Plant list for Southeastern Arizona
Coleus --- Bright variegated leaves in red/green/purple/white etc. Needs shade. Also a good houseplant
Larkspur --- Tall purple spikes in spring. Plant December through February
Marigolds --- Heat & Drought tollerant
Petunias --- Often blooms through the summer and winter!
Sweet Peas ---This old fashioned favorite grows in Winter and Spring
ToadFlax --- "mini snapragons" Sometimes bloom in spring with only rain water.
Zinnias --- Heat & Drought tollerant
Butterfly Bush --- Fragrant flower spikes come in many colors. Likes some shade.
Bird of Paridise --- Yellow is Locally Native. Red dies to the ground each winter but usually returns.
Columbine --- Prefers some shade. Not just yellow anymore.
Sage --- Texas Sage, Autumn sage, Cleveland Sage. Drought hardy, flowering shrubs.
Snapdragons --- Supprising tough and drought hardy. Plant in fall or spring.
Hollyhocks --- Tall Spring display. Easy from seeds if planted in fall.
Honeysuckle --- My favorite fragrant vine!
Penstemon ---Those tall red bell- flowers from the mountains. Also in pink and Fuchsia.
Bulbs (refer to Bulbs for the Southwest for more info)
Amaryllis --- Actually hardy through the winter. Spring Blooming
Canna Lilies --- Wonderful display of foliage and flowers
Daffodils & Paperwhites --- A little shade is best.
Dahlias --- Survive the summer and thrive in fall.
Gladiolus --- Plant in Succession for constant flowers. Blooms 80 days after planting
Iris --- Bearded Iris and Dutch Iris both do well here.
Lycoris Radiata --- Red Spider Lilies. Bloom in Fall, hard to kill.
Rain Lilies --- Small flowers bloom constantly in summer and survive neglect and drought.
Arizona Cypress --- Native with medium growth rate. There's a big one at EAC
Aleppo Pine --- Big and spreading--can be found in the park across from Graham County Courthouse.
Cedrus Doedara --- Looks like a Spruce---can be found at the OLD safford library.
Citrus --- Avoid most types except in protected areas. kumquats have survived for me against the house.
Chilean Mesquite ---Fast growing, no thorns. Small trees not always hardy.
Crape Myrtle --- Small flowering tree, covered with fluffy flowers. Red, purple, pink, white.
Desert Willow --- Constant Summer Flowers. Pink and Purple Varieties
Eldarica Pine --- Tall Strait, good for fence windbreaks
Eucalyptus --- FAST! Silver Dollar and Coolibah are most hardy.
Live Oak --- This Southern Oak is supprisingly drought hardy.
Mimosa --- Pink puffy flowers. Look like African Savanna Trees.
Mulberry --- They're everywhere
PaloVerde --- Green bark, yellow flowers. Thornless kinds sometimes available.
Pecans --- Good luck finding them. Cactus Nursery sometimes has them. I have small ones growing.
Pomegranate --- Beautiful Flowers. Fuitful and non fruiting kinds. Nice hedge or privacy screen to 15 ft.
Poplar --- Best kept away from water lines
Willow --- Standard, Ball, and Weaping types are commonly available. Best kept away from water lines
Cactus and Succulants ---there are too many to list!