It can be difficult to choose landscaping in desert regions of southwestern states such as Arizona, Nevada, and California. It may be tempting to landscape exclusively with cacti, but every once in a while, it is nice to have some flowering plants included in your desert garden. There are several types of beautiful flowering plants that can be included in your home’s landscaping, even in the warmest of climates. Let’s look at just a few of our beautiful desert flowers:
Four O'Clock - Mirabilis multiflora
These beautiful ground cover flowers can brighten up any yard’s landscaping. These fragrant flowers are well suited to desert climates and bloom April through September.
Goodding Verbena - Glandularia gooddingii
These pink-purple flowers bloom from April to June and are another lovely type of ground cover. They are well-suited to the southwestern region, though they do require slightly more moisture than some of their fellow desert flowers.
Globe Mallow - Sphaeralcea ambigua
These beautiful orange blossoms are sure to make you smile. This hardy plant is well adapted to drought regions and blooms February through November. It will look gorgeous in any home’s landscaping!
Snakeweed - Gutierrezia sarothrae
These beautiful yellow flowers are a fantastic plant for your desert garden. This plant is both beautiful and medicinal - this herb got its name from the fact that it used to be used as a treatment for snake bites.
Native Fleabane - Erigeron divergens
These cheerful looking little flowers bloom March through November. This plant is a medicinal herb and was also considered a good luck charm by the Kiowa people.
Pinto Beardtongue - Penstemon bicolor
These lovely pink flowers are native to California, Arizona, and Nevada. Beardtongue flowers get their name because they resemble an open mouth with a fuzzy tongue sticking out of it.
Skyrocket - Ipomopsis arizonica
If you love red flowers, you will enjoy these gorgeous skyrockets. This plant does well in rocky, desert places and is native to the sky islands of the Mojave desert.
Red Bird of Paradise - Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Although these beautiful flowers require a bit more water than other desert flowers, the Red Bird of Paradise is hard to ignore with its breathtaking red, orange, and yellow blossoms. This could make a lovely signature flower for your home’s desert garden landscaping.
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Images taken from Wikipedia and wildflower.org