Plant List

Here’s a list of plants by zone.

See Food Oasis for zone descriptions.

Suggest a plant!

Base

Blue Paloverde Parkinsonia florida
Mexican Paloverde Parkinsonia aculeata
Screwbean Mesquite Acacia stenophylla
Sweet Acacia Acacia farnesiana
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis
Desert Milkweed Asclepias subulata
Yellow Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia gilliesii
Yellow Bells Tecoma stans
Brittlebush Encelia farinosa
Quail Bush Atriplex lentiformis
Desert Broom Baccharis sarothroides
Desert Globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua
Bladderpod Isomeris arborea
Teddy Bear Cholla Cylindropuntia bigelovii

Farmstand Courtyard

Cactus Crops:
Apple Cactus Cereus Peruvianus
Myrtillocactus Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Fishhook Barrel Cactus Ferocactus wislizeni
Prickly Pear Opuntia ficus-indica
Tuna Blanca Prickly Pear Opuntia ficus-indica Tuna Blanca
Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus Echinocereus engelmannii

Agave/Yucca Crops:
Tequila Agave Agave tequilana
Mescal Agave Agave parryi
Queen Victoria Agave Agave Victoriae
Agave Ocahui
Banana Yucca Yucca baccata
Desert Spoon Dasylirion wheeleri

Specimen Infill:
Cleveland Sage Salvia clevlandii
White Sage Salvia apiana
Winterfat Krascheninnikovia lanata
Desert Globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua
Indian Mallow Abutilon palmeri
Brittlebush Encelia farinosa
Bladderpod Isomeris arborea

Food Oasis

Zone 1: Native Nuts
Desert Almond Prunus fasciculata
Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis
Arizona Walnut Juglans major (coming soon)

Zone 2: Berries
Mulberry ‘Pakistan King’ Morus alba
Jujube ‘Li’ Ziziphus jujuba
Yellow Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia gilliesii (as nitrogen fixer)

Zone 3: ‘Red’ Inner Oasis
Pomegranate ‘Wonderful’ Punica granatum
Pineapple Guava Feijoa sellowiana
Desert Grape Vitis californica
Baja Fairy Duster Calliandra californica
Flameleaf Sumac Rhus lanceolata
Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos
Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera (coming soon)
Strawberry Tree Arbutus unedo (coming soon)

Zone 4: Fig Guild
Fig ‘Mission’ Ficus carica
Mexican Elder Sambucus mexicana
Comfrey Symphytum officinale (coming soon)
Jerusalem Artichoke Helianthus tuberosus (coming soon)
Horsemint/Bee Balm Monarda fistulosa (coming soon)

Zone 5: Stonefruit
Apricot ‘Royal Rosa’
Nectarine ‘Arctic Star’
Peach ‘May Pride’

Rainbow Windblock

Olive Olea europaea
Hollyleaf Cherry Prunus ilicifolia
Toyon Heteromeles arbutifolia
Sugarbush Rhus ovata
Wolfberry Lycium fremontii
Graythorn/Lotebush Ziziphus obtusifolia var. canescens
Desert Hackberry Celtis ehrenbergiana
Mexican Elder Sambucus mexicana
Goumi/Cherry Silverberry Elaeagnus multiflora (coming soon)
Lemonade Berry Rhus trilobata (coming soon)
Texas Mulberry Morus microphylla (coming soon)
Desert Hollygrape Berberis vulgaris (coming soon)
Desert Holly Atriplex hymenelytra (coming soon)
Natal Plum Carissa macrocarpa (coming soon)
Texas Olive Cordia boissieri (coming soon)
New Mexico Olive Forestiera neomexicana (coming soon)

Honey Mesquite Guild

Honey Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa
Prickly Pear Opuntia ficus-indica
Banana Yucca Yucca baccata
Chuparosa Justica californica
Turpentine Bush Ericameria laricifolia
Four-Wing Saltbush Atriplex canescens
Wolfberry Lycium fremontii

Wildflower Grove

Chaste Tree Vitex agnus-castus
California Buckwheat Eriogonum fasciculatum
Indigo Bush Amorpha fruticosa
Desert Lavendar Hyptis emoryi
White Sage Salvia apiana
Apache Plume Fallugia paradoxa
Red-tipped Yucca Hesperaloe parviflora
Mojave Aster Xylorhiza tortifolia

Waffle Garden

Shoestring Acacia Acacia stenophylla

And a wish list (fall 2017):

Annuals:
Wild Carrot Daucus pusillus
Wild Oats Avena fatua
Wild Rhubarb Rumex hymenosepalus
Wild Sunflower Helianthus spp.
Ground Cherry Physalis spp.
Amaranth Amaranthus spp.
Tepary Bean Phaseolus acutifolius
Squaw Cabbage Caulanthus inflatus
Chia Salvia columbariae

And for Critter-Proofing:
Thyme ‘Ray Williams’ Thymus vulgaris
Catmint ‘Walker’s Low’ Nepeta racemosa
Western Mugwort Artemesia ludoviciana
Germander Teucrium chamaedrys
Horsemint/Bee Balm Monarda fistulosa
Curry Plant Helichrysum italicum
Licorice Mint Agastache rupestris

Medicinal Garden (with Peri Lee Pipkin)

White Sage Salvia apiana
Yellow Bird of Paradise Caesalpinia gilliesii
Creosote Larrea tridentata
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis
Desert Indian Tobacco Nicotiana obtusifolia
Desert Globemallow Sphaeralcea ambigua
Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis

With more to come…

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