Herbaceous Perennials and Annuals

Site Legend

  • E - Plants designated as low or moderate water use on the El Paso County Suggested Plant List are indicated as "E".
  • L - Plants designated as low or moderate water use on the Las Cruces Plant List will be indicated as "L".

Water Requirement:

  • H = High water use. Either large volumes or frequent application of water is needed throughout the life of the plant; weekly or more often during peak summer months.
  • M = Moderate water use. Some supplemental water is needed throughout the life of the plant; at least twice monthly during peak summer months once established.
  • L = Low water use. Able to survive once established without supplemental water; water needed at least once a month for plants to look their best.

Soils Suitability:

  • Suitable for any soil unless specific one listed.

Pollen

  • Plants with high pollen production are indicated as "P"
Salvia Farinacea - EL
Scientific name Common nameWaterHeightSunlightSoil
Abronia spp. - EL Sand VerbenaLto 24"FullSandy
Agastache Cana - E Giant HyssopMto 24"Full
Alcea Rosea* - L HollyhockM48 to 108"Full
Amsonia Arenaria Sand StarsLto 24"Full
Anchusa Azurea* AnchusaM36 to 60"Part / Full
Anemopsis Californica Yerba de MansaM4 to 20"Shade / Part Clay
Antennaria Rosea PussytoesL1 to 6'Full
Anthemis Tinctoria Golden MargueriteM / H2 to 3'Full
Arabis Alpina Mountain RockcressM / H6"Full
Argemone Squarrosa Prickly PoppyLto 32"Partial
Armeria Maritima - L ThriftM6 to 12"Full
Artemisia Abrotanum - L SouthernwoodMto 3'Part / Full
Artemisia Frigida - L Fringed Sage L12 to 18"Full
Artemisia Ludoviciana - EL Prairie SageL / M24 to 30"FullSandy
Artemisia Pontica - L Roman WormwoodMto 48"Full
Artemisia Stelleriana - L Beach WormwoodM1'X 2'Part / Full
Artemisia X 'Powis Castle' - L 'Powis Castle' WormwoodMto 2'Part / Full
Asclepias Tuberosa - L Butterfly MilkweedL12 to 32"Full
Baileya Multiradiata* - EL Desert MarigoldL12 to 24"Full
Berlandiera Lyrata - EL Chocolate Flower Lto 16"Full
Callirhoe Involucrata Poppy MallowL / Mto 24"Full
Calylophus spp. - L SundropsL6 to 20"Full
Castilleja spp. - L Indian PaintbrushM12 to 30"Partial
Centaurea Cyanus CornflowerL / M12 to 36"
Centaurea Cineraria Dusty MillerL / M6 to 12"Full
Centranthus Ruber ValerianM18 to 36"Part / Full
Ceratostigma Plumbaginoides Dwarf PlumbagoM24 to 48"Shade / Full
Chrysopsis Villosa - L Golden AsterL18" X 18"Full
Cosmos Bipinnatus* - L CosmosM36 to 96"Full
Delosperma Cooperi Purple Iceplant Lto 5"Full Sandy
Dianthus Barbatus* Sweet WilliamM10 to 20"Part / Full
Dianthus Deltoides Maiden PinkM8 to 12"Part / Full
Dictamnus spp. Gas Plant M30 to 48"
Dimorphotheca Sinuata African DaisyM4 to 12"
Dyssodia Acerosa Wild MarigoldLto 8"
Echinops spp. - L Globe ThistleM36 to 48"Full
Eriogonum Umbellatum - L Sulphur FlowerL4 to 18"Full
Erysimum Hieraciifolium - EL Siberian WallflowerM12 to 18"Full
Eschscholzia Californica* California Poppy L6 to 12"Full
Euphorbia Marginata* Snow on the MountainMto 24"
Euphorbia Myrsinites - L Blue SpurgeL8 to 12"FullSandy
Eustoma Grandif Lorum* Tulip GentianL12 to 18"Part / Full
Gaillardia X Grandiflora - L GaillardiaM24 to 48"Full
Gaura Lindheimeri - L White GauraM24 to 48"Full
Geranium Macrorrhizium GeraniumM / H4" X 18"Shade
Gilia Tricolor* Bird's EyesM10 to 20"
Gypsophila Elegans* Annual Baby's BreathM12 to 18"Part / Full
Gypsophila Paniculata Baby's BreathM24 to 36"Part / Full
Hymenoxys Argentea - L Perky SueL12"Full
Iberis Umbellata Globe CandytuftM12 to 15"Shade / Part
Ipomoea Leptophylla Bush MorninggloryLto 36"FullSandy
Ipomopsis Longiflora* Blue GiliaLto 24"Full
Ipomopsis Rubra* Skyrocket Lto 72"Full
Kniphofia Uvaria Red Hot PokerL / M36 to 60"Full
Lavandula Angustifolia English LavenderL / M36 to 48"Full
Liatris Spicata - EL Spike Gayfeather L / M12 to 36"FullSandy
Rudbeckia laciniate Glow," "Hortensiana" "Golden Golden Glow"M72 to 108"Full
Ruta Graveolens RueMto 36"Full
Salvia Azurea Grandiflora - L Pitcher SageM36 to 48"Full
Mealycup SageMFull
Salvia Officinalis Garden SageMto 24"Full
Salvia Splendens* Scarlet SageM12 to 36"Full
Sanvitalia Procumbens Creeping ZinniaL4 to 6"Full
Sedum Spectabile StonecropL / M12 to 24"Full
Sedum Telephium Autumn Joy SedumL / M12 to 24"Full
Senecio Longiflora - L Silver GroundselL18 to 24"FullSandy
Solidago Hybrids GoldenrodM / H12 to 36"Part / Full
Sphaeralcea Coccinea - EL Scarlet GlobemallowLto 20"Full
Stachys Byzantina - L Woolly Lamb's EarM12 to 15"Part / Full
Talinum Calycinum Flame FlowerLto 8"Sun / Shade
Tanacetum Densum Amani Partridge Feather L / Mto 12"Sun / Shade
Tanacetum Vulgare Tansy Mto 36"Part / Full
Teucrium Chamaedrys GermanderMto 12"Part / Full
Thelesperma Ambigua Threadleaf CotaMto 32"Full
Thymus Pseudolanuginosus - L Wooly ThymeM2 X 18"Shade / Full
Thymus Serphyllum - L Creeping ThymeM2 X 18"Shade / Full
Verbena Bipinnatifida Fern or Dakota VerbenaLto 12"Full
Verbena Hybrida Garden VerbenaM6 to 12"Full
Verbena Rigida Purple VerbenaL2 to 4"Full
Verbena Wrightii Western VervainL12 to 32"Full
Veronica Incana - L Woolly Speedwell M12 to 18"Part / Full
Veronica Liwanensis - L Turkish SpeedwellM3" to 2'Part / Full
Veronica Pectinata - L Wooly SpeedwellM3" to 18"Part / Full
Vinca Minor Dwarf PeriwinkleM / H6" X 12"Shade / Part
Wyethia Scabra Desert Mule's EarLto 20"Full
Zauschneria Californica - L Hummingbird PlantM12 to 24"Full
Zinnia Grandiflora - EL Desert Zinnia Lto 8"FullSandy