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Long Blooming Plants for Hot, Dry Climates
Months in Bloom in
USDA Zone 9a at 2500' elevation

Gardening in Tucson, Phoenix

Arizona and California

Long Blooming Plants for Hot, Dry Climates

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FOOD PLANTS
Culinary Herbs
Fruit, Berries, Nuts
Peppers, Chilies
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Vegetable Calendar Zone 9

ORNAMENTALS
Grasses
Ground Cover
Perennials
Shrubs
Succulents
Trees and Palms
Vines

SPECIALTY GARDENS
Butterfly Garden
Erosion Control
Fragrance Garden
Hedges, Barriers, Screens
Hummingbird Garden
Long Blooming
Winter-Blooming

GARDENING TIPS
Dealing with Critters
Digging Holes for Plants
Fruit: Selection, Cultivation
Garden Bed: Sterilizing
Landscaping
Microclimates
Plant Placement
Selecting Plants
Soil Prep for Vegetables
USDA Hardiness Zones
Planting, Watering, Shrubs, Trees

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Latest update: April, 2022


Months in Bloom in USDA Zone 9a at 2500' elevation
   JanFM AMJJA SONDec
Acacia farnesiana:
  
Sweet Acacia
 
Aloysia gratissima:
  
Whitebrush
 
Antigonon leptopus:
  
Coral Vine
 
Asclepias linaria:
  
Pineneedle Milkweed
 
Asclepias subulata:
  
Desert Milkweed
 
Asclepias tuberosa:
  
Butterfly Milkweed
 
Baileya multiradiata:
  
Desert Marigold
 
Berlandiera lyrata:
  
Chocolate Flower
 
Buddleja marrubiifolia:
  
Woolly Butterfly Bush
 
Callaeum macropterum:
  
Yellow Orchid Vine
 
Calliandra californica:
  
Baja Fairy Duster
 
Chilopsis linearis:
  
Desert Willow
 
Conoclinium greggii:
  
Gregg's Mistflower
 
Cordia parvifolia:
  
Little Leaf Cordia
 
Dalea frutescens:
  
Black Dalea
 
Dalea pulchra:
  
Indigo Bush
 
Encelia farinosa:
  
Brittlebush
 
Epilobium canum:
  
Hummingbird Trumpet
 
Erigeron divergens:
  
Spreading Fleabane
 
Euphorbia lomelii:
  
Slipper Plant
 
Gaura lindheimeri:
  
Gaura
 
Glandularia gooddingii:
  
Southwestern Mock Vervain
 
Hesperaloe parviflora:
  
Red Yucca
 
Hyptis emoryi:
  
Desert Lavender
 
Justicia californica:
  
Chuparosa
 
Justicia spicigera:
  
Mexican Honeysuckle
 
Lantana camara:
  
Lantana
 
Larrea tridentata:
  
Creosote Bush
 
Melampodium leucanthum:
  
Black Foot Daisy
 
Penstemon baccharifolius:
  
Rock Penstemon
 
Penstemon eatonii:
  
Firecracker Penstemon
 
Perovskia atriplicifolia:
  
Russian Sage
 
Ruellia peninsularis:
  
Desert Ruellia
 
Salvia clevelandii:
  
Cleveland Sage
 
Salvia coccinea:
  
Scarlet Sage
 
Salvia farinacea:
  
Mealycup Sage
 
Salvia greggii:
  
Autumn Sage
 
Salvia x jamensis:
  
Salvia 'Hot Lips'
 
Sphaeralcea ambigua:
  
Desert Globemallow
 
Tecoma stans angustata:
  
Yellow Bells
 
Tetraneuris acaulis:
  
Angelita Daisy
 
Thymophylla pentachaeta:
  
Golden Dyssodia
 
Verbena rigida:
  
Slender Vervain
 


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