Desert-Friendly Flowers

Are you looking to spruce up your desert landscaping? One of the best ways to break up the monotony of desert tones is to add splashes of color and interest with flowering plants. With so many beautiful and unique options, it can be challenging to know where to start. Here are some examples of desert-friendly flowers that are sure to attract your attention.

  • Bird Of Paradise
  • Lantana
  • Pentas
  • Geranium
  • Zinnia
  • Coral Autumn Sage

Beautiful Bird Of Paradise

Did you know that there are multiple species of plants called birds of paradise, uniquely beautiful yet entirely dissimilar in appearance? Here are two species that do well in Las Vegas.

  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima. This full-sun-loving varietal is also known as the red bird of paradise. It features vibrant red and orange blooms that make a stunning accent to any outdoor area.
  • Strelizia reginae. Transplants from Southern California are especially likely to recognize this variety, also known as the tropical bird of paradise. This flower, which requires afternoon shade and deep but infrequent watering, indeed looks extremely birdlike with its sharply pointed “beak” and vibrant orange and blue “feathers.”

Lovely Lantana

A cheerful and colorful flower, lantana is an excellent choice for adding pops of long-blooming color to your desert landscaping. Lantana is a heat-tolerant plant that comes in various colors, so you can find the perfect shade to complement your space. You can choose from yellow, pink, orange, purple, blue, white, and red varieties or plant a mix.

Pleasing Pentas

Another terrific option for adding color to your desert landscape, pentas come in an eye-catching range of shades, including pink, purple, red, and white. These heat-loving flowers are native to Africa and Arabia, making them well-suited to Southern Nevada desert conditions.

Gorgeous Geranium

A classic garden favorite, geraniums are also a good choice for desert landscapes. These heat- and drought-tolerant flowers come in multiple hues, including pink, red, white, and purple. They bloom abundantly and are relatively easy to care for, making a great addition to local landscapes.

Zippy Zinnia

A bright and cheerful flower, zinnias are perfect for adding a splash of color to your desert landscaping. These heat-loving plants come in many colors, so you’re sure to find the ideal shade to suit your space.

Colorful Coral Autumn Sage

Purple “Texas Ranger” sage may be ubiquitous in the Las Vegas Valley, but it’s not your only option for flowering sage plants. Another good choice for adding splashes of color, coral autumn sage blooms with tub-shaped flowers most of the year. In addition to red coral autumn sage, you can also find pink, purple, and white varieties.

Need Help Installing Flowers In Your Las Vegas Landscape?

If you are looking for a professional and experienced landscaping company to bring color and joy to your outdoor spaces, Green America Tree & Landscaping is a perfect choice. We love designing and planting outdoor spaces with various desert-friendly flowers to create colorful accents throughout the seasons. Contact us today to get started on your landscaping color-up.

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