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Long Blooming, Winter Blooming, Low Water Plants

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix

Arizona and California

Long Blooming, Winter Blooming, Low Water Plants

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Snowbird and All Season Gardening
in USDA Zones 9-11

  Winter Blooming = Winter Blooming white line Long Blooming = Long Blooming

  Winter Blooming = Winter Blooming
Long Blooming = Long Blooming

Eremophila hygrophana
Eremophila
hygrophana:
Blue Emu Bush

Winter Blooming Acacia farnesiana: Sweet Acacia
Tree: sweetly fragrant, golden yellow, puffball flowers.

Long Blooming Antigonon leptopus: Coral Vine / Queen Anne's Wreath
Vine: clusters of white, pink or red flowers.

Long Blooming Anisacanthus quadrifidus: Wright's Desert Honeysuckle / Flame Honeysuckle
Shrub: reddish-orange tubular flowers.

Long Blooming Asclepias linaria: Pineneedle Milkweed
Shrub: leaves like pine needles, and white, clustered flowers.

Long Blooming Asclepias subulata: Rush Milkweed / Desert Milkweed
Shrub: long, narrow, upright blue to green stems and small, yellow to white, odd-shaped flowers in clusters.

Long Blooming Asclepias tuberosa: Butterfly Milkweed
Herb: clustered orange or yellow flowers.

Long and Winter Blooming Baileya multiradiata: Desert Marigold
Herb: bright yellow flowers.

Long and Winter Blooming Bougainvillea: Bougainvillea
Vine: cascading or climbing, with colorful bracts.

Long and Winter Blooming Calliandra californica: Tabardillo / Baja Fairy Duster
Shrub: flowers composed of bright red, clustered stamens that resemble miniature dusters.

Winter Blooming Calliandra eriophylla: Fairyduster
Shrub: pink, powder-puff flowers.

Winter Blooming Ceanothus greggii: Desert Ceanothus / Wild Lilac
Shrub: crowded clusters of small white flowers cover entire plant and have fragrant lilac scent.

Long Blooming Chilopsis linearis: Desert Willow
Tree: Large, fragrant flowers, purple to pink to white.

Long Blooming Conoclinium greggii: Palmleaf Thoroughwort / Gregg's Mistflower
Herb: fluffy lavender flowers.

Winter Blooming Dalea frutescens: Black Prairie Clover / Black Dalea
Shrub: Rose-purple flowers in short spikes.

Long and Winter Blooming Dalea pulchra: Santa Catalina Prairie Clover / Indigo Bush
Shrub: Purple flowers in clusters.

Winter Blooming Encelia farinosa: Brittlebush
Shrub: yellow flowers with orange to brown centers and sliver, blue-green leaves.

Long Blooming Epilobium canum: Hummingbird Trumpet
Herb: reddish-orange flowers in profuse clusters.

Winter Blooming Eremophila glabra: Common Emu Bush
Shrub: red tubular flowers.

Long and Winter Blooming Eremophila hygrophana: Blue Emu Bush
Shrub: blue tubular flowers.

Winter Blooming Eremophila maculata var maculata: Red Eremophila / Valentine Bush
Shrub: tubular flowers in red and other colors.

Long and Winter Blooming Gaura lindheimeri: Lindheimer's Beeblossom / Butterfly Gaura
Herb: Oddly shaped white to pink flowers on long, thin stalks.

Long and Winter Blooming Glandularia gooddingii: Southwestern Mock Vervain / Goodding's Verbena
Herb: Hemispherical clusters of purple to pink flowers.

Winter Blooming Justicia californica: Beloperone / Chuparosa
Shrub: reddish tubular flowers and blue-green, succulent-like stems.

Long and Winter Blooming Justicia spicigera: Mohintli / Mexican Honeysuckle
Shrub: Clusters of orange, tubular flowers.


Eremophila hygrophana: Blue Emu Bush
Eremophila hygrophana: Blue Emu Bush / Blue Bells

Long and Winter Blooming Lantana camara: Lantana
Shrub: small flowers clustered into hemispheres of various colors.

Long and Winter Blooming Lantana montevidensis: Trailing Shrubverbena / Trailing Lantana
Shrub: small flowers, usually purple or gold, in rounded clusters.

Winter Blooming Lobelia laxiflora: Sierra Madre Lobelia
Herb: orange-red tubular flowers with yellow throats.

Long Blooming Melampodium leucanthum: Plains Blackfoot / Black Foot Daisy
Herb: honey-scented, white flowers with yellow eyes.

Long Blooming Penstemon baccharifolius: Baccharisleaf Beardtongue / Rock Penstemon
Tubular red flowers. One of the easiest Penstemons to grow.

Long and Winter Blooming Penstemon eatonii: Firecracker Penstemon
Herb: bright red, tubular flowers arrayed on stalk.

Winter Blooming Penstemon parryi: Parry's Beardtongue / Parry's Penstemon
Herb: dark pink to magenta, tubular flowers, with flared lobes.

Long Blooming Poliomintha maderensis: Lavender Spice / Mexican Oregano
Purple to white flowers in clusters.

Winter Blooming Rosa banksiae: Lady Banks' Rose
Vine-like shrub with large clusters of white or yellow flowers.

Long and Winter Blooming Salvia coccinea: Blood Sage / Scarlet Sage
Herb: bright red flowers.

Long and Winter Blooming Salvia greggii: Autumn Sage
Shrub: brightly colored flowers in many shades of red.

Winter Blooming Senna artemisioides: Silver Senna / Feathery Cassia
Shrub: profuse, clustered, yellow flowers.

Winter Blooming Sophora secundiflora: Mescal Bean / Texas Mountain Laurel
Tree: fragrant violet-blue flowers in drooping clusters.

Long and Winter Blooming Sphaeralcea ambigua: Desert Globemallow
Shrubby herb: Cup shaped flowers in orange, red, pink or white.

Winter Blooming Tagetes lemmonii: Lemmon's Marigold
Shrub: yellow flowers with orange centers and aromatic leaves.

Long and Winter Blooming Tecoma capensis: Cape Honeysuckle
Shrub: orange trumpet flowers in clusters.

Long and Winter Blooming Tetraneuris acaulis: Stemless Four-Nerve Daisy / Angelita Daisy
Herb: Yellow daisy-like flowers.

Long and Winter Blooming Thymophylla pentachaeta: Fiveneedle Pricklyleaf / Golden Dyssodia
Herb: yellow, daisy-like flowers.


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