Hyssop
D-4 Penstemon superbus Superb Penstemon
D-5 Salvia chamaedryoides Chihuahuan Blue Sage
D-6 Hesperaloe parviflora 'Yellow' Yellow Flowered Yucca
D-7 Ageratum corymbosum Butterfly Mist
D-8 Buddleia marrubifolia Woolly Butterfly Bush
D-9 Wedelia trilobata Yellow Dot
D-10 Gaura lindheimer 'Siskiyou Pink' Whirling Butterflies
D-11 Euphorbia antisyphilitica Candililla/Wax Plant
D-12 Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate flower
D-13 Trichostema arizonicum Arizona Blue Curls
D-14 Verbena pulchella gracilior Moss Verbena
D-15 Eremophila maculata 'Aurea' Golden Emu Bush
D-16 Salvia melissodora Grape-scented Sage
D-17 Aloe x 'Blue Elf' Blue Elf Aloe
D-18    
D-19 Dicliptera resupinata Arizona Foldwing Flower
D-20 Rhus virens Evergreen Sumac
D-21 Anigozanthus flavidus Kangaroo Paw
D-22 Allium senescens 'Blue Twister' Corkscrew Ornamental Onion
D-23 Menodora scabra Rough Menodora
D-24    
D-25    
D-26 Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow' Yellow Bulbine
D-27 Fraxinus velutina 'Rio Grande' Arizona Ash Tree
D-28 Leucophyllum zygophyllum 'Cimarron' Texas Ranger - Blue Rain Sage
D-29    
D-30    
D-31    
D-32 Berberis thunbergii 'Golden Nugget' Dwarf Japanese Barberry
D-33    
D-34 Penstemon pinifolius Pineleaf penstemon
D-35 Agastache cana 'Ava' Hummingbird Mint
E-1 Bulbine frutescens 'Yellow' Yellow Bulbine
E-2 Zephyranthes Rain Lily
E-3 Aloe aristata Pearl Leaf Aloe
E-4 Aloe species  
E-5 Cereus peruvianus v monstrose  
E-6 Fraxinus velutina 'Rio Grande' Arizona Ash tree
E-7 Dicliptera resupinata Arizona Foldwing Flower
E-8 Sophora secundiflora Texas Mountain Laurel
E-9 Plumbago scandens 'Summer Snow' White Flowered Leadwort
E-10 Conoclinum greggii 'Boothill' Eupatorium 'Boothill'
E-11 Salvia greggii Autumn Sage
E-12 Vauquelinia californica auciflora Arizona Rosewood
E-13 Aquilegia chrysantha Golden Columbine
E-14 Echeveria agavoides Molded Wax Agave
E-15 Cleistocactus strausii Silver Torch
E-16Ruella brittoniana 'Baby Katie'Blue Dwarf Ruella
E-17Bulbine 'Tiny Tangerine' Orange Bulbine
E-18 Myoporum brevifolium v. 'Emerald Gem' Small-leaf Myoporum
E-19 Thymus serphyllumCreeping Thyme
P-1 Cyperus Umbrella Plant
P-2    
P-3 Thalia dealbataCana Lily
P-4   
P-5 Nymphaea Water Lily
P-6    
P-7 Iris pseudacorus  
P-8    
P-9    
P-10 Glyceria aquatica Variegated Manna Grass
P-11 Tropaeolum & Taro Nasturtium & Taro
P-12 Anemopsis californica Yerba Mansa
P-13 Lycoris Spider Lily
W-1 Convolvulus cneorum Bush Morning Glory
W-2 Dasylirion longissimum Toothless Desert Spoon
W-3 Chilopsis linearis "Art's Seedless" Desert Willow tree
W-4 Crossoma bigelovii Rhyolite Bush
W-5 Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii "Mexican Fire"
W-6 Tecoma stans var stans "Gold Star"
W-7 Caesalpinia pulcherrima Red Bird of Paradise
W-8 Salvia x mohavensis x cleve. X dorii Salvia "Trident"
W-9 Caesalpinia mexicana Mexican Bird of Paradise
W-10 Ephedra viridis Mormon Tea
W-11 Calliandra eriophylla x californica Red Fairy Duster 'Sierra Star'
W-12 Acacia aneura Mulga tree
W-13 Senna nemophila Feathery Cassia
W-14 Maytenus phyllanthoides Mangel Dulce (looks like jojoba)
W-15 Larrea tridentata Creosote Bush
W-16 Asclepias subulata Desert Milkweed
W-17 Anisacanthus puberulus Pink Hummingbird Bush
W-18 Cordia parvifolia Little Leaf Cordia
W-19 Lysiloma microphylla thornberi  
W-20 Laurus nobilis Sweet Bay
W-21 Aloysia lycioides Sweet Bee Bush
W-22 Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume
wf Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud tree
wf Phacelia campanularia Desert Bluebell
wf Eschscholzia mexicana Mexican Gold Poppy
wf Linum grandiflorum 'Rubrum' Scarlet Flax
wf Linaria maroccana Toadflax
wf Baileya multiradiata Desert Marigold
wf Gaillardia Blanket Flower
wf Lupinus Lupine
wf Linum lewisii Blue Flax
wf Penstemon parryi Parry's Penstemon
wf Penstemon superbus Superb Penstemon
wf Penstemon eatonii Firecracker Penstemon
wf Coreopsis tinctoria Annual Coreopsis
wf Ratibida columnifera Mexican Hat
patio Vinca major Variegated Leaf Perwinkle
patio Oxalis Sorrel
patio Jasminium polyanthumPink Jasmine
patio Scirpus cernus Optic Grass
patio Mimulus cardinalis Scarlet Monkey Flower
patio Sutera cordata hybrid Bacopa
patio Loropetalum Chinese Fringe
patio Calla aethiopica Calla Lily
patio Aucuba japonica 'Variegated' Gold Dust Plant
patio Statice perizii Sea Lavender
patio Fatsia japonica False Castor Oil Plant/Japanese Aralia
patio Callibrachoa hybrid Million Bells 'Terra Cotta'

Yellow "daisy-like" wildflower seen throughout all areas = Verbesina encelioides: Cowpen Daisy

Plantlist last updated April 5, 2006


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