Extreme shade

Begonias (try wax leaf or dragonwing varieties), Calla lily, Cyclamen, Dianthus, Delphinium, Foxglove, Huechera(coral bells), Impatiens, Kale-ornamental, Nasturtium, Plectranthus, Primrose (primula spp.), Statice-sea lavender, Draceana spikes, Vinca major, and various herbs, such as Lemon Balm, Mints, Woodruff, and French Tarragon.

Gardening in the Desert Southwest has become an exercise in managing extremes. Recently, we experienced the coldest temperatures in 30 years. This past summer we experienced the most number of days at or above 110 degrees. Taking into consideration that avid gardeners will continue to plant their gardens, here are some extreme plant choices for extreme conditions.