Perennial, Shrub, Almost No Water


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Ephedra viridis

Common Name: Mormon's Tea
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Very low water use, evergreen low care plant. Cone bearing plant Small white blooms. low reseeding rate.


Cowania mexicana

Common Name: Cliffrose
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6'
Mature Width: 6'
Garden Notes: Shrub with rapid growth when irrigated. This can cause the form to distort and causes a gnarled appearance. Pruning makes it an acceptable desert garden plant.

Leucophyllum frutescens

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Common Name: Texas Ranger
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 72"
Mature Width: 72"
Description:

Plant against rock wall for protection. These were grown from seed. They will be a little smaller in pots.


Garden Notes: Hardiness on these is unknown.

Ceratoides lanata

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Common Name: Winterfat
Bloom Season: Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 26"
Description:

Shrub. Wooly-white seed heads in winter. Dried flower. Shrub. Wooly-white seedheads in winter. Dried flower. A nearly no care plant, great for the rock or prairie garden


Garden Notes: Listed as a forage plant for deer,rabbits etc in winter. Mine has never been nibbled on. Not particularly showy, but it is extremely tough. Good for a small addition to a native bed.