We probably get more requests for plant recommendations to fill containers in the hot, sunny, dry gardens of the Southwest (and other parts of the country) than anywhere else. So, with summer coming fast and zones already heating up, here’s your lucky 13 plants that no waterwise, xeric landscape should be without. You’re welcome!
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Everything we love about a bougainvillea–the flowers, the color, the long season of bloom–in a more compact version that’s right-sized for containers. Rich gold-colored flower-like bracts that age to a lovely pink. Up to 2′ tall, 4′ wide. Full sun.