Native to the Southwest and northern Mexico, these compact, slow-growing shrubs are highly useful and attractive in desert gardens. Most have silvery foliage and a good show of 1/2- to 1-in.-wide flowers with an open bell shape. Flowering may occur at varying times of the year, often after summer showers. Need very good drainage. Tolerate heat, wind, and alkaline soil. Use as informal or clipped hedges, massed as tall ground covers, or in mixed dry-country gardens. Unless formally hedged, plants require little pruning. Old, straggling plants can be rejuvenated by cutting close to the ground.Leucophyllum candidum
Grows 5 ft. high and wide, with small (1/2-in.), silvery leaves and a good show of 1/2- to 1-in.-wide, deep purple flowers with an open bell shape.
Grows 3 ft. tall and wide, with gray-green, slightly cupped leaves and light blue flowers.
Dense grower to 5 ft. high and wide, with bright green leaves and lavender flowers.
Grows 5 ft. high and wide, with small (1/2-in.), silvery leaves and a good show of 1/2- to 1-in.-wide,...