Incorporating plants native to your climate means less water, less maintenance, and more wildlife. Here are our top picks around the West
Native to: Baja California
It’s a favorite with Southwest gardeners and reaches 5 ft. tall. The shrub attracts hummingbirds with its brilliant red stamens that resemble powder puffs. Use it as an accent in front of a living ocotillo fence or as a backdrop for small blue agaves.