Deciduous, Evergreen, Shrubs
Extremely useful and attractive desert shrubs from the southwestern states and northern Mexico. All have finely divided foliage and clusters of small sweet pea–shaped flowers. The taller shrub types should be cut back by half during their first 3 or 4 years to encourage dense growth. Overwatering or summer drought can result in partial leaf drop.Dalea frutescens
Mounded growth to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. across, with silvery green, lacy foliage. Purple flower clusters appear from fall to spring.
Has a mounding habit to 1 1/2 ft. high and 6 ft. wide. Pearl gray foliage and clusters of lavender to purple flowers in spring and early summer. Good desert groundcover.
White flowers. Terminal growth is sometimes distorted by fasciation (growths resembling cockscombs).
Native to Central Europe and Asia Minor. Grows to 3 ft. tall and spreads by underground stems of 2 ft....
These resemble forget-me-nots (Myosotis) but typically have deeper blue, somewhat larger (1/2...