Types of Desert Plants
There are quite a few types of desert plants out there including wild flowers, cactus, succulents, and dessert grasses make up the majority of those plants. Are you thinking about which would make a great addition to your garden?
There are gorgeous spreads of wildflowers in the desert. Each year the desert flowers bloom at specific times, depending on the winter rainfall and temperature.
There are quite a few rapidly blooming flowers that have short life cycles. So when the plants bloom, it is a truly amazing site to be seen. Wildflower types change as the elevation ascends or descends.
The Bougainvillea is a drought tolerant plant with beautiful pink flowers, shown above. Texas sage is a popular purple flowering plant that can double as a nice hedge. The Red Bird of Paradise is a gorgeous orange-red perennial that is very drought resistant. The Fairy Duster is a fiery red and strong plant that can bring a spark to any garden. The Lantana can bring a pop to your garden with its mix of yellows, oranges, and reds. All the plants mentioned in this article make good drought resistant garden plants.
The tephrocactus articulatus, shown above, is incredibly drought resistant and bloom with beautiful white and yellow flowers.
Deciding The Right Combination
Having a nice blend of grasses, cacti, and wild flowers will make your garden bloom at different times of the year, so that it stays beautiful all year long. The diversity of plants in your garden will also leave your guests wondering where you got such a green thumb. This best part of all? You won't have to spend nearly any time watering them!