Drought, Xeric & Dry Soil Plants

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  • Ruellia humilis Prairie petunia Z 5-9

    lilac trumpets all summer and fall

    $10.45/bareroot

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    Ruellia humilis  Prairie petuna       Z 5-9
    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

    $10.45/bareroot

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    Salvia argentea Silver sage  Short-lived perennial  Z 5-7
    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)

  • Salvia nemorosa Meadow sage, Balkan clary Z 5-7

    Purple/lavender spire dense with flowers June to September

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    Salvia nemorosa  Meadow sage, Balkan clary Z 5-7
    Purple/lavender spire dense with flowers June to September.

    Size: 36" x 24"
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil - deadhead to promote rebloom. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Europe to Central Asia. Wildlife values: attracts butterflies & hummingbirds

    Salvia is from the Latin word salveo meaning “to heal” referring to the plant’s ancient medicinal uses. Collected before 1762.

  • Salvia verticillata Lilac sage, whorley clary, Salbey Z 5-8

    Muted lilac blue spikes June to October

    $10.45/bareroot

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    Salvia verticillata  Lilac sage, whorley clary, Salbey  Z 5-8
    Muted lilac blue spikes June to October.  It took 2 years to establish this plant to maturity during which time it was unimpressive but in year 3, it’s fabulous.  You get the benefit of mature plants.

    Size: 24” x 18-24”
    Care: sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Dead head to prolong bloom
    Native: Spain to Ukraine, Caucasus to Iran
    Wildlife Value: Butterfly magnet.

    Collected before 1753.