Desert willow, Chilopsis linearis is a large deciduous shrub or small tree, usually15 foot or so. Its willow-like, long, narrow leaves and growth along desert washes give the desert willow its name. The Penstemon-like flowers are fragrant, pink to lavender. They appear in May and keep coming until September or frost. Native near waterways in Mojave and Colorado deserts. Likes moderate water and sun. Does best inland and in desert.
Salvia 'Bee's Bliss': A natural hybrid between drought-tolerant California salvias, 'Bee's Bliss' makes a spreading mound of rich gray foliage topped by one-foot stems of lavender blooms in spring; deer-proof and drought tolerant. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/homeandgarden/article/The-Sage-of-Salvias-Peninsula-gardener-Betsy-2819127.php#ixzz2V6tDt6wx