Spruce up the landscaping of your Prescott AREA HOMES with a garden! Due to the dry and hot climate, gardening in the Southwest can be a challenge. You want to use tough plants that can easily thrive without a lot of care. Turn to plants that naturally grow throughout the region to ensure a beautiful garden all year round. Here are the 15 top native plants for southwestern gardens!


WINE CUPS (Callirhoe involucrata) – From late-spring to mid-summer, a splash of red will fill your garden with this lovely ground cover plant. Make sure to place in full sun and well-drained soil.

GREEN-FLOWERED HEDGEHOG CACTUS (Echinocereus viridiflorus) – This awesome native plant looks great in desert gardens! Its green, spiny orbs add interest to your landscape and, in early spring, iridescent green flowers blossom.


SPANISH BAYONET (Yucca harrimaniae) – The Spanish Bayonet makes your garden look spectacular every season. This blue-green evergreen will grow up to 4 feet tall and sprout white bell-shaped flowers during the summer months.


TEXAS RED YUCCA (Hesperaloe parviflora) – Attract hummingbirds to your garden with this bright red floral plant. This plant thrives in the dry, hot Arizona climate.


PINELEAF PENSTEMON (Penstemon pinifolius) – Your garden will turn a brilliant orange-red during the summer with the addition of the Pineleaf Penstemon. Throughout the rest of the year, the texture of the foliage will add interest to your landscaping.


YELLOW COLUMBINE (Aquilegia chrysantha) – This delicate beauty attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. It is incredibly resilient to heat and blossoms yellow flowers throughout the year.


BUNNY EARS CACTUS (Opuntia microdasys) – An adorable cactus, the bunny ear cactus will rarely be spiny and produces bright yellow flowers starting in the spring.


CALIFORNIA FUCHSIA (Zauschneria californica) – This perennial blooms in late summer with long-lasting orange and red petals. Place this groundcover in the full sun.


PERENNIAL SUNFLOWER (Helianthus maximiliani) – Your garden will stay lovely into the fall months with spectacular golden-yellow flowers on stems that grow up to 8 feet tall.


TETRANEURIS (Tetraneuris acaulis) – Add interest to the border of your garden with this long bloomer. There will be daisy-shaped yellow flowers from spring through fall and in the winter months the blue-green foliage continues to add color.


DESERT SUNFLOWER (Geraea canescens) – Another resilient plant, the Desert Sunflower blossoms twice in the year, both spring and fall. It also adds brilliant texture to your garden with fuzzy gray foliage that resists wildlife.


INDIAN PAINTBRUSH (Castilleja integra) – Beautiful red flowers will last until the frost with this native plant. It will return to your garden every year and is drought-tolerant.


AUTUMN SAGE (Salvia greggii) – Beautiful shades of red, purple, pink, and violet will appear from late summer to fall and will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.


CALIFORNIA POPPY (Eschscholzia californica) – Delicate flowers will add beauty to your landscaping. In the summer, enjoy the variety of orange, yellow, cream, apricot, and pink shades of blossoms.


RED HYSSOP (Agastache rupestris) – An incredibly aromatic plant, add scent and color to your garden with the Red Hyssop. This perennial produces long-lasting orange, red, and apricot petals and thrives in dry areas.


If you're looking to put your Prescott, AZ area home up for sale, adding any of these beautiful plants, along with stones, trees, and other accents will drive up the value of your home! Not to mention add terrific curb appeal...and that's the first impression that a potential buyer has of your home!


For more Home Selling Tips, give our team a call or visit our website at www.joekarcie.com.

Resource: Better Homes & Garden July 2016

Prescott Realtor

Joe Karcie - RE/MAX Mountain Properties

731 W Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 776-7701

Read More: Prescott Film Festival