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Summer Flowers for the Desert Garden

Author: Nancy Erdmann
Issue: April, 2012, Page 92
Considered both an annual and a perennial, cosmos is a self-seeding showy bloomer that comes in many colors and attracts birds, bees and butterflies.


Increasing temperatures can take a toll on some of our favorite flowers. But there are annuals and perennials that still can be planted. With some extra care, these heat-loving flowers are sure to make your desert garden a standout

A = Annual

P = Perennial
Mexican hat (P)                    

Zinnia ‘Profusion’ (A)
Verbena (P)                          


Portulaca (A)

Gaillardia ‘Punch Bowl’ (P)     


Mexican sunflower (A)
Zinnia ‘Zahara Double Cherry’ (A)


Cosmos ‘Double Click Bicolor Pink’ (A)
Zinna ‘Cut & Come Again Mix’ (A)

OTHER FAVORITES FOR THE GARDEN
Angelita daisy (P)
Black-eyed Susan ‘Sonora’ (P)
Blackfoot daisy (P)
Cosmos ‘Sonata Mix’ (A)
Desert marigold (P)
Desert zinnia (P)
Gaura lindheimeri ‘Pink Cloud’ (P)
Prairie zinnia (P)
Sunflower sp. (A)
Yarrow ‘Gypsy White’ (P)
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