What colorful flowers and plants can I plant in Arizona?

What colorful flowers and plants can I plant in my yard that will survive the heat of Peoria, Arizona.

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  • Louisecormier Louisecormier on Mar 10, 2018
    My parents lived there for 22 years and had a lemon and an orange tree. Very beautiful and easy to grow. They don’t grow very tall there. Her neighbor had a grapefruit tree that grew nice also.

  • Kel Kel on Mar 11, 2018
    If you have a landscape or greenhouse in your state, I would strongly recommend talking to them for the very best information.

  • Evelyn Fuller Evelyn Fuller on Mar 11, 2018
    It's a drive for you, but Leaf and Feathers is a great source of plants and information and the kids will love all the birds they have, they are just south of the city of Maricopa off the 347.

  • Annie Annie on Mar 11, 2018
    Hibiscus will survive there .Albeit, temperamental, it will survive if you take care of it. Oleander is another, however, poisonous and for whatever reason, it is planted everywhere in phoenix. I assume because it provides shade and produces flowers that are sustainable and drought tolerant. Lantana is another bush/ ground cover that is the oldest living indigenous to Az soil , which also has flowers almost all year so it survives with no issue, but once it starts you can't get rid of it. Same goes for aloe Vera both will multiple and produce double the sized space allows in almost no time. . Lastly, I assume my spelling t is wrong here, but, bolgenvia? It will crawl for wall coverage and has lots of vibrant flowers. However, being part of its defense mechanism, it grows very thorny vines that will tear you up if you ever decide to remove them. So, beware. There are a ton more that are drought tolerant, just depends on where you go to purchase and what you're doing to care for it.

  • Joan Stanley Joan Stanley on Mar 11, 2018
    Not only the heat is a factor but what kind of soil is as well. I live on the edge of the Texas Hill Country where the soil is very alkaline. That greatly limits plants. Your local nurseries should be of great help. Also, look at professional landscaped property for ideas.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Mar 12, 2018
    We lived in Glendale, AZ for several years and now live in Tonopah... we found that most citrus trees do well, lantana, geraniums until it gets about 100, petunias, seafoam status, roses, peach trees, thompson seedless grapes, red flame grapes, (some) concord grapes, aloe vera, agave, bouganvilla. There is also a vining plant called "queen's wreath or coral vine" that does really well... it explodes into bloom when the temps reach about 105... in the winter it dies back to the ground... and comes back up in the spring...
    Several great sources for you: Summer Winds nursery, 67 Ave and Bell road, Jackrabbit nursery, Jackrabbit road south of the I 10, Australian Outback nursery in Harquehela (good source for trees and drought tolerant stuff)