Sensory Garden for the Southwest

Use this landscape design plan to provide fragrant, colorful plantings for your patio.

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Plant List

A. Fragrant ash (Fraxinus cuspidata)
Alternative: Utah serviceberry (Amelanchier utahensis) or other small accent tree

B. Bladderpod (Isomeris arborea)
Alternative: Other medium-sized shrub, three to five feet tall

C. Red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
Alternative: Purple ceniza (Leucophyllum candidum ‘Thunder Cloud’) or other small shrub, two to three feet tall

D. Mat penstemon (Penstemon caespitosus)
Alternative: Other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall

E. Mexican feather grass (Nasella tenuissima)
Alternative: Other small ornamental grass, one foot tall

F. Mojave verbena (Verbena gooddingii)
Alternative: Other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall

G. Mojave aster (Xylorhiza orcuttii)
Alternative: Dorri sage (Salvia Dorrii) or other herbaceous plant, one to two feet tall

H. Western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. pubescens)
Alternative: Other grass or fern, two to three feet tall

I. Orange hummingbird mint (Agastache aurantica)
Alternative: Sunset hyssop (Agastache rupestris) or other herbaceous plant, two to three feet tall

J. Humminbird sage (Salvia spathacea)
Alternative: Other herbaceous accent plant, one to three feet tall

K. Dwarf white zinnia (Zinna acerosa)
Alternative: Other groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall

Key

1. Butterfly house
2. Existing patio

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Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

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