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    Desert Flowers

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    Desert plant Baileya (Desert Marigold) or Baileya multridiata
    Nice looking annual with yellow flowers. Stems are long and showy. They like full sun and akaline soil. Very low maintenance plant. Excellent for that southwestern style xeriscaping look. Very drought tolerant flower. Native New Mexican plant.

    California Poppy or
    Eschscholzia california Usually yellow or orange yellow and like full sun. Loves sandy soil but is drought resistant. Will bloom almost all spring and summer. About 6 inches. Grows well throughout New Mexico and West Texas. Dark green foilage will grow much more with frequent watering.

    Carnation or Dianthus caryphyllus et al.
    This Desert perennial is with red, pink, white and yellow flowers. Likes full sun or even partial shade and ample water with rich soil. Good fragrance and about 1ft. tall. Loves lower elevations of New Mexico and western Texas.

    Bear's Breech or Acanthus Mollis
    A very broad leafed plant. Hugh flowers with dark green foilage. Does NOT like direct summer sunlight. Plant underneath a good shade tree. Grows to about 3 ft. and wide. Can grow in the lower elevations of New Mexico with shade. Not very cold hardy, but can be cut back then will grow back.

    Mexican Primrose or Oenothera berlandieri
    Extremely vigorous fast growing ground cover. Pinkish flowers that do well in full sun. They re-seed themselves year after year. You have to be careful with these flowers because they can become invasive.

    Chrysanthemum or Chrysanthemum morifolium
    A vast color range including red, yellow, purple and almost everything in between. Slow growing plant and blooms in late summer or early fall. These flowers like full sun, water and OUR attention. Can grow up to 1ft. in height... More information about MUMS

    Columbine or Aguilegia caerulea
    A good native plant with a colorfull combination of petals. Like some sun but does better in partial shade. Flowers are very delicate and likes moist soil.

    Coneflower (Mexican Hat) or Ratibida columnifera
    These desert flowers can grow up to 2ft. tall. The flower resembles a "Mexican Hat". Color is brownish or rusty red and yellow tips. Very drought tolerant likes full sun or partial shade.

    Daylilly or Hemercoallis spp.
    Daylilies are evergreens. Can be used as good ground cover. Colors are usually orange and can grow up to 3ft. in length. They like full sun and moderate watering.

    Hollyhock or Alcea rosea
    These plants can grow up to 8ft. tall. Can take full sun or partial shade and well manured soil. Moderate watering and fast growing. Numerous colors for your landscape. They come in pink, white, red and other colors.

     

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