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Dasylirion longissimum (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

Mexican Grass Tree

Dasylirion longissimum

Smooth-edged green leaves in a fountainlike clump to about 5 ft. tall and wide. The trunk is slow to f...

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Ratibida columnifera

Mexican Hat

Ratibida columnifera

From the Great Plains of the United States. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. tall and 1 ft. wide. Flowers have droop...

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Justicia spicigera (photo courtesy of Steven A. Gunther)

Mexican Honeysuckle

Justicia spicigera

Evergreen. From Mexico and Central America. Grows to 3 ft. high and 4 ft. wide, with light green, smoo...

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Beschorneria yuccoides (photo courtesy of Debra Lee Baldwin)

Mexican Lily

Beschorneria yuccoides

This Mexican native looks like a yucca, with rosettes of 2-ft.-long, 2-in.-wide gray-green leaves that...

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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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