Las Vegas Gardens: What Are the Best Plants to Grow?

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LAS VEGAS GARDENS: WHAT ARE THE BEST PLANTS TO GROW?

Plants at Springs Preserve

If you read our last blog post, then your garden should be more than ready for plants! Living in a subtropical desert climate like we do here in Las Vegas, it can be hard to figure out what to plant. However, there are several guides that have been published in print and online. One in particular, DavesGarden.com, tells you all the plants that can grow and in what mile radius of a particular city. Check out their list of plants that can grow in Las Vegas and within a 3-mile radius!

For a bigger radius, be sure to check out DavesGarden.com!

Plant name Location
Hot Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper ‘Jalapeno’
Capsicum annuum
Las Vegas, NV
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Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis
Las Vegas, NV
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Tomato ‘Juliet’
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Las Vegas, NV
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Pepper ‘Fish’
Capsicum annuum
Las Vegas, NV
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Sweet Pepper ‘Shishito’
Capsicum annuum
Las Vegas, NV
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Tomato ‘Chocolate Sprinkles’
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Las Vegas, NV
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Pink Ladies, Mexican Evening Primrose, Showy Evening Primrose
Oenothera speciosa
Las Vegas, NV
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Ornamental Eggplant, Easter Egg Plant
Solanum ovigerum
Las Vegas, NV
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Buddleja Species, Woolly Butterfly Bush
Buddleja marrubiifolia
Las Vegas, NV
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Bird of Paradise, Crane Flower
Strelitzia reginae
Las Vegas, NV
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Desert Bird of Paradise, Yellow Bird of Paradise
Caesalpinia gilliesii
Las Vegas, NV
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Pomegranate, Granate Apple
Punica granatum
Las Vegas, NV
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Afghan Pine, Eldar Pine, Mondell Pine, Mondale Pine
Pinus eldarica
Las Vegas, NV
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Ornamental Sweet Potato, Sweet Potato Vine ‘Margarita’
Ipomoea batatas
Las Vegas, NV
1 miles
Silver Jade, Silver Dollar Plant, Beestebul, Chinese Jade, Money Plant, Round-leaved Crassula
Crassula arborescens subsp. undulatifolia
Las Vegas, NV
2 miles
Passion Flower, Passionflower, Passion Vine, Passionvine ‘Lavender Lady’
Passiflora
Las Vegas, NV
2 miles
Ghost Plant, Mother of Pearl Plant
Graptopetalum paraguayense
Las Vegas, NV
2 miles
Purple Heart, Purple Queen, Wandering Jew ‘Purpurea’
Tradescantia pallida
Las Vegas, NV
2 miles
Pencil Tree, Milkbush, Milk Bush, Finger Tree, Sticks of Fire ‘Rosea’
Euphorbia tirucalli
Las Vegas, NV
2 miles
Tomato ‘Hawaiian Tropic’
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Tufted Evening-Primrose
Oenothera caespitosa subsp. marginata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Paper Flower
Psilostrophe cooperi
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Desert Indianwheat
Plantago ovata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Grape ‘Flame’
Vitis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Loquat ‘Coppertone’
X Raphiobotrya
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Lantana Trailing Purple ‘Trailing Purple’
Lantana montevidensis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Swiss Chard ‘Five Color Silverbeet’
Beta vulgaris subsp. cicla
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Superb Beardtongue, Superb Penstemon
Penstemon superbus
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Mexican Bladdersage, Paperbag Bush
Salazaria mexicana
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Winterfat
Krascheninnikovia lanata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Las Vegas buckwheat, Nile’s wild buckwheat, golden buckwheat
Eriogonum corymbosum var. nilesii
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Weeping Lantana, Trailing Lantana ‘Monswee’
Lantana montevidensis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Desert Dandelion
Malacothrix glabrata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Saltillo Evening Primrose
Oenothera stubbei
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Peach ‘Honey Babe Miniature’
Prunus persica
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Baby’s Tears, Angel’s Tears, Mind-your-own-business
Soleirolia soleirolii
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Big Galleta
Hilaria rigida
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Pistachio
Pistacia vera
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Mt. Atlas Mastic Tree
Pistacia atlantica
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Mastic Tree
Pistacia lentiscus
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Osage Orange, Bois d’arc, Bodock Tree, Horse Apple, Hedge Apple ‘Whiteshield’
Maclura pomifera
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Yellow Bells, Trumpet Flower
Tecoma stans
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Smooth Sumac
Rhus glabra
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Spearleaf Swampmallow, Pale Pavonia, Pale Texas Rosemallow, Pale Rock Rose, Fairy Hibiscus
Pavonia hastata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Chinese Pistache, Chinese Pistachio
Pistacia chinensis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Australian Sarsparilla, False Sarsaparilla, Happy Wanderer, Coral Pea, Lilac Vine
Hardenbergia violacea
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Redflower False Yucca, Red Yucca ‘Brakelights’
Hesperaloe parviflora
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Yellow Bells, Trumpet Flower ‘Gold Star’
Tecoma stans
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Hybrid Tea Rose ‘Tropicana’
Rosa
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Cabbage Palm, Cabbage Tree, Ti Kouka, Torbay Palm, Dracaena Spike ‘Red Sensation’
Cordyline australis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Aloe
Aloe leptosiphon
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Meyer’s Lemon Tree, Valley Lemon ‘Improved Meyer’
Citrus x meyeri
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Brittle Prickly-Pear, Marble Cactus, Fragile Prickly Pear
Opuntia fragilis var. denudata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Firethorn ‘Tiny Tim’
Pyracantha
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Pomegranate ‘Wonderful’
Punica granatum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Nectarine ‘Sweet Pearl’
Prunus persica var. nucipersica
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Parry’s Beardtongue, Parry’s Penstemon
Penstemon parryi
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Hollyhock
Alcea rosea
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Sideoats Grama
Bouteloua curtipendula
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Blue Grama Grass, Blue Gramma
Bouteloua gracilis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Rose Fountain Grass, Purple Fountain Grass ‘Rubrum’
Pennisetum setaceum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Pineapple Guava, Feijoa
Acca sellowiana
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Vitex, Chaste Tree, Lilac Chaste Tree, Monk’s Pepper
Vitex agnus-castus
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Lantana
Lantana camara
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Desert Willow, Desert Catalpa, Flowering Willow, Orchid of the Desert
Chilopsis linearis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Lily of the Nile, African Lily
Agapanthus africanus
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Coriander, Cilantro, Chinese Parsley
Coriandrum sativum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Trumpet Narcissus, Trumpet Daffodil ‘King Alfred’
Narcissus
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Pride of Barbados, Red Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Poinciana, Peacock Flower, flamboyan-de-jardin
Caesalpinia pulcherrima
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Angel Trumpet, Angel’s Trumpet
Brugmansia sanguinea
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Floribunda Rose ‘Europeana’
Rosa
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Floribunda Rose ‘Intrigue’
Rosa
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Oleander ‘Petite Pink’
Nerium oleander
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Texas Sage, Texas Ranger, Cenizo, Barometer Bush, Silverleaf, Purple Sage ‘Green Cloud’
Leucophyllum frutescens
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Violet Silverleaf, Texas Silverleaf, Silverleaf Ranger, Cenizo ‘Thunder Cloud’
Leucophyllum candidum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Agave, Maguey Liso, Weber Agave
Agave weberi
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Lantana ‘New Gold’
Lantana
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Pampas Grass ‘Pumila’
Cortaderia selloana
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Agave, Hybrid Agave, Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’
Agave
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Desert Marigold, Desert Baileya, Wild Marigold, Paper Daisy
Baileya multiradiata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Tomato ‘Tiny Tim’
Lycopersicon lycopersicum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Lantana ‘Radiation’
Lantana
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Kale, Collard, Cole ‘Georgia’
Brassica oleracea var. acephala
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Cockscomb, Plume Plant, Feathered Amaranth (Plumosa Group) ‘Pampas Plume’
Celosia argentea var. plumosa
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Eggplant ‘Japanese White Egg’
Solanum melongena var. esculentum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Sunflower ‘Mammoth Russian’
Helianthus annuus
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Globe Mallow, Desert Mallow
Sphaeralcea ambigua
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Carrot ‘Scarlet Nantes’
Daucus carota
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Sugar Bush, Chapparal Sumac
Rhus ovata
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Tazetta Narcissus, Paperwhite Daffodil, Paperwhites ‘Ziva’
Narcissus
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Texas Ebony
Pithecellobium flexicaule
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Saguaro, Sahuara, Giant Cactus
Carnegiea gigantea
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Smooth Mountain Prickly Pear, Indian Fig, Mission Cactus, Tuberous Prickly Pear, Nopal
Opuntia ficus-indica
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Potato ‘Russet Burbank’
Solanum tuberosum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Lemon ‘Eureka’
Citrus limon
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Silver Cassia, Feathery Cassia
Senna artemisioides
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Algerian Ivy, Canary Island Ivy, North African Ivy, Madeira Ivy
Hedera canariensis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Ladino Clover, White Clover, White Dutch Clover
Trifolium repens
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Sweet Orange, Navel Orange ‘Washington’
Citrus sinensis
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Lantana ‘Dallas Red’
Lantana camara
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Siberian Kale ‘Red Russian’
Brassica napus var. pabularia
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Mexican Fan Palm, Skyduster
Washingtonia robusta
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
California Fan Palm
Washingtonia filifera
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Potato ‘Yukon Gold’
Solanum tuberosum
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles
Desert Sand Verbena, Pink Sand Verbena
Abronia villosa
Las Vegas, NV
3 miles

 

Do you have any other plants that you’ve seen grow well out here? If so, let us know in the comments! We want to hear from you!

Table and information from davesgarden.com. image courtesy of google.com.