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Greg Rubin's Top Plant Recommendation: Favorite California Native Desert Garden Plants.

 Greg Rubin

Desert Willow - Chilopsis linearis
Not a willow, has beautiful trumpet pink flowers. Fast growing, heat tolerant, long bloom cycle. Can be pruned up into a nice standard or mult-trunk tree in the desert garden. Hummers love it. One of the parents of Chitalpa.
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Actoons Brittlebush - Encelia actonii
Small to medium desert shrubs with gray foliage and bright yellow daisies. Easy, very heat and drought tolerant. Foliage is very neat in the desert, can get a little rangy elsewhere. Actonii has orange centers.
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Brittle Bush - Encelia farinosa
Small to medium desert shrubs with gray foliage and bright yellow daisies. Easy, very heat and drought tolerant. Foliage is very neat in the desert, can get a little rangy elsewhere. Farinosa has brown centers.
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Apache Plume - Fallugia paradoxa
Neat shrub with fine leaves and white flowers followed by showy pink seed heads. Great for a desert garden. Very tough and drought tolerant. Adaptable.
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Scented Penstemon - Penstemon palmeri
Hot to light pink flowers on impressive upright plants. Palmeri is very fragrant. Very drought tolerant. Excellent around rocks in a desert garden.
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Desert Penstemon - Penstemon pseudospectabilis
Hot to light pink flowers on impressive upright plants. Palmeri is very fragrant. Very drought tolerant. Excellent around rocks in a desert garden.
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Penstemon pseudospectabilis - Desert Penstemon

Celestial Blue Sage - Salvia x sp 'Celestial Blue'
Three way hybrid sage with intense blue flowers and pink buds. Lovely, striking, good in the desert.
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Celestial Blue Sage - Salvia x sp 'Celestial Blue'

Desert Mallow - Sphaeralcea ambigua
Gorgeous, bright orange flowered mallow (sometimes red, pink, white, or purple). Small shrub to about 3 feet. Wonderful in the desert but is also adaptable to inland and even coastal gardens.
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Desert Mallow - Sphaeralcea ambigua


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