October is Time to Plant in the Desert Landscape
Thinking about planting but not sure if this is the right time? October is considered the second planting season in Tucson. Spring is ideal but plants do well in the fall too. Want to get some autumn color? There are lots of great plants to get that red, buy viagra find orange, viagra sales and yellow associated with the fall and the color changes of the trees back east. These plants do great in Tucson and can give you that autumn color:
Orange Jubilee (Tecoma hybrid) – A large shrub that grows fast to a size of 8’x 6’, it is semievergreen with orange trumpet like clusters. There are no thorns and only moderate litter. It also attracts hummingbirds. (Shown Above)
Red Justicia (Justicia candicans) – This moderate growing shrub grows to a sprawling 3’x 3’ size. It is evergreen with bright red flowers that show from the fall through the spring. This is a low litter plant with no thorns. It works well in containers and attracts hummingbirds.
Desert Marigolds (Baileya multiradiata) – Of course our list would not be complete without including this fast growing 1’x 1’ perennial native to the Southwest. It grows well from seed and provides yellow daisylike flowers almost year round. It reseeds easily and gives you a long period of color.
These are just a few great choices for planting in Tucson. Get other great ideas from the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association website plant list. All plants listed on their website are low water use plants. And, remember, always plant the right plant in the right place!