Perennials & Annuals

Anise Hyssop

Agastache foeniculum

Flower Color: purple

Flower Time: Mid to late summer

Xeric:

Region: *

Size: 2 -3 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Apache Sunset Agastache

Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset'

Flower Color: Orange with purple calyx

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: moderately

Region: W

Size: 2 - 2 1/2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Nettle-leaf Agastache

Agastache urticifolia

Flower Color: Pale purple

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: yes

Region: L,W

Size: 4-6 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Narrowleaf milkweed

Asclepias fascicularis

Flower Color: pink

Flower Time: late spring

Xeric: yes

Region: L, R

Size: 8 - 12 inches

Evergreen: no

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Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Flower Color: pink

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: somewhat

Region: L, R, W, M

Size: 2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Orange butterfly flower

Asclepias tuberosa

Flower Color: orange

Flower Time: Mid-summer

Xeric: moderately

Region: M

Size: 12 - 15 in.

Evergreen: no

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Arrowleaf balsamroot

Balsamorhiza sagittatus

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Time: spring

Xeric: yes

Region: L, W, M

Size: 12 - 18 inches

Evergreen: no

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Winecups

Callirhoe involucrata

Flower Color: wine red

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: somewhat

Region:

Size: 5” x 24-30” wide.

Evergreen: no

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Dwarf sundrops

Calylophus serrulatus

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Time: All summer

Xeric: yes

Region: M

Size: 4-6 inches

Evergreen: no

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Nuttall's larkspur

Delphinium nuttalianum

Flower Color: deep purple to blue

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: yes

Region: L, R, W

Size: about 1 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Yellow foxglove

Digitalis lutea

Flower Color: pale yellow to cream

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: no

Region: Introduced

Size: 24 inches

Evergreen: no

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Purple coneflower, Echinacea

Echinacea purpurea

Flower Color: Pink

Flower Time: midsummer

Xeric: moderately

Region: E, M

Size: Up to 40 inches.

Evergreen: no

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Cheyenne Spring' Coneflower

Echinacea sp. 'Cheyenne Spring'

Flower Color: pink, brick red, orange, gold

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: moderately

Region: M

Size: 18-30 inches

Evergreen: no

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Cutleaf Daisy

Erigeron compositus

Flower Color: White, occasionally pink or blue

Flower Time: spring, summer

Xeric: very

Region: L

Size: 6 inches

Evergreen: no

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Showy Daisy

Erigeron speciosus

Flower Color: Pale to dark lilac & yellow

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: moderately

Region: W

Size: 15 - 18 inches

Evergreen: no

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Oregon Sunshine

Eriophyllum lanatum

Flower Color: Yellow

Flower Time: spring

Xeric: very

Region: L

Size: 4 - 6 inches

Evergreen: somewhat

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Prairie Smoke

Geum triflorum

Flower Color: pink

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: yes

Region: L

Size: 4 - 6 inches

Evergreen: yes

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Scarlet Gilia

Gilia aggregata

Flower Color: Red, scarlet or pink

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: yes

Region: L

Size: 2 - 2 1/2 ft.

Evergreen: Biennial. First year rosette evergreen. Dies second fall.

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Roundleaf Alumroot, (Wild Coralbells)

Heuchera cylindrica

Flower Color: white

Flower Time: spring

Xeric: yes

Region: L

Size: 4 - 6 inches: up to 12 - 15 inches in bloom.

Evergreen: yes

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Magenta' & 'Red-Purple' Lewisia

Lewisia cotyledon: 'Magenta', 'Red-Purple'

Flower Color: reds & magentas, some bicolors

Flower Time: variable

Xeric: somewhat

Region: Cultivar

Size: about 6 inches, in bloom

Evergreen: yes

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Little Peach' Lewisia

Lewisia longifolia: 'Little Peach'

Flower Color: Little Peach' - pink, peach and yellow

Flower Time: variable

Xeric: somewhat

Region: R

Size: about 6 inches, in bloom

Evergreen: yes

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Dry Ground Lupine, Desert Lupine

Lupinus lepidus(?)

Flower Color: lilac or blue with white or pale yellow

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: very

Region: L

Size: 2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Bigleaf Lupine

Lupinus polyphyllus

Flower Color: blue/purple: often bicolored

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: no

Region: L, R, W

Size: 3 or more feet

Evergreen: no

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Eastern Beebalm

Monarda bradburiana

Flower Color: Pink to white with purple

Flower Time:

Xeric: somewhat

Region: M

Size: 1-2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa

Flower Color: purple

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: somewhat

Region: L, R, W, M, E

Size: 2 - 4 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Mountain Monardella, Coyote Mint

Monardella odoratissima

Flower Color: purple

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: yes

Region: L

Size: 6 - 12 inches

Evergreen: no

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Garden Catmint

Nepeta faasinii

Flower Color: Blue

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: somewhat

Region: Introduced

Size: 2 ft. in bloom

Evergreen: no

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Tufted Evening-Primrose

Oenothera caespitosa

Flower Color: White

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: extremely

Region: R

Size: 10 inches

Evergreen: semi-evergreen

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Missouri Evening-primrose

Oenothera macrocarpa

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: moderately

Region: M

Size: 6-12 inches tall, 2 - 3 ft. Wide

Evergreen: no

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Wasatch Penstemon

Penstemon cyananthus

Flower Color: purple

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: yes

Region: W

Size: 2 - 3 ft.

Evergreen: yes

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Hot Rock Penstemon

Penstemon deustus

Flower Color: white

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: very

Region: L, R

Size: 15-18 inches

Evergreen: no

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Firecracker Penstemon

Penstemon eatonii

Flower Color: red

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: moderately - does better with some irrigation

Region: W

Size: 2 ft.

Evergreen: yes

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Stickystem Penstemon

Penstemon glandulosus

Flower Color: lilac

Flower Time: spring

Xeric: yes

Region: L

Size: 3 - 3 1/2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Palmer's Penstemon

Penstemon palmeri

Flower Color: pink

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: yes

Region: W

Size: 3 - 3 1/2 ft.

Evergreen: yes

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Cutleaf Penstemon

Penstemon richardsonii

Flower Color: Hot pink

Flower Time: Mid to late summer

Xeric: very

Region: L, R

Size: 12 - 18 inches

Evergreen: no

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Bridges' Penstemon

Penstemon rostriflorus

Flower Color: scarlet/red

Flower Time: Late summer

Xeric: yes

Region: W

Size: 16 inches

Evergreen: no

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Cascade Penstemon, Coast Penstemon

Penstemon serrulatus

Flower Color: Blue-purple

Flower Time: late spring - early summer

Xeric: moderately - does better with some irrigation

Region: R

Size: 24 - 28 inches.

Evergreen: yes

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Blue Mt. Penstemon, Beautiful Penstemon

Penstemon venustus

Flower Color: purple

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: yes

Region: R

Size: P

Evergreen: semi-evergreen

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Tufted Phlox

Phlox caespitosa

Flower Color: white to pink

Flower Time: spring

Xeric: yes

Region: L

Size: P

Evergreen: semi-evergreen

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Alpine Jacob's Ladder

Polemonium pulcherrimum

Flower Color: blue

Flower Time: spring - early summer

Xeric: moderately - does better with some irrigation

Region: R

Size: 5 - 10 inches

Evergreen: semi-evergreen

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Cherry Brandy' Gloriosa Daisy

Rudbeckia hirta 'Cherry Brandy'

Flower Color: red/ black center

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: somewhat

Region: M

Size: 2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Azure Sage, Pitcher Sage

Salvia azurea

Flower Color: sky blue

Flower Time: Late summer

Xeric: yes

Region: M

Size: 3-5 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Sedum

Sedum sp.

Flower Color: Depends on species; yellow, pink, white

Flower Time: spring, summer

Xeric: yes

Region: (most) Introduced

Size: Varies by species, variety.

Evergreen: depends on species

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Missouri Goldenrod

Solidago missouriensis

Flower Color: yellow

Flower Time: Late summer

Xeric: the most xeric goldenrod

Region: L, R, W

Size: 1 1/2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Orange Globemallow

Sphaeralcea muroana

Flower Color: Orange

Flower Time: Early summer

Xeric: yes

Region: L

Size: 1 1/2 ft.

Evergreen: no

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Spiny Fameflower

Talinum spinescens

Flower Color: pink

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: very

Region: L, R

Size: 2 - 6 inches

Evergreen: yes

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Adam's needle

Yucca filamentosa

Flower Color: white

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: yes

Region: From SE US

Size: Base to 2 ft.; flower stem 4 - 6 ft and more.

Evergreen: yes

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Creeping Hummingbird Trumpet

Zauschneria garrettii

Flower Color: bright orange/ scarlet

Flower Time: Summer

Xeric: moderately - does better with some irrigation

Region: W

Size: 4 - 6"

Evergreen: no

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