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2020 Plant Sale Details

2020 Plant List

Please explore our inventory below which may experience additional updates prior to the start of the sale. You can use the sort and print features to generate your shopping list. Select the Camera icon to perform a Google search for images and information on many of these plants.

Select the Caresheet icon to view the Plant Care Sheet. These sheets have been compiled by the Desert Museum Botany Department. In some cases, plant care information from Mountain States Wholesale Nursery has been used to supplement the museum's own knowledge base.

As always, the region’s #1 botany experts will be on hand to answer questions and offer advice to aid your shopping. Proceeds from the sale support our important Desert Museum’s mission. Please bring your empty 1-gallon nursery pots to recycle for next year’s sale.

Last update: 07-28-2020

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Butterfly Gardens Butterfly Gardens
Spring Flowers
Tucson Revegetation < 4500'
Hummingbird Gardens Hummingbird Gardens
Summer Flowers
Takes Light Shade
Tortoise Food Tortoise Food
Fall Flowers
Hardy 15° to 22°F
Bee Gardens Bees
Winter Flowers
Patio Pots
Bat Gardens Bats
Bird Cover/Food
Moth Gardens
Ethnobotany Ethnobotany
Common Name Botanical Name Form Purpose
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Coastal Sand VerbenaAbronia maritimaGround cover Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palmer Indian mallowAbutilon palmeriSmall shrub BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert roseAdenium hybrids (red)Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon King Ferdinand agaveAgave × nickelsiaeSucculent/semisucculent BeesBats
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona agaveAgave arizonicaSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBeesBats
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Shark skin agaveAgave asperrima × nickelsiaeSucculent/semisucculent BeesBats
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palmer agaveAgave palmeriSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBeesBatsEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Small-flowered agaveAgave parviflora ssp. densifloraSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ShindaggerAgave schottiiSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Queen Victoria agaveAgave victoria-reginaeSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Octopus agaveAgave vilmorinianaSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Floss flowerAgeratum corymbosumPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja bursageAmbrosia bryantiiSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Triangleleaf bursageAmbrosia deltoideaSmall shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Quitobaquito Springs' yerba mansaAnemopsis californicaGround cover Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Flame bushAnisacanthus quadrifidusMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White queen's wreathAntigonon leptopusVine Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red queen's wreathAntigonon leptopusVine Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White-veined Dutchman's pipeAristolochia fimbriataVining groundcover Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Calico flowerAristolochia littoralisVine Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Southwestern pipevineAristolochia watsoniiVining groundcover Butterfly GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SageArtemisia ludovicianaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Goat's horn Astrophytum capricorneSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Quail bushAtriplex lentiformisLarge shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Willow groundselBarkleyanthus salicifoliusMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Golden cereusBergerocactus emoryiSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chocolate flowerBerlandiera lyrataPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Torote prietoBursera hindsianaMedium shrub BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Torote jolopeteBursera lancifoliaMedium shrub
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Elephant treeBursera microphyllaMedium shrub BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ChiltepinCapsicum annuum (wild type)Small shrub BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SaguaroCarnegiea giganteaSucculent/semisucculent BeesBatsTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Netleaf hackberryCeltis reticulataTree
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Starleaf Mexican OrangeChoisya dumosaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Aztec PearlChoisya X dewitteanaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Fragrant mist flowerChromolaena odorataMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BonesetChromolaena sagittataMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bush verbenaCitharexylum flabelliformisMedium shrub Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sweet limeCitrus limettioidesSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dwarf Lisbon LemonCitrus limonSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Candle cactusCleistocactus candelillaSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mist flowerConoclinium (Eupatorium) discectumPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas oliveCordia boissieriTree Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Little-leaf cordiaCordia parvifoliaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Goodwin Homestead' heritage quinceCydonia oblongaSmall tree BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Diamond chollaCylindropuntia ramosissimaSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon TesajoCylindropuntia tesajoSucculent/semisucculent BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Trailing indigo bushDalea greggiiGround cover Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert spoonDasylirion wheeleriSucculent/semisucculent BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Green-flowered bromelDeuterocchonia brevifoliaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona foldwingDicliptera resupinataPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Uruguayan firecracker plantDicliptera squarrosa (D. suberecta)Perennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pride of MadieraEchium fasciculatumLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert fuschiaEpilobium (Zauschneria) canumPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Turpentine bushEricameria laricifoliaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Scarlet MonkeyflowerErythranthe cardinalisPerennial Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Coral beanErythrina ×bidweliiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Slipper flowerEuphorbia (Pedilanthus macrocarpus) lomellii Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mini Lady’s SlipperEuphorbia cymbiferaSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Candelabra spurgeEuphorbia lacteaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Prickly pear spurgeEuphorbia opuntioidesSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Danda thorEuphorbia royalianaSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White spurgeEuphorbia xantiSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Sosa Carrillo' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Quitobaquito Springs' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree Tortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Quitovac' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Santa Ignacio Kino' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission Santa Ines' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Antonio' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Oro Blanco' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Kiper Springs' heritage figFicus caricaTree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rock figFicus petiolarisSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Ocotillo blanco pichilingeFouquieria burageeiSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BoojumFouquieria columnarisSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican tree ocotilloFouquieria macdougaliiSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Ocotillo Fouquieria splendensSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja snapdragon bushGalvezia junceaSmall shrub Hummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wright silktasselGarrya wrightiiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Goodding verbenaGlandularia gooddingiiPerennial Butterfly GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Airy bachelor's buttonsGomphrena decumbensSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild cottonGossypium davidsoniiMedium shrub BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild cottonGossypium thurberiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild CottonGossypium turneriMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Devil's club chollaGrusonia invictaSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas firecracker bushHamelia patens Hamelia patens Hamelia patens Hamelia patens Hamelia patens Hamelia patens Hamelia paMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Maximilian sunflowerHelianthus maximilianiMedium shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Island renegadeHenrya insularisSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pink Parade®Hesperaloe hybridSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red hesperaloeHesperaloe parviflora Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Heartleaf hibiscusHibiscus martianus(cardiophyllus)Succulent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Carrion flowerHoodiopsis speciesSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert lavenderHyptis albida (emoryi)Large shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ClustervineJacquemontia pringleiVine Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon San JuanicoJacquinia macrocarpa pungensLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow chuparosaJusticia californicaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red chuparrosaJusticia californicaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran honeysuckleJusticia sonoraePerennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White Sonoran honeysuckleJusticia sonoraePerennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Confiturilla grandeLagascea decipiensMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Gold lantanaLantana camara hybridSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red lantanaLantana camara hybridSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Senita Lophocereus schottiiSucculent/semisucculent BeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Slender totem pole cactusLophocereus schottii fa. mieckleyanusSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Totempole cactusLophocereus schottii fa. monstrosusSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Feather treeLysiloma watsoniMedium tree Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran brittlestemMabrya geniculataSmall shrub Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red Turk's capMalvaviscus arboreaMedium shrub Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Whitebark acaciaMariosousa willardianaSmall tree Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red snapdragon vineMaurandya antirrhinifloraVine Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blackfoot daisyMelampodium leucanthumSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pyramid bushMelochia tomentosa Small shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Antonio' heritage mintMentha speciesGround cover Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bamboo muhlyMuhlenbergia dumosaGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon CochalMyrtillocactus cochalSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Candelabra cactusMyrtillocactus geometrizansSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Crested candelabra cactusMyrtillocactus geometrizans cristataSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon BeargrassNolina microcarpaSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Devil's shoestringNolina texanaSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tufted evening primroseOenothera caespitosaPerennial
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dwarf Rose Evening PrimroseOenothera roseaPerennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican Evening PrimroseOenothera speciosa 'Siskiyou'Perennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Scarlet bee blossomOenothera suffrutescensPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Woolly Jacket prickly pearOpuntia species
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Passion fruitPassiflora aridaVine Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Passion flowerPassiflora mexicana Vine Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lady Margaret Passion VinePassiflora xVine Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Scarlet Flame Passion VinePassiflora xVine Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Night-blooming cereusPeniocereus greggiiSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican night-blooming cereusPeniocereus serpentinusSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dahlia-rooted cereusPeniocereus striatusSucculent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rose CactusPereskia grandifloraSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Frog fruitPhyla nodifloraGround cover Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Summer Snow™ plumbagoPlumbago zeylandica Small shrub Butterfly GardensEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon FrangipaniPlumeria acutifoliaSmall shrub Butterfly Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Garcia Camp' heritage pomagranatePunica granatumSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ' Sosa Carillo' heritage pomegranatePunica granatum Sosa CarrilloTree Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Prairie coneflowerRatibida columniferaPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sugar sumacRhus ovataLarge shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tuberous sidaRhynchosida physocalyxPerennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert ruelliaRuellia peninsularisMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Trailing russeliaRusselia furfuraceaGround cover Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon White sageSalvia apianaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Chaparral sageSalvia clevelandiiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Carl Nielson sageSalvia clevelandii × S. mojavensisMedium shrub Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Galaena red sageSalvia darcyiPerennial Hummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red autumn sageSalvia greggiiSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Crimson sageSalvia henryiPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Lemmon sageSalvia lemmoniiSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Grape-scented sageSalvia melissodoraSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Black SageSalvia melliferaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon West Texas grass sageSalvia reptansSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hybrid grass sageSalvia reptans hybridSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Starrfire red skullcapScutellaria hybrid Perennial Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ScullcapScutellaria potosina var. tessellataPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sina voladorSelenicereus vagensSucculent/semisucculent
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran nightshadeSolanum hindsianum Large shrub Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Texas betonyStachys coccineaPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Organpipe cactusStenocereus thurberiSucculent/semisucculent BeesBatsTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Dwarf organpipe cactusStenocereus thurberi var. littoralisSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Day-of-the-dead flowerSymphiotrichum lanceolatumPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mountain marigoldTagetes lemmoniiSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican tarragonTagetes lucidaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Orange bellsTecoma garochaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow bellsTecoma stansLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Angelita daisyTetraneuris (Hymenoxys) acaulisSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Green threadThelesperma megapotamicumPerennial Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Alamos air plantTillandsia elizabethaePerennial Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sonoran air plantTillandsia exsertaPerennial Hummingbird Gardens
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Nacapule jasmineVallesia laciniataLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona rosewoodVauquelinia californicaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Skeleton-leaf goldeneyeViguieria stenolobaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Gabriel' heritage grapeVitis speciesVine BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Borja' heritage grapeVitis speciesVine BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mountain yuccaYucca (×schottii) madrensis Succulent/semisucculent Bees
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Banana YuccaYucca baccata baccataSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBeesBatsEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Sahuiliqui YuccaYucca grandifloraSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBeesBatsEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon GraythornZiziphus obtusifoliaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensBees
Common Name Botanical Name Form Purpose
Butterfly Gardens Butterfly Gardens
Spring Flowers
Tucson Revegetation < 4500'
Hummingbird Gardens Hummingbird Gardens
Summer Flowers
Takes Light Shade
Tortoise Food Tortoise Food
Fall Flowers
Hardy 15° to 22°F
Bee Gardens Bees
Winter Flowers
Patio Pots
Bat Gardens Bats
Bird Cover/Food
Moth Gardens
Ethnobotany Ethnobotany