Create your own seasons in Los Angeles with these drought tolerant plants

Who said that the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows of Fall were impossible for the residents of Los Angeles to enjoy? At Flores Artscape we celebrate the unique climate of this city and it’s hundreds of colorful desert plants. Step aside, pumpkins. Here are some fall-blooming plants that will bring your backyard to life.

Kangaroo Paw

One of our most popular plants, Kangaroo Paw comes from (you guessed it) Australia and is very friendly towards the arid Los Angeles climate. These vibrant, exotic plants will make your yard look amazing year round.


Mexican Honeysuckle

These lovely perennial flowers attract all types of pollinators such as hummingbirds and bumblebees. If you’re thinking of replacing your yard with decomposed granite, this shrub will make an excellent accent.



Who doesn’t want some feel-good yellow in their yard? These cheerful flowers will impress your guests when grouped along flagstone pathways.



Enjoy a burst of fall color in your garden with goldenrod. This low-maintenance, sun-loving perennial produces long wands of golden-yellow flowers from late summer through autumn.



The richly colored beloperone blooms all year round and can be a much-needed source of pollen for your local hummingbirds during the winter months. Slightly wild looking, this large plant is a great choice if you’re going for a natural desert landscape.


Joe Pye Weed

If perhaps you enjoy neutrals more than vibrant fall oranges, then you’ll love the large, pale rose colored flowers produced by Joe Pye Weed. Bonus: this plant is so tough you can probably drive a truck over it and not phase it a bit. Joe Pye Weed is a big plant (although dwarf varieties that grow 3 feet tall are available), so give it plenty of room to stretch out.



These versatile perennials are available in an almost unlimited selection of colors, sizes, and flower forms that look amazing planted by themselves or mixed with other flowers. All they require is a sunny location and a drink whenever the surface of the soil begins to dry. 


Red-Hot Poker

The striking red-hot poker can grow up to five feet tall and thrives in our desert weather. Looking to make an impression? This lily is sure to make your landscape look grand.

Think that summer is over and the time for getting your new landscape has passed? Think again! Here in Southern California, Fall and Winter can be the best seasons for new plantings in your backyard due the milder, more moist temperatures.

Contact Flores Artscape today to schedule a free consultation for your new landscape!