Natives for Everyone

Using native plants instead of the conventional choices livens up the garden.

By Andrea DeLong-Amaya

Photography by Christa Neu

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native plants for everyoneRocky Mountains/Southwestern Desert           

Herbaceous

  • Blackfoot daisy (Melampodium leucanthum)
  • Butterfly gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)
  • Silver ponyfoot (Dichondra argentea)
  • White sagebrush (Artemisia ludoviciana)

Grasses/Grasslike

  • Alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides)
  • Mexican feathergrass (Nassella tenuissima)

Trees

  • ‘Bakeri’ blue spruce (Picea pungens ‘Bakeri’)
  • Bigtooth maple (Acer grandidentatum)

Shrubs

  • Red elderberry (Sambucas racemosa var.racemosa)
  • ‘Goldfinger’ bush cinquefoil (Dasiphora fruticosa ‘Goldfinger’)

 


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