Perennials

Best 6 Perennial Flowers To Grow In Arizona

If you want to make your yard stand out, consider some of these great plants that will flourish in Arizona. Datura, a native wildflower of the southwest, is a fantastic choice because it will bloom all summer long.

It can sprawl widely and fill in areas, so you may want to plant only one variety. However, you should know that Datura is poisonous, so you should choose another type of perennial flower plant to go with it.

Salvia is a great companion for Datura and comes in many colors. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the beautiful flowers of this desert-native plant, and it can withstand drought and heat as well.

If you want to grow perennials in Arizona, visit a local nursery. They’ll have everything you need to get your project going and know how to start them right.

A&P Nursery in Mesa, Gilbert, and Queen Creek has the plants you need. These locations will be sure to meet your expectations for your garden. If you’re unsure of what to choose, be sure to ask the staff for advice.

The Autumn Joy Stonecrop is a gorgeous, long-blooming perennial flower. It blooms in the late summer and reaches a deep rust red in the fall.

This is a great plant for those who don’t want to deal with seasonal temperature fluctuations. It is a low-growing groundcover that requires little maintenance.

A great choice for tight spaces, penstemons need some shade, but once established, they’ll provide you with a lovely yard for years to come.

The Globe Mallow is a stunning perennial that grows to about three feet tall and wide. It grows best in full sunlight and good air circulation.

You’ll need to deadhead the spent flowers to keep them from self-seeding. The Ice Plant has a succulent-like flower that blooms from midsummer through fall.

It can creep through a rock garden and is also a popular choice for rock gardens. Jupiter’s Beard is a striking desert perennial with 24″ yellow flowers. The plants spread easily in sunny areas and are hardy to zones 8-11.

Catmint is another perennial that can thrive in Arizona. The white flowers of this plant can be a beautiful accent to your garden.

It is also a groundcover and attracts hummingbirds. Unlike many annual plants, the Lily of the Nile can be transplanted easily and will live for several years.

Its perennial flowers are a great option for a desert garden. If you are looking for a more decorative flower, you can try the tropical Hibiscus.

Evolution Salvia

You can make your landscape dazzling with Salvia farinacea ‘Evolution’, Salvia evolution!

A butterfly, bird, and hummingbird are attracted to the intense, purple flowers of ‘Evolution’.

There’s no question that this is the best Mealycup Sage you’ve ever grown, and it deserves a prominent place in your most sunny garden!

The Evolution Salvia has a whole new generation of blooms, a better branching pattern, more compact plants, excellent weather resistance, and a longer blooming season.

Each flower stalk on these sturdy little plants is laden with deep violet-purple blooms, far brighter and less prone to fading than older varieties.

Sage blooms in early to midsummer and continues through fall, extending your season of color by a few weeks. Such a low-maintenance plant!

From heat and humidity to droughts and unseasonable cold, this plant can handle it all. Nothing can stop it!

Mezoo Trailing Red Livingstone Daisy

Mezoo Trailing Red, Oreotheanthus bellidiformis ‘MezooTM Trailing Red’, is a daisy plant that can spread and mound to a considerable height, with succulent leaves edged with white, occasionally accented with button-sized red flowers in spring.

Livingstone daises are bright flowers with many petals that remain open in cloudy weather, unlike other daises that close when the weather darkens.

A trailing succulent with a glossy green color and cream margins, Mezoo Trailing Red is perfect for use as a groundcover or as a spiller in container pots and baskets.

Red berries appear on the plant’s leaves and it’s the flowers that make up the name “red berry”.

This type of plant is tolerant of both wet and dry conditions and a wide range of pH values. In other words, it can be grown anywhere.


Persian Shield Strobilanthes


Athens Select presents the Strobilanthes Persian Shield, ‘Strobilanthes dyerianus’, as one of its varieties.

A multi-colored foliage is always exquisite on this plant, even in the hottest of summers when the sweltering heat is present.

The leaves are a bright purple on the outside with a silver iridescence on the inside and a dark purple underneath.

Temperatures that are warmer enhance the color of the leaves. In order for Persian Shield to thrive in partial shade, well-drained organic soil, it must be planted in well-drained soil.

Iranian Shield is widely used for landscaping beds or for mixed container planting.

It is a usually tall and stubby plant, so if you want to induce branching and bushier foliage, pinch back a few times in the first half of the growing season.

Catalina® Midnight Blue Wishbone Flower

It is also known as Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue PPAF, a Torenia Catalina® Midnight Blue variety that blooms from early summer until late fall.

Dark blue flowers with yellow throats are the defining characteristics of the Midnight Blue variety.

Having the unique habit of trailing/mounding makes it the perfect plant for both hanging baskets and planters. The Torenia plant is another good choice for part shade locations.

The Torenia Catalina Midnight Blue is a heat and shade tolerant plant which blooms with a snapdragon-like flower all year long. It requires little maintenance and it does not require dead heading.

This plant has flowers that are in shades of periwinkle, deep cobalt blue, and yellow with a yellow throat, so it blends well with other plants to serve as a middle ground of a combination. Zones 9-11 are suitable for this plant to be a perennial.

Entrapment Daylily

Daylily Hemerocallis ‘Entrapment’ has deep blue-purple petals ruffled in a ruffle surrounded by pale purple sepals and a yellow throat.

As the summer advances and the fall approaches, ‘Entrapment’ keeps blooming.

Developed for its beautiful colors and long-lasting blooms, this beautiful tetraploid Daylily is the perfect addition to any garden.

It produces 5″ blooms that are semi-evergreen. It blooms after late summer. It is a carefree and colorful bloomer.

Perennial daylilies are the perfect flower for the garden. The plant sends up an abundance of flower stems, each containing 12 or more buds.

Flowers bloom for weeks on end on each plant. Their easy maintenance and ability to tolerate most soils and conditions can be attributed to getting at least 6 hours of sun each day.

In a perennial border, in front of shrubs, as an edging along a walkway or wall, and in your bulb beds, where the foliage of Tulips and Daffodils will be hidden.

They only require dividing every 10-15 years. Although the blooms only last for one day, there are many blooms on strong stems above tall grassy foliage, which should be removed in late fall for better health.


African Iris


Known as the African Iris, Dietes iridioides, this perennial with fantastic flowers is evergreen and grows ever so tall.

Consider including a few African Iris plants in your rock garden, or perhaps in a wooded area where the beautiful flowers will serve as a colorful accent.

Also, these would look terrific in some containers around the pool, or you could scatter them sporadically along a border.

Iris always have the appearance of exotic flowers, however, unlike many fancy perennials that need to be cared for constantly, Iris tend to be hardy, easy-to-care for plants and African Iris is no exception.

The African iris is a magnificent Iris variety, with its lance-shaped leaves that resemble lances, and its 3-inch blooms that bloom from spring through late autumn.

Beautiful blooms adorned with shades of yellow and lavender are a beautiful contrast to the stunning pristine white blossoms.

Despite the fact that each marvelous bloom lasts only a few hours, this Iris variety has a repeatable nature, so you will not have to miss out on its magnificent display.

It’s worth noting that the dark green leaves of your African Iris are evergreen, so it will provide some vertical definition to your landscape even when it is not blooming.