A large genus of more than 150 species of shrubs and perennials from the high deserts and dry riverbeds of the Americas. They are grown mostly for their clusters of small, pea-like flowers. Use them in a desert garden, rock garden, border, or natural area.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsPea-like flowers and kidney-shaped fruit.
CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil of moderate fertility.
PropagationPlant seeds where they are to grow in the garden or start in containers.
ProblemsGenerally trouble-free, but watch for rust.