Lush and Xeric

Xeric plants that will thrive even when your neighbor’s landscape is wilting under the heat:

 

Mountain Mahogany

Native, hardy, uniquely textured foliage, grows large, mahogany wood.

 

 

Texas Red Yucca

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Indigenous peoples used this plant for rope. It has beautiful red flower and is strong which makes it good for rope, cords, clothes, bedding mats etc.

 

 

Sand Cherries

sand cherry

Creeping, extremely hardy.

 

Weeping Pea Shrub

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Nitrogen fixer, good companion plant, great bark, yellow and early blooms, hardy.

 

 

Russian Sage

Russian Sage

Bees love Russian Sage.

 

 

 

Big Tooth Maple

Maple

Colorado Native.

 

 

Russian Hawthornes

Russian Hawthorne

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Hardy white blooms in the spring, attracts birds. This tree has persistent berries which means that the berries don’t fall off the tree.

 

 

Penstemon

Penstamon

Durable, thrives in a wide range of soils and sites, repels deer, full to part sun, attracts bees.

 

 

Pincushion Flower

pincushion

Long bloom time, long lasting summer blooms, full sun, attracts butterflies, good cut flowers.

 

 

Agastache

 

Drought tolerant, attracts hummingbirds, fragrant foliage, long blooming.

 

Iris

Iris

Fragrant, harmful if eaten, repels deer, good cut flower, full to partial sun, attracts hummingbirds.

 

Hollyhock

hollyhock

Full sun, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, good cut flower, self seeding, large variety of colors.

 

 

Yarrow

yarrow

Full sun, attracts butterflies, repels deer and rabbits, fragrant, good cut flower.