Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Xeriscape List - Perennials

Perennials

Latin Name Common Name Height/Width Water Hardiness Sun Exposure Seasonality Flower Color Flower Season
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 2 ft/3 ft moderate up to 9,000 sun-part shade evergreen white spring-fall
Agastache cana Double bubble mint 3 ft/2 ft moderate up to 6,000 full sun ? pink summer-fall
Alyssoides utriculata Bladderpod 2 ft/1 ft very low up to 8,500 sun ? yellow spring
Anacyclus depressus Atlas daisy 0.5 ft/1.5 ft low up to 10,000 sun ? white spring
Antennaria rosea Pink pussytoes 1 ft/1 ft very low up to 5,000? full sun -- pink summer
Aquilegia formosa Red columbine 2 ft/2 ft moderate up to 11,000 sun-full shade -- red spring-fall
Argemone platyceras Prickly poppy 3 ft/2 ft very low hardy to 15 F sun -- white spring-summer
Artemisia ludoviciana White sage 2 ft/3 ft very low hardy to 0 F sun-part shade evergreen yellow/white summer-fall
Aurinia saxatile Basket-of-gold 1.5 ft/1 ft low-mod up to 9,000 full sun -- yellow spring
Baileya multiradiata Desert marigold 1.5 ft/1.5 ft very low up to 5,000 full sun-part shade evergreen yellow spring-fall
Berlandiera lyrata Chocolate flower 2 ft/3 ft low-mod up to 5,000 full sun -- yellow summer-fall
Calamintha grandiflora Beautiful mint 2 ft/1.5 ft moderate up to 6,000 sun-part shade   pink summer
Callirhoe involucrata Wine cup; poppy mallow 1 ft/3 ft low-mod up to 6,000 full sun -- purple summer-fall
Campanula rotundifolia Bluebells-of-Scotland 2 ft/3 ft low-mod ? full sun-full shade -- blue summer
Castilleja sp. Indian paintbrush 1.5 ft/1 ft low hardy to -30 sun -- red/orange spring
Centaurea cineraria Dusty miller 1.5 ft/2 ft moderate up to 6,000 sun-shade evergreen yellow summer
Centranthus ruber Red valerian 3 ft/2.5 ft low up to 9,000 sun-part shade -- red summer
Cerastium tomentosum Snow-in-summer 1 ft/1.5 ft low-mod up to 7,500 sun-part shade -- white summer
Coreopsis lanceolata Lanceleaf coreopsis 2 ft/2 ft moderate up to 5,500? sun -- yellow summer
Datura wrightii Sacred datura 3 ft/6 ft low up to 6,500 sun-part shade deciduous white summer
Delosperma cooperi Hardy pink ice plant 0.5/2 ft low up to 6,000 sun evergreen pink spring-fall
Delosperma nubigenum Hardy yellow ice plant 0.5 ft/1.5 ft low up to 7,500 full sun evergreen yellow spring
Digitaria californica Arizona cottontop 4 ft/5 ft very low up to 6,000 sun deciduous white fall
Echinacea purpurea Purple coneflower 3 ft/2 ft moderate up to 5,500? sun -- purple summer
Erigeron divergens Fleabane daisy 1 ft/1 .5 ft very low up to 9,000 sun-part shade -- white summer
Fragaria vesca California strawberry 0.5 ft/1 ft low up to 6,000 shade-part shade evergreen white summer?
Gaillardia aristata Blanketflower; firewheel 3 ft/3 ft moderate up to 9,000 sun -- red/yellow spring-fall
Glandularia gooddingii Goodding's verbena 1.5 ft/1.5 ft low up to 6,000 sun -part shade -- lavender summer-fall
Glandularia wrightii Wright verbena 1 ft/1.5 ft very low hardy to 0 F sun evergreen pink/rose spring-fall
Gutierrezia sarothrae Snakeweed 2 ft/2 ft very low up to 10,000 sun deciduous yellow fall
Helianthus maximiliani Maximilian sunflower 10 ft/6 ft moderate up to 8,000 sun -- yellow fall
Hemerocallis species Daylily 3 ft/2 ft low-mod up to 8,000 sun-part shade evergreen yellow/various summer
Heuchera sanguinea Coral bells; alum root 1.5 ft/1.5 ft low-high up to 9,000 sun-part shade   pink/white spring?
Iris hybrids Bearded iris; Dutch iris 2 ft/1.5 ft low up to 8,500 sun evergreen various  
Lessingia filaginifolia California aster 3 ft/5 ft very low up to 8,500 sun-part shade -- purple spring
Liatris punctata Gayfeather 2 ft/1.5 ft low up to 8,000 sun -- purple summer
Linum perenne var. lewisii Blue flax 1.5 ft/1 ft low-mod up to 9,500 sun-part shade -- blue spring
Melampodium leucanthum Blackfoot daisy 1.5 ft/1.5 ft low up to 5,000 sun-part shade evergreen white summer
Mirabilis multiflora Wild four o'clock 2 ft/4 ft very low up to 7,000 sun-part shade -- purple summer
Nepeta x faassenii Catmint 1.5 ft/3 ft low up to 6,000 sun-part shade -- purple summer
Oenothera caespitosa Tufted evening primrose 1 ft/2 ft very low up to 7,500 sun-part shade evergreen white/pink spring-fall
Oenothera missouriensis Missouri evening primrose 1 ft/2 ft low up to 8,000 sun-part shade evergreen? yellow summer
Oenothera speciosa Mexican evening primrose 1.5 ft/2 ft mod hardy to 0 F sun-shade evergreen pink summer
Penstemon ambiguus Bush penstemon 3 ft/3 ft low hardy to 15 F sun-part shade evergreen white/pink summer
Penstemon eatonii Eaton's penstemon 4 ft/3 ft very low up to 7,000? sun-part shade evergreen red spring-summer?
Penstemon palmeri Palmer penstemon 3 ft/2 ft low up to 6,000 sun-part shade -- pink spring-summer
Penstemon parryi Parry's penstemon 4 ft/3 ft very low up to 5,000 sun-part shade evergreen pink spring
Penstemon spectabilis Royal penstemon 3 ft/2 ft very low up to 7,500 sun-part shade evergreen purple spring
Penstemon thurberi Thurber penstemon 1.5 ft/1 ft low up to 5,000 sun-part shade -- lavender spring-summer
Perovskia atriplicifolia Russian sage 5 ft/4 ft low up to 8,000 sun deciduous lavender summer
Polygonum affine Himalayan fleeceflower 1 ft/3 ft low-mod up to 8,000 sun-part shade evergreen red/pink fall
Psilostrophe cooperi Paperflower 1 ft/1.5 ft low hardy to 15 F sun -- yellow spring-summer
Pulsatilla vulgaris European pasqueflower 1 ft/1 ft low-mod up to 9,500 sun-part shade -- purple spring
Ratibida columnifera Mexican hat; coneflower 2 ft/1.5 ft low up to 8,000 sun   red/yellow summer
Salvia farinacea Mealycup sage 2 ft/1.5 ft moderate hardy to ? sun deciduous blue spring-summer
Salvia officinalis Garden sage 2 ft/1.5 ft low-mod up to 9,000 sun evergreen blue fall
Sedum spectabile Showy stonecrop 2 ft/2 ft moderate up to 8,000 sun-part shade evergreen pink/red/white summer-fall
Sedum spurium Two-row stonecrop 0.5 ft/2 ft moderate up to 6,500 sun-part shade evergreen red/yellow/white summer?
Sempervivum species Hens and chicks 0.5/1 ft moderate up to 8,000 sun-part shade evergreen various summer
Senecio douglasii Threadleaf groundsel 3 ft/2.5 ft very low hardy to 0 F sun evergreen yellow spring-fall
Senecio spartioides Broom groundsel 2 ft/ 2 ft low up to 9,000 sun -- yellow summer-fall
Sisyrinchium bellum Blue-eyed grass 2 ft/2 ft very low up to 8,000 sun-part sun deciduous blue spring
Stachys coccinea Scarlet betony 3 ft/3 ft mod-high up to 8,000 sun-shade evergreen red spring-fall
Stachys lanata Lamb's ears 2 ft/3 ft low up to 8,000 sun-part shade evergreen pink summer-fall
Tanacetum densum Partridge feather 0.5 ft/1 ft low up to 6,500 sun evergreen yellow summer
Teucrium laciniatum Germander 3 ft/3 ft low up to 7,500 sun-part shade evergreen purple summer
Thymus pseudolanuginosus Woolly thyme 0.5 ft/1.5 ft low-mod up to 8,500 sun-shade evergreen pink summer
Tritoma (Kniphofia) uvaria Red hot poker 3 ft/2 ft moderate up to 7,500 sun-part shade evergreen red/yellow summer
Verbena rigida Sandpaper verbena 2 ft/ 3 ft moderate up to 4,500? sun -- purple summer
Veronica pectinata Blue woolly speedwell 0.5 ft/2 ft low up to 8,500 sun-part shade evergreen blue spring
Viguiera stenoloba Skeletonleaf goldeneye 4 ft/4 ft very low up to 6,200 sun-part shade deciduous yellow summer?
Zauschneria arizonica Hummingbird trumpet 2 ft/4 ft low up to 6,000 sun -- red fall
Zinnia acerosa Dwarf white zinnia 0.5 ft/1.5 ft very low up to 5,000 sun-part shade evergreen white spring-fall
Zinnia grandiflora Paper flower 1 ft/1 ft very low up to 6,000 sun -- yellow summer-fall
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