Beauty Blooms in the Arizona Desert of Phoenix

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Now here in Arizona Sonoran desert areas surrounding Phoenix and Scottsdale we do not have the delicate tropical flower blooms of Hawaii and Florida. (Above photo of Red Bougainvillea which thrives in the desert heat in my yard)

However, one truly appreciates a desert flowering plant. We get the sometimes week long blooms off a cactus or the so call century plants (often every 5 to 9 years) from certain varieties of Yucca or Agave.

However, I truly appreciate the entire Summer long blooms of select plants that can take the direct sunlight of the Summer months from May through October with temperatures in excess of 100 degree (F).

I have three of these Summer Long blooming plants shown here from pictures in my own yard including the Red Bougainvillea which is drought tolerant, takes full sun grows as a bush and is very colorful.

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Mexican Bird of Paradise
Caesalpinia pulcherrima

The Mexican Bird of Paradise is an upright woody shrub with flowers ranging in color (red, orange, yellow) throughout the year.  They can reach up to 10 feet tall, so pruning recommended to keep a tighter foliage shape.  Caesalpinia is drought tolerant and will adapt to many soilsand can be planted in full sun. Attracts hummingbirds. 

Yellow Bells

Yellow Honeysuckle

Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans)

Yellow bells (Tecoma stans) are a fast-growing evergreen shrub with slender, gray-brown branches and clusters of bright yellow, trumpet-shaped flowers. Green, toothed, lace-shaped leaves offer a beautiful backdrop for the shrub's vibrant blooms, which attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees.

Also known as esperanza or yellow elder, these plants produce long, green seedpods after flowering that act as a food source for small animals. 

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Comments (6)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI the flowers are beautiful, enjoy them while the last.

May 30, 2023 03:39 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Jeff:

Since moving out here from Boston I have finally gotten used to the colorful flowers that thrive in the desert. The bougainvillea is stunning...and I love how it pretty much blooms all year least here. I enjoyed seeing the beauty in your yard.


May 30, 2023 05:19 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff funny I do not consider living in the desert but with that said we have Bouges like your photo in our backyard:) and as you know where I am from I always loved Bouges when just visiting, Endre

May 30, 2023 10:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Jeff, for sharing your photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

May 31, 2023 04:56 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, you have a great variety, Jeff! Love the Bouogainvillea - as well the Mexican Bird of Paradise & the Yellow Bells. With the slender stature of the branches, you'd think the prolific yellow flowers would snap those branches right in two. I think the smaller branches make it look so much more delicate too.


Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge, Jeff.


May 31, 2023 02:10 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS for your comments and challenged as it sure brightened a lot of peoples day this past month. Jeff

Jun 01, 2023 11:02 PM