Munro Globemallow

Munro Globemallow Sphaeralcea munroan   A perennial that grows to 2 feet tall, with scalloped leaves and fragrant orange blossoms that resemble hollyhocks. Common on dry, rocky ground in high desert and foothills. Drought hardy. Prettier if grown at low...

Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat Ratibida columnifera   A robust perennial that grows to 3 feet tall, resembling a Mexican sombrero. Black cone-shaped heads are surrounded by drooping mahogany red ray flowers. They are a good cut flower. Flowers...

Indian Paintbrush

Indian Paintbrush Castilleja chromosa   A perennial that grows to one foot tall, with purple-green leaves and brilliant scarlet to crimson flowers that are among the first of the season to attract hummingbirds. Native in foothill communities throughout the state....

Firecracker Penstemon

Firecracker Penstemon Penstemon eatonii   A robust perennial that grows to 3 feet tall, with shiny, broad evergreen leaves and handsome one-sided spikes of tubular red flowers that attract hummingbirds. Native throughout Utah, from desert fringes to subalpine...

Desert Four O’Clock

Desert Four O’Clock Mirabilis multiflora   A perennial that grows to 2 feet tall, with blue-green leaves and fragrant magenta blossoms that open in late afternoon. Forms large, rounded mats that are spectacular when in bloom. Drought tolerant. Requires full...

Blue Flax

Blue Flax Linum lewisii   A many-stemmed perennial that grows to 2 feet tall. Leaves are narrow, waxy green. Sky-blue flowers produced in profusion, but each lasts a day. Drought hardy, but watering prolongs bloom time. Often flowers the first year from seed....