Desert Shrubs

Share native plant sightings, info about plants that grow in the Death Valley area, or ask questions about wild desert plants here.

Re: Desert Shrubs

Postby pdm » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:19 am

Mojave Desert Sage (Salvia dorrii)
It's evergreen and is supposed to only grow to 3 ft by 3 ft, but the one in this pic is much larger:
Image
MORE INFO: https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/98058/
User avatar
pdm
Cantankerous Mule
 
Posts: 202
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:35 am
Location: Panamint Dunes Monster

Re: Desert Shrubs

Postby shotgunmary » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:34 am

What I need are some nice shrubs that won't die a few months after I plant them. I don't like oleanders or Texas rangers and that's all I seem to see most of the time. All I'm asking for is something attractive and not generic that will survive!
User avatar
shotgunmary
Fleabitten Varmint
 
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:08 am
Location: The Front Porch

Re: Desert Shrubs

Postby wildrose » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:02 am

Drought tolerant California lilac with amazing Blue flowers
Not sure if this one can handle the desert heat, but it might be worth a try.
User avatar
wildrose
Prehistoric Fossil
 
Posts: 1400
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:41 pm
Location: middle of nowhere

Re: Desert Shrubs

Postby panamint_patty » Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:48 am

Katie Ruellia Plants Are Great For Small Areas
This is a nice small shrub with pretty flowers!
User avatar
panamint_patty
Prehistoric Fossil
 
Posts: 1204
Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:23 pm
Location: T-Town

Re: Desert Shrubs

Postby rainbow » Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:48 pm

panamint_patty: I have a friend who has a bunch of ruellias in her backyard. She usually calls them wild petunias. I love the purple flowers!
:thumb:
User avatar
rainbow
Fleabitten Varmint
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:50 pm
Location: Way Up High In The Sky

Re: Desert Shrubs

Postby CoolChick » Wed Nov 02, 2022 7:47 am

Harvesting Salvia Pachyphylla seeds
This guy shares a tip about collecting seeds from this shrub in the mint family.
User avatar
CoolChick
Cantankerous Mule
 
Posts: 323
Joined: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:09 am
Location: The Chicken Ranch

Previous

Return to Native Plants Information

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 27 guests

cron