Low desert pollinator gardening is an excellent way to attract and support native wildlife while adding beauty to your outdoor space. Boechera perennans, commonly known as perennial rockcress, is a great addition to any low desert pollinator garden. This plant is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico and is a member of the Brassicaceae family.
Boechera perennans is a drought-tolerant plant that can thrive in low desert gardens with minimal watering.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Southwest United States and northern Mexico
Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Size: 6-20 inches tall and 12-18 inches wide
Sun: Full to part shade
Watering: Once a week in the summer, every two weeks in the winter
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 8.0
Temperature: Can tolerate both heat and frost
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval Host for the Spring White, Cabbage White, Desert Marble, Pearly Marble, Sara Orange Tip, Checkered White. Nectar plant for bees and butterflies
- Southwest Desert Flora
- Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants
- Desert Survivors Nursery
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