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Red Yucca
Superstition Mallow
Claret Cup, Hedgehog Cactus
Red Yucca

Common name:Red Yucca
Botanical name:Hesperaloe parviflora

Upright rosettes grow quickly to 3' x 5' wide. Spectacular accent for desert landscape. Leaves are dark green and strap-like. Coral red flower spikes emerge in spring & remain on plant till end of summer. Tolerates tough conditions including reflected heat and frost. Attracts humingbirds. Native to western Texas and northeastern Mexico.

Superstition Mallow

Common name:Superstition Mallow
Botanical name:Abutilon palmeri

Herbaceous shrub with velvety, heart-shaped leaves. Grows quickly to 4' x 3'. Good for subtropical effect. Plant it next to a patio to enjoy soft texture. Takes full sun or partial shade. Cup-shaped, apricot-colored blooms on and off during warm months.

Claret Cup, Hedgehog Cactus

Common name:Claret Cup, Hedgehog Cactus
Botanical name:Echinocereus triglochidiatus

A 1' to 3' cluster of green spiney pickels, this cactus can be found on hillsides amoung low growing vegetation. Outstanding orange to orange-red waxy flowers appear during early spring. Native to both the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

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Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Water Saving Tip:

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Ask at your local nursery for the types of plants that have minimal watering needs.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.