Desert-Friendly Plants for Coachella Valley Landscapes
Welcome to Desert-Friendly Plants for the Coachella Valley. Use this information to help select landscape
plants that grow successfully in California’s low desert region. In the Coachella Valley, up to 80 percent of
residential water is used to irrigate landscapes, so growing water-conserving plants goes a long way in saving
water. This site does not list all plants that will grow here, but those included are known to perform well in
the Coachella Valley. More than 330 plants with over 800 photos are shown and described, listed in
alphabetical order by their scientific (botanical) name. Here are the different ways you can access this
Search By Plant Type
Click on the photos of Plant Types below to browse and review plants within a specific category.
allows you to find plants to fulfill a specific need, such as water use, height or width, flower color,
bloom season and more. The more specific your selections, the fewer the plants sorted for your review.
Reduce your criteria for more choices. Also, use this feature to search for plants by name—both botanic (Latin) and common names.
Wondering what Low Water, Reflected Sun, Hardy to Cold and Canopy Coverage mean?
Learn the basics
of what a plant needs to grow successfully in your yard.