Hardy plants laugh off heat and drought
Flame Acanthus (Shrub) (Aniscicanthus Guardifidus Var.) is a hummingbird-attracting native that defies heat and drought./ ATTRACTS: Hummingbirds and Goldfinch. GREETS THE 1ST HUMMINGBIRDS! Plant with Red Maple Tree which also attracts Goldfinch. Important during migration of the Hummingbirds. TIP:Snip spent flowers to keep blooming till November.
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Mexican oregano (Poliomintha longiflora), one of my favorite plants for sun, has minty leaves and tubular, lavender flowers throughout spring and summer. It’ll also grow in part sun, though it won’t get as full or flower quite as much.
Copper canyon daisy
tagetes lemonii, Once Copper Canyon daisy takes hold in the garden, it requires little water and no fertilizer. Commonly, Copper Canyon daisy blooms in both spring and fall. The main flowering period, however, is in late fall. Tagetes lemmonii also is known as Mt. Lemmon marigold, mountain marigold, and Mexican bush marigold.
F. & K Euphorbia rigida Form: mounding perennial shrub Seasonality: evergreen Size: 2ft, spread 3ft Leaves: narrow pointed leaves, 1 1/2in long, gray- or blue-green Flowers: rounded flower clusters in late winter and spring; yellow at first aging to green or tan Fruit: seed Stems/Trunks: stems die back after flowering Range/Origin: South Africa, Mediterranean Hardiness: 20°F