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Desert Spoon
Blackfoot Daisy
Yellow Oleander, Lucky Nut
Desert Spoon

Common name: Desert Spoon
Botanical name: Dasylirion wheeleri

Evergreen with open rosette form grows at a moderate rate to 4' x 4'. Saw toothed gray-green leaves have interesting twisting affect. Flowes are cream and appear on tall stalks late spring to summer. Distinct accent plant. Accepts full sun and is very frost tolerant. Native to southern Arizona and the Chihuahuan Desert.

Blackfoot Daisy

Common name: Blackfoot Daisy
Botanical name: Melampodium leucanthum

Small mounding perennial grows quickly to 1' x 2'. White daisylike flowers with yellow centers cover the plant nearly year-round The leaves are narrow and gray-green. Accepts full sun or partial shade but blooms better in the sun. Bright and colorful groundcover. Plant in well-drained soil. Native to the southwest U.S. and Mexico.

Yellow Oleander, Lucky Nut

Common name: Yellow Oleander, Lucky Nut
Botanical name: Thevetia peruviana

Small evergreen tree grows quickly to 8' x 8'. Glossy medium green leaves. Flowers are trumpet-shaped and can be saffron yellow or salmon colored. They can appear any time of year but most heavily summer to fall. All parts of the plants are poisonus if ingested. Flowers are followed by 1-inch fruits that start out red and turn black. Great for tropical landscapes. Native to tropical America.

Designer:

Small Front Yard

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Water dry spots by hand instead of running the entire sprinkler system longer.