Xeric plants that will thrive even when your neighbor's landscape is wilting under the heat:

Mountain Mahogany

Native, hardy, uniquely textured foliage, grows large, mahogany wood.

Texas Red Yucca

5 Indigenous peoples used this plant for rope. It has beautiful red flower and is strong which makes it good for rope, cords, clothes, bedding mats etc.

Sand Cherries

sand cherry Creeping, extremely hardy.

Weeping Pea Shrub

IMG_2207 Nitrogen fixer, good companion plant, great bark, yellow and early blooms, hardy.

Russian Sage

Russian Sage Bees love Russian Sage.

Big Tooth Maple

Maple Colorado Native.

Russian Hawthornes

Russian Hawthorne
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Hardy white blooms in the spring, attracts birds. This tree has persistent berries which means that the berries don't fall off the tree.


Penstamon Durable, thrives in a wide range of soils and sites, repels deer, full to part sun, attracts bees.

Pincushion Flower

pincushion Long bloom time, long lasting summer blooms, full sun, attracts butterflies, good cut flowers.


Drought tolerant, attracts hummingbirds, fragrant foliage, long blooming.


Iris Fragrant, harmful if eaten, repels deer, good cut flower, full to partial sun, attracts hummingbirds.


hollyhock Full sun, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, good cut flower, self seeding, large variety of colors.


yarrow Full sun, attracts butterflies, repels deer and rabbits, fragrant, good cut flower.