Xeric Plants

 Listed below are our perrenials. Bontanical names listed in Blue are links to their pictures. If there is no line under the name, there is no picture.

 

Botanical Name

Common Name

Height

Width

Flower Color

Zones

ACER GINNALA ‘FLAME’

Maple, Flame Amur

15-20 ft.

15-20 ft.

NA

2-8

AGAVE NEOMEXICANA

Agave – New Mexican

18-24 in.

24-30 in.

Yellow

6

ANDROPOGON GERARDII

Big Bluestem Grass

6′

6′

NA

4

AQUILEGIA ‘TEQUILA SUNRISE’

Columbine, Tequila Sunrise

18-28 in.

12-18 in.

Yw & Orange

4-9

ARTEMISIA FRIGIDA

Sage, Fringed

6-18 in.

2-3 ft.

yellow

4

ARTEMISIA LUD. ‘SILVER KING’

Sage, Silver King Prairie

 

24-36 in.

White

3-7

ARTEMISIA ‘POWIS CASTLE’

Artemisia, Powis Castle

2-3 ft.

6 ft.

NA

5

ARTEMISIA S. ‘SILVER MOUND’

Silver Mound

12 in.

12 in.

NA

3-8

ARTEMISIA TRIDENTATA

Sagebrush, Big

3-12 ft.

3-6 ft.

NA

3

ATRIPLEX CANESCENS

4 – Wing Salt Bush

3-6 ft.

4-8 ft.

yellow

4

BACCHARIS ‘STARN’ THOMPSON®

Desert Broom, Starn

4 ft.

6 ft.

NA

NA

BERBERIS HAEMATOCARPA

Algerita

6-8 ft.

6-8 ft.

yellow

5

BERLANDIERA LYRATA

Chocolate Flower

12-18 in

12-18 in

Yellow

6-10

BOUTELOUA GRACILIS

Blue Grama Grass

8-18 in

8-12 in.

NA

4-10

CAESALPINIA GILLIESII

Bird-of-Paradise, Desert

5-10 ft.

4-6 ft.

yellow w/red

8-11

CASSIA NEMOPHILA

Cassia, Desert

6 ft.

6 ft.

yellow

9-11

CERCIS MEXICANA

Redbud, Mexican

12-15′

6-10′

Purple

4-9

CHILOPSIS L. ‘ARTS SEEDLESS®

Desert Willow, Art’s Seedless

Ht. 10-25′

15-20′

Purple

7-9

CHILOPSIS L. ‘BUBBA’

Desert Willow, Bubba

25 ft.

25 ft.

lavender

7

CHILOPSIS L. ‘BURGUNDY’

Desert Willow, Burgundy

15-20′

15-20′

Burgundy

5

CHILOPSIS L. ‘LOIS ADAMS’

Desert Willow, L Adams Sdls

Ht. 10-25′

15-20′

Purple

7-9

CHILOPSIS LINEARIS

Desert Willow

8-20′

10-15′

Lavender

7-9

CHITALPA ‘PINK DAWN’ – MULTI

Chitalpa – Multi-trunk

20-30 ft

20-30 ft.

Pink

6-8

CHRYSACTINIA MEXICANA

Damianita

1-2 ft.

2 ft.

yellow

5

CHRYSOTHAMNUS NAUSEOSUS

Rabbitbrush/Chamisa

6 ft.

6 ft.

yellow

3

CUPRESSOCYPARIS LEYLANDII

Cypress, Leyland

15-20′

6-10′

NA

3-24

CUPRESSUS ARIZ. ‘BLUE ICE’

Cypress, Blue Ice

20-25 ft.

10-12 ft.

NA

7-9

CUPRESSUS ‘RAYWOODS WEEPING’

Cypress, Raywood’s Weeping

20 ft.

10ft.

NA

4

CUPRESSUS SEMP. ‘GLAUCA’

Cypress, Italian

40-60′

8-15′

NA

7-9

DALEA F. ‘SIERRA NEGRA’®

Dalea, Sierra Negra

4 ft.

5-6 ft.

rose-purple

7

DASYLIRION WHEELERI

Sotol

3-6 ft.

5 ft.

creamy white

5

DELOSPERMA BRUNNTHALERI

Iceplant, Yellow Everblooming

4 in

2-3 ft.

Golden yellow

5

DELOSPERMA DYERI ‘PSDOLD’

Iceplant, Red Mountain®

2 in.

15-20 in.

Glowing red

5-8

DELOSPERMA ‘JOHN PROFFITT’

Iceplant, Table Mountain®

2 in.

18 in

Fuchsia

4-9

ECHINOCACTUS GRUSONII

Cactus, Golden Barrel

2-3 ft.

2 ft.

Yellow

8

ECHINOCEREUS STRAMINEUS

Strawberry, Hegehog

12 in.

18 in.

Red

6

ECHINOCEREUS STRAMINEUS LRG

Strawberry, Hegehog

12 in.

18 in.

Red

6

ECHINOCEREUS TRIGLOCHIDIATUSLG

Cactus, Claret Cup Hedgehog

24 in.

30 in.

 Orange or Red

6

ERICAMERIA LARICIFOLIA

Turpentine Bush

2-4 ftl

3-4 ft

yellow

5

FALLUGIA PARADOXA

Apache Plume

4-6 ft.

4-6 ft.

white

6-8

FEROCACTUS WISLIZENII

Cactus, Fishhook Barrel

3 ft.

2 ft.

Yellow to Orange

7

FORESTIERA NEOMEXICANA

Privet, New Mexico

10-18 ft

10-15 ft

NA

4

FOUQUERIA SPLENDENS

Ocotillo

18 ft.

10 ft.

Red.

5

FRAXINUS VELUT. ‘BERRINDA’

Ash, Berrinda

40-50 ft.

40 ft.

NA

5

FRAXINUS VELUT. ‘BONITA’

Ash, Bonita

30-35 ft.

30-35 ft.

NA

6

FRAXINUS VELUT. ‘MODESTO’

Ash, Modesto

50 ft.

30 ft.

NA

6

FRAXINUS VELUTINA

Ash, Arizona

40 ft

30-40 ft.

NA

6

GAILL ‘ORANGES & LEMON PP17092

Blanketflower, Oranges & Lemon

8-24 in.

15-18 in.

Orange & Yellow

5-9

GAILLARDIA GRAN. ‘ARIZONA SUN’

Blanketflower, Arizona Sun

16-18 in.

10-12 in.

Red w/Or &Yw

 3-10

GAILLARDIA GRAN. ‘BURGUNDY’

Blanketflower, Burgundy

18-36 in.

12-18 in.

Burgandy

3-9

HELIANTHUS MAXIMILIANII

Sunflower, Maximillian

6-10 ft.

3-6 ft.

yellow

5

HESPERALOE PARVIFLORA

Yucca, Red

3-4 ft.

4-6 ft.

pink-red

6-11

HESPERALOE PARVIFLORA ‘YELLOW’

Yucca, Yellow

3-4 ft.

4-6 ft.

yellow

7-11

ILEX VOM. ‘PRIDE OF HOUSTON’

Holly, Pride-Houston Yaupon

15 – 20 ft.

10 – 15 ft.

NA

7-10

JUNIPERUS SCOPULORUM

Juniper, Rocky Mountain

20-30 ft.

8-12 ft.

NA

4

LEUCOPHYLLUM ‘BRAVE RIVER’

Sage, Brave River Texas

5 ft.

 5 ft.

blue-purple

8

LEUCOPHYLLUM FRUT. ‘COMPACTA’

Sage, Compact Texas

5 ft.

5 ft.

pink

8-9

LEUCOPHYLLUM LAEVIGATUM

Sage, Chihuahuan

4 ft

5 ft.

lavender

8-9

LINUM PERRENE

Flax, Blue

18″  12″ blue  5-9

MUHLENBERGIA CAP. ‘LENCA’

Deergrass, Pink Cloud

3 ft.

3 ft.

Pink

7-9

MUHLENBERGIA LINDHEIMERI

Deergrass, Fall Splendor

5 ft.

5 ft.

Creamy yellow

7-10

MUHLENBERGIA RIGENS

Deergrass, Rigens

3 ft.

3 ft.

Straw Yellow

7-9

NERIUM OLE. ‘HARDY PINK’

Oleander, Hardy Pink

6-12 ft.

6-12 ft.

salmon pink

8-10

NERIUM OLE. ‘HARDY RED’

Oleander, Hardy Red

6-12 ft.

6-12 ft.

red

8-10

NERIUM OLE. ‘HARDY YELLOW’

Oleander, Hardy Yellow

6-8 ft.

6-7 ft.

pale yellow

 8-10

NOLINA MICROCARPA

Beargrass

3-6 ft.

8-10 ft.

greenish-white

5.

PENSTEMON BARB. COCCINEUS

Penstemon, Scarlet Bugler

2-3 ft.

 2-3 ft.

Scarlet

3-8

PENSTEMON PIN. ‘MERSEA YELLOW

Penstemon, Mersea Yellow

6-15 in.

10-15 in.

Yellow

4-10

PENSTEMON PINIFOLIUS

Penstemon, Pineleaf

6-15 in.

10-15 in.

Coral Red

4-10

PENSTEMON STRICTUS

Penstemon, Rocky Mountain

18-24 in.

12-18 in.

Deep Blue

4-9

PEROVSKIA ATRIPLICIFOLIA

Sage, Russian

3-4 ft.

3-4 ft.

lavender-blue

5-9

PEROVSKIA FILIGRAN

Sage, Compact Russian

3 ft.

3 ft.

lavender-blue

4-9

PEROVSKIA LONGIN

Sage, Long Bloom Russian

3-4 ft.

3 ft.

lavender-blue

4-9

PISTACIA CHINENSIS

Pistache, Chinese

30-50 ft.

25-45 ft.

NA

6-9

PLATANUS WRIGHTII

Sycamore, Arizona

80 ft.

40-60 ft.

NA

5

POPULUS ACUMINATA

Cottonwood, Lanceleaf

45-60 ft.

20-30 ft.

NA

3

POPULUS FREMONTII

Cottonwood, Western

50-60 ft.

40-50 ft.

NA

5

POPULUS SIMONII

Cottonwood, Santa Fe

35 ft.

25 ft.

NA

4-7

POPULUS WISLIZENII

Cottonwood, Valley

90-100 ft.

40-50 ft.

NA

5

POTENTILLA ‘ABBOTSWOOD’

Cinquefoil, Abbotswood

2-3 ft.

2-3 ft.

white

2-7

POTENTILLA ‘GOLD DROP’

Cinquefoil, Gold Drop

2-3 ft.

2-3 ft.

yellow

2-7

POTENTILLA ‘GOLD FINGER’

Cinquefoil, Gold Finger

3 ft.

3-4 ft.

br yellow

2-7

POTENTILLA ‘GOLD STAR’

Cinquefoil, Gold Star

3 ft.

24-30 in.

yellow-gold

4-6

POTENTILLA ‘JACKMANII’

Cinquefoil, Jackmanii

4-5 ft.

3-4 ft.

br yellow

3-8

PROSOPIS GLANDULOSA

Mesquite, Texas Honey

10-30 ft.

20-30 ft.

NA

7

PROSOPIS GLANDULOSA ‘MAVERICK’

Mesquite, Spineless TX Honey

10-30 ft.

20-30 ft.

NA

7

PRUNUS BESSEYI

Sand Cherry, Western

4-6 ft.

4-6 ft.

white

3-6

QUERCUS GAMBELII

Oak, Gambel

8-20 ft

6-12 ft.

NA

3-8

RATIBIDA COLUMNIFERA

Mexican Hat

1-2 ft.

8-18 in.

yw or brownish

4-8

RATIBIDA ‘RED MIDGET’

Mexican Hat, Red Midget

15 in

 15-18 in.

Yw-edged red

3-11

RHUS AROMATICA ‘GRO-LOW’

Sumac, Gro-Low

2-3 ft.

6-8 ft.

yellow

4-9

RHUS TRILOBATA

Sumac, 3-Leaf

3-6 ft

3-6′

yellow

4-9

RIBES AUREUM

Currant, Golden

3-6 ft.

5-6 ft.

yellow

2-6

RUDBECKIA ‘CHERRY BRANDY’

Black-eye Susan, Cherry Brandy

24 in.

 12 in.

Red

3-9

RUDBECKIA ‘DENVER DAISY’

Black-eye Susan, Denver Daisy

18-24 in.

 12-18 in.

Yellow

3-10

SALIX MAT. UMB. ‘NAVAJO

Willow, Navajo Globe

40-60 ft.

30-50 ft.

NA

5-8

SALVIA CHAMAEDRYOIDES

Sage, Blue

2-3 ft.

2-3 ft.

very blue

8

SALVIA CLEVELANDII

Sage, Chaparral

2-4 ft.

2-4 ft.

blue to purple

7-10

SALVIA DARCYI ‘PSCARL’ ®

Sage, Mexican ‘Vermillion Bluf

35-40 in.

20-30 in

Red spires

5b-10

SALVIA GREGGII ‘FURMANS RED’

Sage, Furman Red

18-24 in.

12-24 in.

scarlet

5-10

SALVIA GREGGII ‘WILD THING’

Sage, Wild Thing Cherry

24-36 in.

 18-24 in.

hot pink

5

SAMBUCUS MEXICANA

Elder, Mexican

6-25 ft.

6-25 ft.

White

6-10

SCHIZACHYRIUM SCOP ‘BLAZE’

Little Bluestem Grass ‘Blaze’

2-5 ft.

10-12 ft.

bright red

4-9

SEDUM ‘AUTUMN JOY’

Sedum, Autumn Joy

18-24 in.

18-24 in

copper pink

4-11

SEDUM ‘INDIAN CHIEF’

Sedum, Indian Chief

18-24 in

18-24 in.

rust-red

4-11

SOLIDAGO ‘GOLDEN BABY’

Goldenrod, Golden Baby

20 in.

20 in.

golden

4-8

SOPHORA SECUNDIFLORA

Laurel, Texas Mountain

20-30 ft.

20-25 ft.

Violet-blue

 8

SPARTIUM JUNCEUM

Broom, Spanish

6-10 ft.

6-10 ft.

Ylellow

5-10

TRACHYCARPUS FORTUNII

Palm, Windmill

5-35′

5′

NA

7

VAUQUELINIA CALIFORNICA

Rosewood, Arizona

5-25 ft.

5-15 ft.

white

6-10

VERBENA ‘HOMESTEAD PURPLE’

Verbena, Homestead Purple

8-10 in.

2-3 ft.

Purple clusters

6-10

VERBENA PERUVIANA ‘PINK’

Verbena, Pink

1-2 ft.

3-4 ft.

Delicate pink

8-10

VERONI ‘ROYAL CANDLES’ PP18932

Veronica, Royal Candles

6-8 in

12-18 in

violet-blue

4-9

VERONICA ‘RED FOX’

Veronica, Red Fox

15-24 in.

15-24 in.

Red to Pink

4-9

VITEX AGNUS-CASTUS

Vitex

15-25 ft

15-25 ft.

NA

6-9

WASHINGTONIA ROBUSTA

Palm, Mexican Fan

75-100 ft.

10-12 in.

NA

7

YUCCA BACCATA

Yucca, Datil

3-4 ft

3-4 ft.

White

5

YUCCA ELATA

Yucca, Soaptree

6-20 ft

8-10 ft.

White

7-24

YUCCA FAXONIANA

Spanish Dagger BR

12-15 ft

8-10 ft

White

7

YUCCA FILAMENTOSA

Yucca, Adam’s Needle

2-3 ft.

2-3 ft.

White

10-May

YUCCA GLAUCA

Yucca, Great Plains

2 ft

3 ft.

White

3

YUCCA PALLIDA

Yucca, Pallida

6′

2 1/2′

White

7

YUCCA RECURVIFOLIA ‘PENDULA’

Yucca, Pendula

6-10 ft

6-8 ft.

White

7-10

YUCCA ROSTRATA

Yucca, Beaked

4-10 ft.

 

White

4-10

Xeric Plants Grown in New Mexico

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