Desert Shrubs

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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:
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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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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