Hardy Chrysanthemums:Normally thought of as a potted plant, there’s no reason for New Mexico residents not to incorporate chrysanthemums into an in-ground garden!
Red Valerian :Red valerian produces gorgeous star-shaped flowers that attract birds and butterflies. It grows in clumps that can reach up to three feet tall and five feet wide.
English Lavender: English lavender can be used in cooking, potpourris, or in fragrant soapmaking. Pollinators, like bees and butterflies, are drawn to English lavender.
Sulphur-flower Buckwheat : the sulphur-flower buckwheat is a beautiful low-maintenance addition to gardens in New Mexico. In May, yellow flowers begin to appear on the plant.
Russian Sage: Russian sage looks like lavender, its leaves give off the distinctively spicy smell of sage. Don’t eat it! Russian sage contains toxic properties.
Golden Columbine:Adaptability is the hallmark of the golden columbine. In the wild, golden columbines grow among the rocks in damp shady canyons.