Indian Mallow – Abutilon palmeri

The fuzzy, gray-green, heart-shaped foliage of Indian Mallow is probably the most distinguishing and endearing feature of this water-smart shrub. The velvety and touchable effect that it contributes to the southwestern landscape is a welcome break from the often rigid and harsh habits of the plants that normally thrive here. Regardless of its soft appearance,…

Irene Lantana – Lantana camara ‘Irene’

Every landscape in the southwest should have at least one of these low growing, drought tolerant beauties! They seem to be made for our arid climate, greeting the scorching desert heat with clusters of pink, magenta, and yellow flowers that butterflies find irresistible. The multi-colored clusters open with bright pink and yellow hues that darken…