Drought, Xeric & Dry Soil Plants

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  • Stachys byzantina Lamb’s ears, Woolly betony Z 4-8

    Velvety granite gray leaves, as soft as a lamb's ear

    $9.25/bareroot

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    Stachys byzantina syn. Stachys lantana     Lamb’s ears, Woolly betony, Woolly woundwort  Z 4-8
    Velvety granite-gray leaves, as soft as a lamb’s ear, bearing spikes with pale lavender flowers all summer.

    Size: 12-15" x 12-15"
    Care: Full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant & deer resistant.
    Native: Iran

    Stachys is Greek meaning, “spike.” Believed to cure almost everything. Italians urged people to: “sell your coat and buy betony.” Cultivated by George Washington at Mount Vernon.

  • Tanacetum niveum Silver tansy, Snow tansy Z 5-9

    Profusion of small classic daisies May-July atop fragrant silver foliage

    $9.95/bareroot

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    Tanacetum niveum  Silver tansy, Snow tansy  Z 5-9
    Profusion of small classic daisies May-July atop fragrant silver foliage

    Size: 2’ x 3’
    Care: sun in moist well drained soil

    Named by Carl Heinrich Schultz (1805-1867)

  • Thymus serpyllum ‘Minus’ syn. T. praecox ‘Minus’ Dwarf thyme Z 5-9

    Miniscule gray-green leaves, topped by tiny pink flowers

    $6.95/3" pot

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    Miniscule gray-green leaves, topped by tiny pink flowers in midsummer, spreads to form a tight carpet.

    Size: 1” x 12” spreads
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Europe
    Wildlife Value: Deer resistant.
    Size: Great for rock gardens, groundcover, drought tolerant.

    Thymus  from the Greek word for “odor” due to the plant’s fragrance. Ancient Greeks made incense with thyme.  ‘Minus’ described by Parkinson in 1640.  He called it Thymus serphyllum vulgare minus.

  • Tunica saxifraga syn. Petrorhagia saxifraga Tunic flower Z 4-8

    pixie, palest of pink blossoms

    $9.95/bareroot

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    Tunica saxifraga  syn. Petrorhagia saxifraga       Tunic flower   Z 4-8
    Free blooming pixie, palest of pink blossoms from June through October on wiry stems form a 4″ tall mound. Perfect for rock gardens, front of borders or groundcover.

    Size: 4" x 8"
    Care: sun in well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Pyrenees and Alps

    Tunica is Latin meaning “tunic” or “coat” referring to overlapping bracts beneath the flower.  Near the turn of the century William Robinson described the Tunic flower as having ” elegant little rosy flowers … a neat plant for the rock garden and fringes of borders and thrives like a weed between the stones in a rough stone wall.”  “Suggestive of a miniature gypsophila.”  H.H. Thomas, 1915.  Cultivated in the U.S. since the 1800’s.