I live in Phoenix, AZ and I would like to plant some type of shrub or plant in my front planters. They run along the front of the home. One is 23\' x 1\' and the other is 14.5\' x 1\'. currently there are Agave plants in there which I am pulling out, they have overgrown and reproducing like crazy. I would like something that is easy to maintain, adds color to the front of my home, attracts Hummingbirds and/or Butterflies and can possibly add some shade to the front of the home. Focusing on the fact that the planters are only about a foot deep, I have been looking at all the plants in local nurseries and most grow out to 3 - 5 feet in circumference, which would push against the home or require me to groom it on a schedule. Do you have any options which would help me make a decision on what to plant?
Recommendation on Plants to Use
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This article will give you some plant suggestions.
You can also visit local garden centers and even look at landscaping in your area.
You can also contact your County Extension Office for a list of plants suited to your region.