Shrubs by Genus  So-T

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Solanum umbelliferum incanum  Common Name: Bluewitch

Family: Solanaceae

Type: Shrub, 1.5'h x 3'w

Flowers: Early Spring to Summer

Flower Color: Blue

Likes: Full Sun

A member of the nightshade family.  Smaller shrub.  Found in lower elevation foothills.

Very hardy, drought tolerant, perennial. Early season color.

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Sphaerelcea ambigua  Common Name:  Purple Globe Mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Purple

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Can be summer deciduous.  Very interesting plant with long flowering period. Very adaptable and grows over a wide range of elevations, soil types and habitats.  Can grow into a small shrub depending on conditions.  Easy to grow.  Drought tolerant.  Can take some summer irrigation after established but limited only.  

Winter / Fall

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Sphaerelcea ambigua  Common Name:  Apricot Globe Mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Apricot

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Can be summer deciduous.  Very interesting plant with long flowering period. Very adaptable and grows over a wide range of elevations, soil types and habitats.  Can grow into a small shrub depending on conditions.  Easy to grow.  Drought tolerant.  Can take some Summer irrigation after established but limited only.  

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Sphaerelcea ambigua  Common Name:  Red Globe Mallow

Family: Malvaceae

Type: Small plant 2'h x 2'w

Flowers: February - April

Flower Color: Red

Likes: Full Sun

Perennial.  Can be Summer deciduous.  Very interesting plant with long flowering period. Very adaptable and grows over a wide range of elevations, soil types and habitats.  Can grow into a small shrub depending on conditions.  Easy to grow.  Drought tolerant.  Can take some summer irrigation after established but limited only.  

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Trichostema lanatum  Common Name:  Woolly Blue Curls

Family: Lamiaceae

Type: Small plant 4'h x 3'w

Flowers: March to June, fall

Flower Color: Violet

Likes: Full/part Sun

Don't miss this one - an all-star.  Very nice, evergreen, showy small to mid sized shrub. 

Will flower with moisture.  Does not need Summer water after established.  Nice paired with Salvias.