Drought, Xeric & Dry Soil Plants

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  • Rubus odoratus Flowering raspberry Z 2-8

    Purple-pink saucer shaped flowers all summer



    Purple-pink saucer shaped flowers from June to October.  Rarely seen shrub.

    Size: 7-8' x 8'
    Care: full sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant. Immune to Walnut toxins.
    Native: Eastern North America

    For sale in an English catalog in 1730. William Robinson praised the flowering raspberry as bearing  “large clusters of rich purple flowers. Bearing scented leaves, the leaves and not the flowers being fragrant.”

  • Rudbeckia laciniata var. hortensia Golden Glow Z 3-9

    Rich, yellow double flowers



    “Rich, yellow double flowers borne in autumn, excellent for cutting,” Sanders 1913. July-August blooms on these imposing double daisies.

    Size: 5-7' x 12" and spreading
    Care: full sun, moist well-drained to well-drained soil, drought tolerant & immune to Walnut toxins.

    Serendipitous discovery in a group of seedlings in 1894. Said to be “the most popular hardy perennial introduced during the last 25 years,” April, 1905, The Garden magazine. Recommended by Gertrude Jekyll in 1908.

  • Ruellia humilis Prairie petunia Z 5-9

    lilac trumpets all summer and fall



    Lilac trumpets with dark pink veins all summer non-stop. Very long blooming but slow to emerge in spring.

    Size: 8-10" x 24"
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Midwest south to Florida and Texas, Wisconsin native
    Wildlife Value: attracts hummingbirds

    Ruellia  named for French royal herbalist Jean Ruell (1474-1537).  This species first collected by Thomas Nuttall, English plant hunter who found more American plants than anyone else, early 1800’s.

  • Salvia argentea Silver sage Z 5-7

    Large rosettes of the woolliest silver leaves



    Magnificent rosettes of the woolliest silver leaves.

    Size: 2-4’ x 10"
    Care: Sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant
    Native: Europe & No. Africa around Mediterranean

    Collected before 1750. Liberty Hyde Bailey said its, “white woolly foliage makes it a very decorative plant.”(1935)