Shindagger, Agave lechuguilla

Shindagger, Agave lechuguilla

Exposure: Sun / Shade Water: Rainwater Height and Spread: 1’ x 5’ (when not in flower) Blooming Season: April – August Flower Color: Maroon Region: All parts of the Greater Albuquerque region except the East Mountains A succulent evergreen with spiny yellow-green...
Soapweed Yucca, Yucca glauca

Soapweed Yucca, Yucca glauca

Full Sun Rainwater Only Mature Size: 3’X 3’ Blooming Season: Early summer Flower Color: White tinged pink There are many species of Yucca  that are native in the Southwest. They vary in height, leaf width and color but they are all reliably heat- and...
Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii engelmann

Prickly Pear, Opuntia engelmannii engelmann

Full Sun Rainwater Only Mature Size: 5’X 8’ Blooming Season: Late spring Flower Color: Yellow or orange In high desert gardens, Engelmann Prickly Pear is one of the largest reliably cold-hardy cacti. Its dinner plate-sized pads stand perpendicular to the sun in...
Texas Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora

Texas Red Yucca, Hesperaloe parviflora

Full Sun, Part Shade Low  Water Mature Size: 36”X 36” Blooming Season: May-June Flower Color: Reddish-Orange Hesperaloe is a very showy plant native to southern Texas and northeastern Mexico. Not only does it thrive in hot, dry summers, it is also remarkably tolerant...
Clustering Snowball, Escobaria orcuttii

Clustering Snowball, Escobaria orcuttii

Full Sun Rainwater Only Mature Size: 5”X 8” Blooming Season: Late Spring Flower Color: Pink Clustering Snowball has glistening white-spined stems that ring themselves with pink- or salmon-colored flowers. Native to southwestern New Mexico, it thrives in baking heat...