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2018 Plant Sale Details

2018 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: 08-30-2018

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

Filtered by: Tortoise Food (See All)

Common Name Botanical Name Form Purpose
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Palmer Indian mallowAbutilon palmeriSmall shrub BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Side-oats gramaBouteloua curtipendulaGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blue gramaBouteloua gracilisGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Baja fairy dusterCalliandra californicaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Fairy dusterCalliandra eriophyllaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Yellow evening primroseCalylophus hartwegiiGround cover Butterfly GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon SaguaroCarnegiea giganteaSucculent/semisucculent BeesBatsTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon False gramaCathestecum brevifoliumGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert willowChilopsis linearisTree Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hybrid silver torchCleistocactus hyalacanthus ×Succulent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona foldwingDicliptera resupinataPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Arizona cottontopDigitaria californicaGrass Tortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Casa de rataEchinocereus brandegeeiSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert fuschiaEpilobium canumPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise 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 'Quitobaquito Springs' 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 'Quitovac' heritage figFicus caricaMedium tree BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Rock figFicus petiolarisSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild cottonGossypium davidsoniiMedium shrub BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Wild cottonGossypium thurberiMedium shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Moon cactusHarrisia pomanensisSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Curly mesquiteHilaria belangeriGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon GuareguiIbervillea sonoraeVine BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon ClustervineJacquemontia pringleiVine Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red chuparrosaJusticia californicaMedium shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Red jacobiniaJusticia candicansSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican honeysuckleJusticia spicigeraSmall shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Blue flaxLinum lewisiiPerennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Hummingbird pincushion cactusMammillaria poselgeriSucculent/semisucculent Hummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Pyramid bushMelochia tomentosa Small shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Pink Flamingo'Muhlenbergia ×Grass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bull grassMuhlenbergia emersleyiGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Autumn Glow™Muhlenbergia lindheimeriGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Bush muhlyMuhlenbergia porteriGrass Tortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Undaunted® ruby grassMuhlenbergia reverchoniiGrass 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 Scarlet bee blossomOenothera suffrutescensPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Smooth prickly pearOpuntia phaeacantha var. laevisSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Santa Rita prickly pearOpuntia santa-ritaSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Tuna coloradaOpuntia stenopetalaSucculent/semisucculent Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon NopalOpuntia wilcoxiiSucculent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Passion fruitPassiflora aridaVine Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Edible passion fruitPassiflora edulisVine Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Mexican blue penstemonPenstemon amphorellaePerennial Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Garcia Camp' heritage pomagranatePunica granatumSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Luis Obispo' heritage pomagranatePunica granatumSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission Tumacacori' heritage pomegranatePunica granatumSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Antonio' heritage pomegranatePunica granatumSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Five Points' heritage pomegranatePunica granatumSmall tree Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Longneck RuelRuellia nudifloraPerennial Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Slimpod sennaSenna hirsuta var. glaberrimaSmall shrub Butterfly GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Desert mallowSphaeralcea ambigua Small shrub BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Fendler globe mallowSphaeralcea fendleriMedium shrub BeesTortoise FoodEthnobotany
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Caliche globe mallowSphaeralcea laxaSmall shrub BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Solar Flare+C129 orange tecomaTecoma × Large shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Crimson Flare® tecomaTecoma × Large shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Orange Jubilee'Tecoma ×Large shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Orange bellsTecoma garochaLarge shrub Butterfly GardensHummingbird GardensBeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon Torch cactus hybridsTrichocereus ×Succulent/semisucculent BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Borja' heritage grapeVitis speciesVine BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Antonio' heritage grapeVitis speciesVine BeesTortoise Food
Plant Care Sheet Camera icon 'Mission San Gabriel' heritage grapeVitis speciesVine BeesTortoise Food
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
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