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Teddy Bear Cholla
Desert Marigold
Brittlebush
Teddy Bear Cholla

Common name: Teddy Bear Cholla
Botanical name: Cylindropuntia bigelovii

Short, tidy cholla that is coated with yellow sheathed thorns. The color is especially marked when plants are backlit. Rarely flowering, these plants spread by dropping stems and rooting along. Use where it will not be disturbed.

Desert Marigold

Common name: Desert Marigold
Botanical name: Baileya multiradiata

Fast growing perennial reaches 1' x 1'. Soft silvery gray leaves. Bright yellow daisy like flowers appear year round. This undemanding plant reseeds easily. Accepts reflected sun. Be careful not to overwater. Native to southwest U.S. and northern Mexico.

Brittlebush

Common name: Brittlebush
Botanical name: Encelia farinosa

Silvery gray mounding shrub grows to 3' x 4'. Yellow daisylike flowers appear winter to spring. Short lived individual plants but will reseed easily. Good for naturalistic landscapes. Rapid growth following rain. Overgrown and fragile if overwatered. Seeds attract birds. Native to Sonoran & Mojave deserts.

Designer:

Desert Wash

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways.