Flowers

  1. Annuals

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Southwest Cosmos summer fall white, pink, or purple butterflies        
    Moss Rose summer fall rose, red, yellow , or white butterflies        
    Mexican Sunflow er summer fall yellow or orange          
    Zinnia summer red, orange, or white          
    Arizona Poppy summer dark orange center          
    Maximilian Sunflow er summer yellow daisy birds        
    Mexican gold Poppy fall yellow gold          
    Golden Dyssodia winter spring yellow daisy butterflies        
    Blanket Flow er spring fall yellow , maroon, or red          
    Spreading Fleabane spring fall white or pink daisy butterflies        
    Red Flax spring bright red          
    Blue Flax spring bright blue     partial sun    
    Arroyo Lupin spring violet blue spikes          
    Five Spot spring white petals purple spot          
    Owl’s Clover spring rose pink purple spikes          
    Shirley Poppy spring red, pink, or white cup shaped          
    Desert blue bell spring brilliant blue bell shaped          
    Cherry red Sage spring deep scarlet spikes birds and hummingbirds        
    Chia spring blue clusters          

  2. Perennials

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Desert Marigold year round yellow daisy   * full reflective   very low
    Angelita daisy year round yellow daisy   * full partial   low
    Blackfoot daisy year round golden yellow daisy   * full partial   very low
    Gaura summer fall white daisy   * full partial   low
    Hummingbirds Trunpet summer fall white, pink, on long spikes birds hummingbirds s        
    Prairie Zinnia summer fall orange red butterflies        
    Rain Lily summer yellow orange daisy   *     low
    Autumn Sage fall spring white birds hummingbirds   full partial   low moderate
    Mt. Lemmon Marigold fall red, pink, or white         moderate
    Firecracker Penstemon winter spring orange yellow birds hummingbirds   full partial   low
    Chocolate Flow er spring fall scarlet spikes   * full partial   low
    Desert Cor eopsis spring summer chocolate scent yellow daisy butterflies        
    Rock Penstemon spring summer golden yellow birds hummingbirds s * full partial   low
    Parry’s Penstemon spring cherry red flow ers birds hummingbirds s   full partial   low
    Canyon Penstemon spring hot pink spikes birds hummingbirds s * full partial   low
    Coral Penstemon spring bright coral birds hummingbirds s   full partial   low
    Jerusalem Sage spring summer intense yellow     full partial   low
    Paperflow er spring fall yellow daisy     full partial   very low
    Mexican Hat spring fall yellow or maroon cone         low moderate
    Purple Ruellia spring fall purple flow ers butterflies * full partial    
    Chaparral Sage spring summer blue violet birds hummingbirds s   full partial   low
    Mealy Cup Sage spring fall blue purple birds hummingbirds s       low moderate
    Desert Senna spring fall bright yellow          
    Globe Mallow spring orange, white, pink, or lavender         very low
    Moss Verbena spring fall purple butterflies       moderate
    Orange Zexmenla spring fall orange yellow         low moderate
    Desert Zinna spring fall white daisy         low

    Grasses

  3. Grasses

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Sideoats Grama summer fall green tall spikes birds   full no low
    Blue Grama summer green     full partial no moderate
    Bamboo Muhly summer green     full partial no moderate
    Pink Muhly fall pink airy plumes   * full partial no low
    Deer Grass fall green   * full partial no low
    Mexican Thread Grass fall green     partial no moderate

    Succulents

  4. Succulents

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Grass Tree summer white cream     full yes low
    Parry’s Agave summer bright yellow     full yes very low
    Lechuguilla Verde winter spring yellow     Partial yes very low
    Twin flow ered Agave Winter yellow     full partial yes very low
    Dawe’s Aloe Winter red spikes birds hummingbirds s * full partial yes very low
    Cape Aloe winter spring orange red spikes birds hummingbirds s * Partial yes very low
    Partridge Breast Aloe winter spring salmon spikes   * Partial yes very low
    Yellow Bulbine winter spring yellow spikes   * Partial yes low
    Mescal Ceniza spring yellow     full yes very low
    Smooth Agave spring bright yellow   * Partial/Shade yes very low
    Ocotillo spring red orange birds hummingbirds s * full no very low
    Octo pus Agave spring yellow   * full partial yes very low
    Weber’s Agave spring summer yellow   * full partial yes very low
    Elephant’s Food spring pink   * full partial /Shade yes low
    Medicinal Aloe spring yellow spikes birds hummingbirds s * full partial yes very low
    Sago Palm spring small brown cones   * Partial/Shade yes moderate
    Red Yucca spring summer coral red spikes birds hummingbirds s * full reflective yes very low
    Candelilla spring summer pink white   * full reflective yes very low
    Banana Yucca spring summer white clusters     full yes very low
    Desert Milkweed spring fall white clusters butterflies * full reflective yes very low
    Beargrass spring summer pale green cream   * full partial yes very low
    Desert Spoon spring summer cream on tall spikes   * full yes low
    Giant Hesperaloe spring summer greenish white butterflies * full reflective yes very low
    Slipper Flow er spring summer red slipper birds hummingbirds s * full partial yes very low
    Soaptree Yucca spring white clusters     full yes very low
    Paleleaf Yucca spring summer white clusters   * full partial yes very low
    Blue Yucca spring summer white clusters     full yes very low

    Cacti

  5. Cacti

    Plant Name Season Flower Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Indian Fig spring yellow orange showy   * full yes very low
    Cardon Grande spring white sno wy     full yes low
    Giant Prickly Pear spring yellow     full reflective yes very low
    Purple Prickly Pear spring yellow     full reflective yes very low
    Mexican Fencepost spring pink     full reflective yes  
    Golden Barrel spring yellow   * full partial yes very low
    Engelmann’s Hedgehog spring magenta sno wy     full yes very low
    Blue Myrtle Cactus spring greenish white     full yes very low
    Spruce cones spring white pink   * full partial yes very low
    Buckhor n Cholla spring red yellow     full reflective yes very low
    Beavertail Prickly Pear spring magenta pink     full reflective yes very low
    Argentine Giant spring white sno wy blooms at night     partial yes low
    Saguaro spring white birds   full reflective yes very low
    Hildmann’s Cereus spring summer white sno wy blooms at night     full yes very low
    Argentine Hedgehog spring summer orange red     full partial yes low
    Engelmann’s Prickly Pear spring summer yellow showy birds   full reflective yes very low
    Senita spring summer pink     full reflective yes very low
    Stem Pole spring summer pink   * full reflective yes very low
    Compass Barrel spring summer yellow or orange     full reflective yes very low
    Organ Pipe spring summer pale pink blooms at night     full reflective yes very low

    Vines

  6. Vines

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Cape Honeysuckle year round vivid orange birds hummingbirds s * full partial yes moderate
    Pota Vine year round white   * full semi moderate
    Bougainvillea year round bright colors     full reflective yes low
    Baja Passion Vine summer white purple butterflies   full semi low
    Grape Ivy summer green   * full partial Shade semi low
    Yuca Vine summer fall large yellow Flow ers   * full no low
    Queen’s Wreath summer fall pink or white cluster   * full no moderate
    Pink Trumpet Vine summer fall showy pink clusters   * full partial semi low
    Lilac Vine winter spring purple clusters     full partial yes low
    Primrose Jasmine winter spring yellow     full partial yes moderate
    Lady Banks’ rose spring white or pale yellow cluster     full yes moderate
    Cat Claw Vine spring large yellow trumpet     full reflective yes low
    Yellow or Chid Vine spring summer yellow clusters   * full semi low

    ground coverings

  7. Ground Covers

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Lantana year round yellow orange gold butterflies * full yes moderate
    Trailing Lantana year round lavender white butterflies * full yes low
    Trailing Desert Broom fall white   * full yes low
    Red Spike Ice Plant winter spring brilliant red cerise   * full yes low
    Blue Euphor bia winter spring chartreuse   * full yes very low
    Trailing Gazania winter spring orange bronze yellow daisy   * full yes low
    Trailing rosemary winter spring blue   * full yes low
    Creeping Germander winter spring pale pink   * full yes moderate
    Yellow Dot spring summer yellow daisy   * full partial yes moderate
    Katie Ruellia spring fall purple butterflies * full partial yes moderate
    Saltillo Primrose spring fall butter yellow     full partial yes moderate
    Tufted Evening Primrose spring fall large sno wy white   * full partial yes moderate
    Myopor um spring small white   * full partial yes low
    Grey Ice Plant spring orange red yellow center     full yes very low
    Trailing Dalea spring summer lavender purple clusters   * full reflective yes low
    Bush Mor ning Glory spring sno wy white   * full reflective yes very low
    Damianita spring fall golden yellow daisy   * full reflective yes very low
    Trailing Acacia spring small yellow     full reflective yes low

    Shrubs

  8. Shrubs

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Gray Thorn summer cream birds   full no very low
    Arizona Rosewood summer white clusters   * full partial yes low
    White Plumbago summer fall white clusters     Partial Shade yes moderate
    Langman’s Sage summer fall lavender   * full reflective yes very low
    Chihuahuan Sage summer fall lavender   * full reflective yes very low
    Texas Sage summer fall white pink purple   * full reflective yes very low
    violet Silverleaf summer fall deep violet   * full reflective yes very low
    Firecracker Bush summer red orange hummingbirds   full partial semi moderate
    Shrubby Senna summer bright yellow clusters     full no very low
    Guayacan summer deep blue violet     full partial semi low
    San Marcos Hibiscus summer fall yellow red center     full yes low
    Kidneywood summer white spikes     full partial semi low
    Turpentine Bush summer fall yellow clusters birds * full yes very low
    Flame Honeysuckle summer fall orange red birds hummingbirds s butterflies   full no low
    Black Dalea fall winter rose purple clusters birds * full semi low
    Weeping Dalea fall spring purple clusters   * full partial yes low
    Red Justicia fall spring bright red birds hummingbirds s * Partial yes moderate
    Wolfberry winter spring fall white or lavender birds * full no moderate
    Green Feathery Senna winter spring yellow cluster     full reflective yes very low
    Sugar Bush spring red buds white clusters   * full partial yes moderate
    Pomegranate spring orange red hummingbirds   full partial no moderate
    Myrtle spring white     full partial yes moderate
    Mangle Dulce spring green   * full partial yes low
    Mexican Buckeye spring rose pink     full partial no low
    Golden Eye spring yellow daisy     full reflective yes very low
    Desert lavender spring tiny lavender birds hummingbirds s * full reflective yes moderate
    Little leaf Ash spring green     full partial semi moderate
    Flat Buckwheat spring pale pink white birds   full yes very low
    Desert Tea spring green     full yes low
    Hop Bush spring yellow green birds * full partial yes low
    Texas Mountain Laurel spring purple clusters   * full yes low
    Jojoba spring yellow green   * full reflective yes very low
    Desert Hackberry spring yellow green     full yes very low
    Oleander spring fall white pink red     full reflective yes low
    Arizona Yellow Bells spring fall yellow trumpet birds hummingbirds s   full semi low
    Baja Ruellia spring fall purple bell birds hummingbirds s butterflies * full yes low
    Creosote Bush spring fall small yellow   * full reflective yes very low
    Mexican Bird of Paradise spring fall small yellow birds hummingbirds s   full yes moderate
    Feather Bush spring summer cream puffballs     full partial semi low
    Little leaf Cor dia spring fall white clusters   * full reflective semi very low
    Texas Olive spring fall white sno wy     full yes moderate
    Bee Brush spring fall white pale purple butterflies   full semi very low
    Superstition Mallow spring fall orange yellow   * full partial yes low
    pink Fairy Duster spring fall pink powderpuffs birds hummingbirds s * full semi very low
    Mexican Bird of Paradise spring fall yellow spikes birds hummingbirds s   full yes moderate
    yellow Bird of Paradise spring fall yellow red stamens birds hummingbirds s butterflies * full semi low
    Baja Fairy Duster spring fall red powderpuffs birds hummingbirds s butterflies * full semi moderate
    red Bird of Paradise spring fall orange yellow birds hummingbirds s butterflies   full no moderate
    Woolly butter fly Bush spring summer orange butterflies * full reflective yes very low
    Fourwing Saltbush spring summer green     full reflective yes very low

    Trees

  9. Trees

    Plant Name Season Flow er Color Attracts Pool Sun Evergreen Water
    Tenaza summer cream puffballs     full semi full
    Kidneywood summer white spikes          
    Coolibah summer cream     full yes very low
    red cap Gum summer red buds   * full yes very low
    Mediterranean Fan Palm summer cream   * full partial yes moderate
    Mexican blue Palm summer cream garls   * full yes low
    Arizona rosewood summer

    white clusters   * full partial yes low
    Chaste Tree summer fall lavender spikes     full partial no moderate
    Shoestring Acacia fall winter cream puffballs   * full reflective yes very low
    Silk Floss Tree fall pink to red   * full no moderate
    Cascalote winter spring showy yellow spikes   * full yes low
    Sweet Acacia winter spring golden yellow puffballs     full yes low
    white Thor n Acacia spring summer yellow puffballs birds   full semi very low
    Leather Leaf Acacia spring summer yellow puffballs   * full reflective yes very low
    Anacacho or chid Tree spring summer white to pink     full partial semi low
    Hybrid Palo Verde spring summer yellow     full reflective semi very low
    Guajillo spring fall cream puffballs     full partial semi low
    Desert Willow spring fall white pink purple birds hummingbirds s   full no low
    Texas Olive spring fall white     full yes moderate
    Foothills Palo Verde spring sulfur yellow     full reflective semi very low
    Palo Brea spring bright yellow     full semi very low
    Feather Bush spring summer cream puffballs     full partial semi low
    Irood spring dusty lavender   * full yes very low
    Texas Ebony spring summer cream to yellow   * full yes very low
    Canyon Hackberry spring green birds   full no moderate
    Chinese Pistache spring green   * full no moderate
    blue Palo Verde spring bright yellow     full reflective semi very low
    Mastic Tree spring green     full yes low
    Indian rosewood spring cream     full semi moderate
    Little leaf Ash spring green     full partial semi moderate
    Fruitless Olive spring cream   * full partial yes low
    Blackbrush Acacia spring light yellow spikes     full yes very low
    Willow Acacia spring cream puffballs   * full yes low
    Palo Blanco spring cream spikes     full reflective semi very low
    Mexican Ebony spring cream puffballs     full no low
    Chilean Mesquite spring yellow green     full reflective semi very low
    Texas Honey Mesquite spring pale yellow     full reflective no very low
    Velvet Mesquite spring pale yellow     full reflective no very low
    Live Oak spring green   * full semi moderate
    Texas Mountain Laurel spring purple clusters   * full yes low
    Evergreen Elm spring green     full semi moderate
    Mexican Buckeye spring rose pink     full partial no low
    Afghan Pine no season       full yes low