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Choisya ternata (photo courtesy of Linda Lamb Peters)

Mexican Orange

Choisya ternata

Mexican native hardy to 15°F/°9°C. Fast growing to 6–8 ft. tall and wide. Lustrous, ...

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Poliomintha maderensis (photo courtesy of Rob Cardillo)

Mexican Oregano

Poliomintha maderensis

Native to eastern Mexico. Habit varies from somewhat cascading to upright; reaches about 3 ft. tall an...

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Mexican Piñon Pine

Pinus cembroides

Native from Arizona to Baja California and Northern Mexico. Slow grower to 10–25 ft. tall and ne...

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Argemone mexicana (photo courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)

Mexican Poppy

Argemone mexicana

Annual, native to the West Indies and probably Central America and Florida; naturalized in the Southwe...

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Mexican Redbud

Cercis canadensis mexicana

Includes plants from many sources in Mexico. Most widely distributed is a single-trunked form to 15 ft...

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Salvia mexicana

Mexican Sage

Salvia mexicana

Shrubby perennial, from central Mexico. Robust, erect growth to 10 ft. or taller and 3–5 ft. wid...

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Tithonia rotundifolia

Mexican Sunflower

Tithonia rotundifolia

Husky, rather coarse plant with velvety green leaves and spectacular gaudy flowers; native from Mexico...

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Hunnemannia fumariifolia

Mexican Tulip Poppy

Hunnemannia fumariifolia

This Mexican native related to California poppy (Eschscholzia) is a bushy, open grower to 2&n...

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Otataea acuminata aztecorum (photo courtesy of Doreen L. Wynja)

Mexican Weeping Bamboo

Otataea acuminata aztecorum

Long, narrow leaves give thees plants a lacy look. Foliage masses bend nearly to the ground. Cont...

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Meyer Zoysia

Zoysia japonica ‘Meyer’

Resembles bluegrass (Poa). Turns brown earliest in winter, turns green latest in spring. New ...

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Reseda odorata

Mignonette

Reseda odorata

Native to North Africa. Grows 1–1 1/2 ft. tall and wide; rather sprawling. Light green leaves. N...

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Milkbush

Euphorbia tirucalli

From tropical eastern Africa. Grown for its striking pattern of silhouette or shadow. Fast growing to ...

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