Southwest Sensory Garden Plan

Use this landscape design plan to provide fragrant, colorful plantings for your patio.
This garden plan is made for a sensory garden in the Southwest.

A Sensory Garden Plan for the Southwest

This garden plan is made for a sensory garden in the Southwest.

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

This garden plan is made for a sensory garden in the Southwest.

These plantings are designed to create a beautiful, soothing sensory garden in the Southwest.

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 

A sensory garden plan for the Southwest.

Southwest Sensory Garden Overview

A sensory garden plan for the Southwest.

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

A sensory garden plan for the Southwest.

Key 

1. Butterfly house 
2. Existing patio

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