water conservation arizona landscape plants
Plant Information and Selection

It starts with finding the right plants--plants that thrive in our desert environment. Plants that fit your landscape, your lifestyle, and your vision. The following resources will help you explore the possibilities.

Interactive Gardening Guides

water conservation resource     Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert Online

A searchable, online guide to more than 200 beautiful plants that will thrive with little water and maintenance. Created by local experts and known as Arizona's "bible" of desert-adapted plants.

Mature size, form, sun exposure, water requirements and more provided for each plant.

Explore hundreds of photos. Search for plants by name or plant details.

More Information

water conservation resource     Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert - print publication

The original print publication Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert includes the same 200+ plants and plant details as the online version.

Copies are available from your local water conservation office.

water conservation resource     Plant Combinations for Seasonal Color

With a little planning, your landscape can be colorful year-round. Convenient reference lists provide selections of plants by blooming season.

water conservation resource     24 Bullet-proof Plants for Desert Landscapes

Detailed informational sheets on two dozen excellent plant choices for Arizona landscapes.

water conservation resource     Demonstration Gardens

Visit a demonstration garden near you to experience the possibilities first-hand. Explore plant combinations and seasonal colors, and get a sense for the mature size and habit of the plants you are considering for your landscape.

water conservation resource     Find a Nursery

Your local nursery is a source of both plants and expertise. Don't hesitate to ask the nursery pros if you need help tracking down plants or have questions.

water conservation resource     Ask a Master Gardener

Have a gardening question? Ask a Master Gardener!

water conservation resource     ADWR Low-Water-Use/Drought Tolerant Plant Lists

The Arizona Department of Water Resources maintains lists of low-water-use/drought tolerant plants appropriate to different regions of the state.