More Xeriscape Plants for Phoenix Desert Gardens

If you’ve got a bare spot in your desert landscape that’s begging for a new plant, here are some excellent plants that we’ve just added to our growing plant database.  These low-water xeriscape plants do well in our Greater Phoenix summers and, except for the Apache Plume, start blooming in the winter.

Gopher PlantGopher Plant (Euphorbia rigida) – A fun succulent with gray-green foliage and chartreuse bracts, the Gopher Plant looks great planted in a mass.  Plus, it’s a somewhat rare winter bloomer!  (Photo courtesy of the Coachella Valley Water District.)



Apache PlumeApache Plume (Fallugia paradoxa) – Named for its likeness to an Indian headress, the Apache Plume first produces white flowers in the spring, followed by pink plumes throughout the summer. (Photo courtesy of




Gray Ice PlantGray Ice Plant (Malephora crocea) – This somewhat unusual ice plant features gray-green foliage topped by striking orange to red blooms.  (Photo courtesy of




Trailing RosemaryTrailing Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) – Put sun-loving Trailing Rosemary near an entry where you can appreciate its aromatic fragrance, its tiny periwinkle blooms on dark green foliage, and its use in cooking.  (Photo courtesy of Mountain Valley Growers.)




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