Looking for the perfect plants to place in your Southern Utah Yard? Most of Southern Utah is located in a 7 or 8 plant hardiness zone. This means that the lowest average temperature is usually five degrees Fahrenheit. Plants in these zones need to be able to withstand much hotter temperatures than zones with a lower ranking. Below you will find a list of some of the best plants that survive in a hot, dry condition and require only a minimal amount of watering.
This perennial shrub grows abundantly and produces a beautiful fragrance. Although the flowers are only in bloom during the spring, this green shrub will look great year-round. This flowering plant needs full sun and prefers well-drained soil. This is a great option if you like a wild-flower look and prefer less maintenance.
Like the Cleveland Sage, the English Lavender plant produces a great fragrance. The bloom time for this plant is typically June through August, but also looks great year-round. The English Lavender does best in a full-sun environment and has low water needs. Another perk of this plant is that it is deer and rabbit resistant. Plant this in your garden to keep the deer away from the rest of your crops and flowers.
A great way to add a lot of color to your garden is with Snapdragons. These flowers come in a wide range of colors and grow anywhere between six inches to three feet tall. Snapdragon flowers love the sun and well-drained soil.
Another great drought-tolerant flower is the Blackfoot Daisy. This plant is a great choice when you have a bare-spot in your garden that you are unsure of how to fill. It typically ranges from 12 to 18 inches wide. The flowers on this plant appear not only in the spring, but also in the fall.
The Globe Mallow is another plant where we don’t just see the flowers appearing in the spring. They also appear intermittently throughout the year. While usually blooming in an orange color, you can also find this flower in pink, white and purple varieties. This is one of the easiest plants to grow in a Desert and once again requires full sunlight but minimal watering.