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Ironwood Seating Area
Desert Marigold
Globe Mallow Louis Hamilton
Parry's Penstemon
Desert Marigold

Common name: Desert Marigold
Botanical name: Baileya multiradiata

Fast growing perennial reaches 1' x 1'. Soft silvery gray leaves. Bright yellow daisy like flowers appear year round. This undemanding plant reseeds easily. Accepts reflected sun. Be careful not to overwater. Native to southwest U.S. and northern Mexico.

Globe Mallow Louis Hamilton

Common name: Globe Mallow Louis Hamilton
Botanical name: Sphaeralcea ambigua 'Louis Hamilton'

This perennial will grow 4' x 3' . It has small, leathery gray leaves with rich, red-orange flowers that bloom in the spring.

Parry's Penstemon

Common name: Parry's Penstemon
Botanical name: Penstemon parryi

This perennial grows at a moderate rate to 1-1/2' x 1-1/2'. Blue-green leaves form a rosette at the base of the plant. Hot pink flowers appear on spike in the spring. Reseeds easily. Accepts full sun or partial shade. Plant in fall for spring flowers. Attracts hummingbirds. Tender perennial at higher elevations. Native to southern Arizona and Sonora.

Designer: Carol Stuttard, Homeowner

Ironwood Seating Area

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Mulching and adding compost to soil can minimize evaporation and help soil absorb and store water.