A blend of 5 attractive, drought-tolerant perennials and shrubs native to the Mojave Desert. The species in this mix are cold hardy to at least 25 degrees F. Best sown in fall. All seeds are hand-collected at MDLT.
|Botanical Name||Encelia actoni||Eriogonum fasciculatum var. polifolium||Brickellia incana||Xylorhiza tortifolia||Eremogone macradenia|
|Common Name||Acton encelia||Eastern Mojave buckwheat||Wooly brickellbush||Mojave aster||Mojave sandwort|
|Description||A 2-3' rounded shrub with grey-green foliage and yellow daisy-like flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Tolerates both rocky and sandy soils. Prefers full sun.||A 1-3' high shrub with rounded, ball-like clusters of small pinkish-white flowers in summer which age to a rust color by fall. Buckwheats support many pollinators including bees, butterflies, and beetles. Grows well in rocky soils. Prefers full sun.||A 3' high grey-blue shrub with inconspicuous flowers that develop into large showy seedheads in summer. Common in desert washes, where it is often found growing with desert willow. Prefers full sun.||A 2-3' shrub with numerous lavender and yellow daisy-like flowers in spring. Very showy in bloom. Summer and drought deciduous. Does well in rocky soils. Prefers full sun.||A low mounding perennial with spiky grass-like leaves giving it a tufted appearance. In summer, masses of small yellow to pink flowers rise on slender stalks. Excellent for containers, rock gardens, and small spaces.|
|Plant Type||Shrub||Shrub||Shrub||Shrub||Perennial herb|
|Mature Size||2-3'H x 3-4'W||1-3'H x 1-3'W||3'H x 3-4'W||2-3'H x 2-3'W||<1'H x 1'W|
|Flower Color||Yellow||White to pink||Inconspicuous||Lavender||Yellow to pink|
|Cold Tolerance||Hardy to 15F||Hardy to -20F||Hardy to 20F||Hardy to 25F||Hardy to 20F|
|Wildlife Benefited||Butterflies/moths, bees, reptiles||Butterflies/moths, bees||Butterflies/moths||Butterflies/moths, bees||Butterflies/moths|
Please note that we can only ship to CA, NV, AZ, and UT. Packet weighs 1 gram.
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