Utah Natives for Your Garden

Whether you're looking for additions to a water-wise, low maintenance or standard garden, there is a Utah native plant that is right for you. Native plants are currently blooming or dazzling us with fall color both in the Natural Area and throughout the Garden.

Rubber Rabbitbush    Chrysothamnus nauseosus

This shrub is great for a blast of late season, vibrant color and requires very little water.

Golden Currant    Ribes aureum

Golden-yellow flowers decorate this shrub in the spring, followed by colorful berries and deep-red leaves in the fall.

Broom Snakeweed    Gutierrezia sarothrae

Butterflies love the yellow blooms of this small shrub, which does well in poor soils.

Copper Spine Pricklypear   Opuntia littoralis var. martiniana

Ruby red fruits adorn the large upright pads of this very water-wise native in fall.

Showy Goldeneye    Viguiera multiflora

Small sunflower-like blooms decorate this cheery Utah Native.

Four-wing Saltbrush    Atriplex canescens

The showy seedheads of this large shrub can make an unusual and interesting statement in a garden.

Hummingbird Flower    Zauschneria latifolia

Scarlet-red trumpet shaped flowers appear in spring and attract hummingbirds through to fall on this sprawling perennial.

A small sampling of the plants that will be available at our fall plant sale.

Our annual Fall Bulb & Native Plant Sale is a great opportunity to discover a variety of plants for all manner of gardens and to support the horticulture and education programs here at Red Butte garden. Come visit us this Friday from 3 to 7:30pm and this Saturday from 9am to 7:30pm when staff and volunteers will be available to assist you with finding wonderful plants for your garden. Click here for more information.

Photos by Jason Baker and Sarah Sandoval


Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec 24-Jan 1

*On days when outdoor concerts are scheduled, garden hours are 9AM-5PM

Only Service Animals are allowed in the garden


Members: Free
Adults (ages 18-64): $12
Seniors (ages 65+): $10
Military w/ID: $10
Children (ages 3-17): $7
Children (under 3): Free
U of U Faculty/Staff: $10
U of U Students: Free with valid ID

Groups (12 or more) $1 off ea. person

Enjoy half-price admission December, January, and February


300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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