8 Flowers for the Southwest Desert Garden
A desert garden, especially for flowers, can be a tricky thing! There are a few flowers that do well in these areas though, and will blend in better with the landscapes and usually take less water!
1. Hummingbird Mint: smells sweet and attracts hummingbirds.
2. Cleveland Sage: very aromatic, can be dried and burned as incense
3. Emu Bush: produces beautiful pink flowers, and very drought tolerant
4. Desert Marigold: low maintenance and bloom from March until November, also drought tolerant
5. Bougainvillea: A gorgeous bush or vine plant that has beautiful flowers and once established does very well in high sun and low water.
6. Yellow Cups: annual that blooms in spring with sweet, small yellow flowers.
7. Desert Bluebells: annual that blooms in spring with bright blue, bell-shaped flowers.