The Q&A Archives: phoenix shade plant

Question: i have an irrigated area (deep watering, 18 standing water for several hours, every 10-20 days) w lg mature magnolia tree over area providing total shade. what can i plant that will tolerate phx heat, standing water, shade, will project over 2 ft wall? thanks.

Answer: Some plants recommended by Arizona State University include:
Ajuga reptens (CARPET BUGLE); Shiny green or copper foliage; erect spikes of deep
blue blossoms in spring.

Asparagus densiflorus ?Sprengeri? (SPRENGER ASPARAGUS); Arching trailing stems.
Light green needle-like foliage.

Baileya multiradiata (DESERT MARIGOLD); Soft, silvery grey foliage in a clump, bright yellow blossoms in spring

Convolvulus mauritanicus (GROUND MORNING GLORY); Low mounded mass of soft green-grey foliage; lavender blue trumpet shaped flowers, spring to early fall.

Euonymus fortunei ?Colorata? (PURPLE LEAF WINTERCREEPER); Mounding vine, dark green
foliage; foliage turning reddish purple in winter.

Hope one of these groundcover plants appeals to you!

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