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Plant & Pest Finder

San Luis Valley climate-approved plant & pest finder

Discover the right plant for your specific garden needs in our vast library of trees, shrubs, perennials, vegetable seeds, and more. As experts in our desert climate, we also know about common pests in the area. Use our finder tool to get advice on how to keep your green areas healthy.

Plant type

Annual
Edible Garden
Groundcover
Ornamental Grass
Perennial
Shrub
Tree
Vine
Water
Garden
House Plant

Type of Tree or Shrub

Deciduous
Evergreen

Sunlight

Sun
Shade
Partial Sun

Plant Width

1"-6"
6"-18"
18"-3'
3'-6'
6'-10'
10'-15'
15'-25'
25'-40'
40'+

Plant Height

1"-6"
6"-18"
18"-3'
3'-6'
6'-10'
10'-15'
15'-25'
25'-40'
40'+

Bloom Colors

Blue
Green
Multicolor
Orange
Pink
Purple
Red
White
Yellow

Bloom Times

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Fall Colors

Multicolor
Purple
Red
Yellow

Attributes

Attracts Bee
Attracts Bird
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbird
Climber - Trellis
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Disease Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Easy Care
Edible Fruit
Fast Growing
Hedge
Insect Resistant
Native
Rabbit Resistant
Salt Tolerant
Urban Tolerant
Winter Interest
Use the criteria to the left to find the right plant for your needs or enter a keyword below
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Iris
Iris
Iris brevicaulis
Perennial
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
10.0
14.0
Blue, Purple, White, Yellow, Orange, Pink
Spring, Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower
Snow in Summer
Snow in Summer
Cerastium tomentosum
Perennial, Groundcover
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
White
Summer
Attracts Hummingbird, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Salt Tolerant, Medicinal
Tarragon
Tarragon
Artemisia dracunculus
Herb, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
21.0
21.0
Edible, Easy Care
Spice, Camellia Tea
Spice, Camellia Tea
Camellia sinerisis
Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
31.0
60.0
White
Spring, Fall
Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Winter Interest, Easy Care
Grafted Cactus (Moon Cactus)
Grafted Cactus (Moon Cactus)
Gymnocalycium myhanovichii
Succulent, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
1.5
4.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Crabapple, Flowering
Crabapple, Flowering
Malus x
Trees
Deciduous
Sun
1
210.0
210.0
Pink, Red, White
Spring
Yellow
Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbird, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Spirea
Spirea
Spirea
Shrubs, Groundcover
Deciduous
Sun
1
60.0
54.0
White, Pink
Spring, Summer
Yellow, Copper
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Hedge
Coriander (Cilantro)
Coriander (Cilantro)
coriandrum sativum
Herb
Partial Sun
3
15.0
21.0
White, Pink
Edible, Fast Growing
Lamb's Ear
Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina
Perennial, Groundcover
Sun
1
Purple
Spring, Summer
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Gerbera Daisy or African Daisy
Gerbera Daisy or African Daisy
Gerbera jamesonii
Annual
Sun
1
Partial Sun
3
Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink, White
Spring, Summer
Cut Flower, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Edible
Red Twig Dogwood
Red Twig Dogwood
Cornus sericea
Shrubs
Deciduous
Sun
1
White
Spring
Red
Attracts Bees, Winter Interest, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care
Dracaena, Arborea
Dracaena, Arborea
Dracaena cinnabari
Houseplant
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
24.0
90.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Honey Locust
Honey Locust
Gleditsia triacanthos
Trees
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
570.0
690.0
Yellow, Copper
Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Drought Tolerant, Native
Peking Cotoneaster
Peking Cotoneaster
Contoneaster qcutifolia
Shrubs
Deciduous
Sun
1
Partial Sun
3
Pink, White
Spring
Attracts Bee, Attracts Bird, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Salt Tolerant,
Jade
Jade
Crassula ovata
Houseplant, Succulent
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
Shade
2
24.0
36.0
Pink, White
Winter
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Bean, Bush Lake (green beans)
Bean, Bush Lake (green beans)
phaseolus vulgaris
Edible Garden
Sun
1
36.0
18.0
Edible, Medicinal
Pansy
Pansy
Viola x wittrockiana
Annual
Shade
2
Partial Shade
4
Multicolor, Yellow, Purple, Orange, White, Red, Scarlet
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care
Verbena
Verbena
Verbena
Annual, Groundcover
Sun
1
21.0
10.0
Blue, Purple, Red, White, Multicolor
Spring, Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Insect Resistant
Citrus Bush (Lemon, Lime, Kumquat)
Citrus Bush (Lemon, Lime, Kumquat)
Citrus x limon, Citrus spp, Citrus japonica
Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
31.0
54.0
White
Spring
Edible Fruit, Winter Interest
Lavender
Lavender
Lavadula
Herb, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
18.0
18.0
Edible, Cut Flower, Easy Care
Cabbage
Cabbage
Brassica oleracea var. capitata
Edible Garden
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
21.0
18.0
Edible
Hosta
Hosta
Hosta spp.
Perennial
Shade
2
Partial Shade
4
White, Lavender, Pink
Summer
Easy Care, Drought Tolerant
Columbine, Alpine
Columbine, Alpine
Aquilegian alpina
Perennial
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
31.0
22.5
Blue, Purple, Multicolor, Pink, Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Lavender
Spring, Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower, Rabbit Resistant
Dwarf Mock Orange Snowflak
Dwarf Mock Orange Snowflak
Philadelphus x
Shrubs
Deciduous
Sun
1
White
Spring
Attracts Bee, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Fast Growing, Hedge
Blue Spruce
Blue Spruce
Picea pungens
Trees
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
240.0
570.0
Green, Silver
Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Native, Attracts Birds, Salt Tolerant, Easy Care
Haworthia (Zebra Plant)
Haworthia (Zebra Plant)
Haworthia fasciata
Succulent, Houseplant
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
3.5
5.5
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Potentilla (Cinquefoil, shrubby)
Potentilla (Cinquefoil, shrubby)
Potentilla fruiticosa
Shrubs, Groundcover
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
36.0
30.0
Pink, Red, Yellow, White
Summer
Copper
Attracts Bees, Easy Care, Native, Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Hedge
Cosmos
Cosmos
Cosmos bipinnatus
Annual
Sun
1
Pink, White
Summer, Fall
Attracts Bees, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing
Forsythia
Forsythia
Forsythia x intermedia
Shrubs
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
108.0
108.0
Yellow
Spring
Purple, Red
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Fast Growing
Tillandsia, Espinosae
Tillandsia, Espinosae
Airplant, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
4.0
2.5
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Maple, Tartarian
Maple, Tartarian
Acer tataricum
Trees
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
240.0
240.0
Green, White
Spring
Red, Yellow
Attracts Birds, Attracts Bees, Easy Care, Salt Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
Orchid, Flowering (Moth Orchid)
Orchid, Flowering (Moth Orchid)
Phalaenopsis
Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
10.0
22.0
Pink, Multicolor, Red, Yellow, Purple, White, Lavender
Spring, Summer
Cut Flower, Easy Care, Salt Tolerant
Cauliflower
Cauliflower
Brassica oleracea var. botrytis
Edible Garden
Sun
1
18.0
21.0
Edible
Eggplant
Eggplant
Solanum melongena
Edible Garden
Sun
1
21.0
42.0
Edible
Parsley
Parsley
petroselinum crispum
Herb, Houseplant
Sun
1
15.0
18.0
Edible, Easy Care
Stock
Stock
Matthiola incana
Annual
Blue, Lavender, Pink, Red, Yellow, White
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower
Maple, Freeman
Maple, Freeman
Acer x Freemanii
Trees
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
510.0
750.0
Red
Spring
Red, Orange
Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Drought Tolerant, Fast Growing, Disease Resistant, Easy Care
Aspen, Quaking
Aspen, Quaking
Populus tremuloides
Trees
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
300.0
660.0
Yellow
Fast Growing, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Native, Easy Care
Echeveria
Echeveria
Echeveria
Houseplant, Succulent
Evergreen
Sun
1
9.0
12.0
Pink, Orange
Spring, Summer
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Tomato, Mid Varieties
Tomato, Mid Varieties
Solanum lycopersicum
Edible Garden
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
60.0
84.0
White, Yellow
Edible Fruit, Attracts Bees, Fast Growing
Buffaloberry, Silver
Buffaloberry, Silver
Shepherdia argentea
Shrubs, Groundcover
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
36.0
132.0
Yellow
Spring
Brown
Attracts Bees, Hedge, Salt Tolerant, Attracts Birds, Native
Stevia (Candy leaf)
Stevia (Candy leaf)
stevia rebaudiana
Herb, Houseplant
Sun
1
12.5
12.5
Edible, Fast Growing, Easy Care
Marigold, American
Marigold, American
Tagetes erecta
Annual
Sun
1
31.0
22.0
Yellow, Orange, Red
Spring, Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Cut Flower, Easy Care, Rabbit Resistant, Fast Growing
Impatiens
Impatiens
Impaiens wallerina
Annual, Houseplant
Shade
2
Partial Sun
3
3.5
Pinl, Orange, Red, White
Spring, Summer, Fall
Drought Tolerent, Easy Care, Native
Dainthus, Sweet William
Dainthus, Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus
Annual, Perennial
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
12.5
16.0
Pink, Red, White
Spring, Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Cut Flower
Tillandsia, Caput medusae (Head of Medusa)
Tillandsia, Caput medusae (Head of Medusa)
Airplant, Houseplant
Sun
1
9.0
5.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Mint
Mint
mentha
Herb, Edible Garden, Perennial, Groundcover, Vine, Houseplant
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
60.0
30.0
Climber - Trellis, Easy Care, Drought Tolerant, Trailing, Edible
Aloe
Aloe
Aloe vera
Houseplant, Succulent
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
Shade
2
Sun
1
24.0
36.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Salt Tolerant, Winter Interest, Medicinal
Zinnia
Zinnia
Zinnia elegans
Annual
Sun
1
PInk, Purple, Yellow, Orange, White, Lavender, Red
Summer
Cut Flower, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Valiant Grape
Valiant Grape
Vitis labrusca 'Valiant'
Perennial, Vine, Edible Garden,
Deciduous
Shade
2
Attracts Bird, Climber - Trellis, Edible Fruit, Fast Growing
Peppers, Hot
Peppers, Hot
Edible Garden
Sun
1
24.0
36.0
Edible
Tomato, Late Varieties
Tomato, Late Varieties
Solanum lycopersicum
Edible Garden
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
60.0
84.0
White, Yellow
Edible Fruit, Attracts Bees
Juniper, Tam
Juniper, Tam
Juniperus sabina
Shrubs, Groundcover
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
120.0
96.0
Green
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Green
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Hedge
Peppers, Sweet
Peppers, Sweet
Edible Garden
Sun
1
21.0
54.0
Edible
Thyme
Thyme
Thymus vulgaris
Herb, Houseplant
Sun
1
9.0
9.0
Purple
Summer
Edible, Easy Care
Squash, Winter
Squash, Winter
Edible Garden
Sun
1
102.0
42.0
Edible
Tallhedge Buckthorn or Alder Buckthorn
Tallhedge Buckthorn or Alder Buckthorn
Rhamnus frangula
Shrubs
Deciduous
Sun
1
Partial Sun
3
White
Spring
Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Hedge
Daylily
Daylily
Hemerocallis
Perennial
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
36.0
24.0
Pink, Orange, Purple, Red, Yellow
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Cut Flower
Venus Fly Trap
Venus Fly Trap
Dionaea muscipula
Houseplant
Deciduous
Sun
1
5.5
9.0
White
Spring
Winter Interest
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Heuchera (Coral Bells)
Heuchera sanguinea
Perennial
Partial Sun
3
Partial Shade
4
Red, Pink, Orange, White
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird
Japanese Barberry
Japanese Barberry
Berberis thunbergii
Shrubs
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
Red
Hedge, Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds
Tillandsia, Funckiana
Tillandsia, Funckiana
Airplant, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
1.0
4.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Winter Interest
Lilac, Common
Lilac, Common
Syringa vulgaris
Shrubs
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
10.0
10.0
Purple, White, Lavender, Pink
Spring
Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbird, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Snapdragon
Snapdragon
Antirrhinum majus
Annual
Sun
1
21.0
24.0
Multicolor, Pink, Red, Yellow, Blue, Purple, White
Spring, Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Fast Growing
Schefflera, Arboricola Bush
Schefflera, Arboricola Bush
Schefflera arboricola
Houseplant
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
31.0
54.0
Easy Care, Winter Interest, Drought Tolerant
Broccoli
Broccoli
Brassica oleracea var. italica
Edible Garden
Sun
1
Partial Sun
3
15.0
27.0
Edible
Ficus, Lyrata (Fiddle-leaf Fig)
Ficus, Lyrata (Fiddle-leaf Fig)
Ficus lyrata
Houseplant
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
21.0
72.0
Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Winter Interest, Fast Growing, Easy Care
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Shrubs
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Blue, Pink, Red, Green, White
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Fast Growing
Bonsai, Tropical
Bonsai, Tropical
Houseplant
Evergreen
Sun
1
12.0
16.0
Winter Interest
Sand Cherry, Western
Sand Cherry, Western
Prunus besseyi
Shrubs
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
54.0
54.0
White
Spring
Yellow
Attracts Bees, Native
Delphinium
Delphinium
Delphinium x belladonna
Perennial
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
18.0
66.0
Blue, Purple, Lavender, White, Pink, Scarlet
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower
Cucumber
Cucumber
Cucumis sativus
Edible Garden
Sun
1
Partial Sun
3
30.0
30.0
Edible
Stone Crop
Stone Crop
Sedum spurium
Perennial, Groundcover, Succulent
Sun
1
Pink
Summer
Attracts Bee, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Burning Bush
Burning Bush
Euonymus alatus
Shrubs
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
72.0
72.0
Yellow, Green
Spring
Red
Attracts Bees, Easy Care, Drought Tolerant
Black Eyed Susan
Black Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia hirta
Perennial
Sun
1
Yellow
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird
Golden Jackpot Weigela
Golden Jackpot Weigela
Weigela
Shrubs
Deciduous
Sun
1
Pink
Spring, Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Drought Tolerant, Hedge, Easy Care
Bugleherb or Blue Bugle
Bugleherb or Blue Bugle
Ajuga reptans
Perennial, Groundcover
Shade
2
Partial Shade
4
White
Summer
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Attracts Bee, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Drought Tolerant
Privet
Privet
Ligustrum spp.
Shrubs
Deciduous
Sun
1
White
Summer
Attracts Bee, Attracts Bird, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Squash, Summer
Squash, Summer
Edible Garden
Sun
1
78.0
24.0
Edible
Calendula
Calendula
Calendula officinalis
Annual
Sun
1
Yellow, Orange
Summer
Cut Flower, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Medicinal
Virginia Creeper
Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Perennial, Vine
Sun
1
White
Summer
Red, Orange
Attracts Bee, Attracts Bird, Attracts Hummingbird, Fast Growing, Hedge
Palm, Guatemalen Ponytail
Palm, Guatemalen Ponytail
Beaucarnea recurata
Houseplant
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
24.0
48.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Peony
Peony
Paeonia
Perennial
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
42.0
42.0
Pink, White
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower, Easy Care
Crassulas
Crassulas
Crassula muscosa
Houseplant, Succulent
Evergreen
Sun
1
12.0
25.0
Pink, White
Spring, Summer
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Basil
Basil
Ocimum basilicum
Herb, Houseplant
Sun
1
15.0
18.0
Edible, Fast Growing, Easy Care
Currant, Red
Currant, Red
Ribes silvestre
Shrubs, Groundcover
Deciduous
Shade
2
Partial Sun
3
84.0
66.0
Yellow, Green
Spring
Yellow
Attracts Hummingbird, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies
Coleus
Coleus
Solenostemon scutellarioides
Annual, Houseplant
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
Shade
2
18.0
24.0
Blue, White
Fall
Easy Care, Fast Growing
Spotted Dead Nettle
Spotted Dead Nettle
Lamium maculatiom
Perennial, Groundcover
Shade
Shade
2
Pink, Purple, White
Summer
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy Care, Drought Tolerant
Tomato, Early Varieties
Tomato, Early Varieties
Solanum lycopersicum
Edible Garden
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
60.0
84.0
White, Yellow
Edible Fruit, Attracts Bees, Fast Growing
Willow, Weeping
Willow, Weeping
Salix babylonica
Trees
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
570.0
540.0
Yellow
Attracts Birds, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Salt Tolerant, Winter Interest
Hibiscus
Hibiscus
Hibiscus syriacus
Perennial
Sun
1
Pink, Red, White
Summer
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Easy Care, Salt Resistant, Fast Growing
Chokecherry
Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana
Trees
Deciduous
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
240.0
240.0
White
Spring
Red, Orange
Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant
Tillandsia, Ionantha Guatemala
Tillandsia, Ionantha Guatemala
Airplant, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
2.5
1.5
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Philodendron, Xanadu
Philodendron, Xanadu
philodendron x Xanadu
Houseplant
Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
60.0
36.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Winter Interest
Gazania
Gazania
Gazania rigens
Annual
Sun
1
Yellow, Orange
Summer, Fall
Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbird, Cut Flower
Russian Sage
Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia
Perennial, Shrubs
Deciduous, Semi-Evergreen
Partial Sun
3
Sun
1
30.0
54.0
Blue
Summer, Fall
Deer Resistant, Attracts Bees, Attracts Hummingbird, Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant
Tillandsia, Tectorum
Tillandsia, Tectorum
Airplant, Houseplant
Sun
1
6.5
6.5
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Tillandsia, Xerographica
Tillandsia, Xerographica
Airplant, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
4.5
4.5
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Tillandsia, Andreana
Tillandsia, Andreana
Airplant, Houseplant
Partial Sun
3
5.0
5.0
Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Winter Interest
Apple
Apple
Malus pumila, syn. malus domestica
Trees
Deciduous
Sun
1
300.0
390.0
White
Spring
Yellow
Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Edible Fruit

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