Drought, Xeric & Dry Soil Plants

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  • Sedum sieboldii syn Hylotelephium sieboldii, October Daphne Z 3-9

    Fleshy gray-green foliage edged with pink

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    Fleshy gray-green foliage edged with pink encircles the prostrate stems, flowering strawberry pink in fall.

    Size: 4" x 8"
    Care: full sun in moist well-drained to well-drained soil. Drought tolerant and deer resistant.
    Native: Japan

    Sedum means “plant that sits.”  “Live forever” is an ancient Greek name for the plant. The Roman Pliny claimed that sedum’s juice treated wounds.  In the 1500’s English herbalist Gerard called sedums “very full of life,” referring to succulent’s quality of being very easy to grow.  William Robinson described Sedum sieboldii as “a beautiful Stonecrop loved by slugs.” (We have not found that, the slug part, to be true.)  American garden cultivation by 1850.

  • Sedum spurium ‘Coccineum’ Dragon’s blood Z 4-9

    Star-shaped crimson flowers August – September atop succulent red-tinged leaves that blaze all crimson in fall and winter.

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    Star-shaped crimson flowers August – September atop succulent red-tinged leaves that blaze all crimson in fall and winter. Perfect for rock gardens, front of border, fairy gardens, roof gardens, troughs and groundcover or any place with drought.

    Size: 6” x 24”
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: Caucasus Mountains

    Sedum means “plant that sits.” “Live forever” is an ancient Greek name for sedums. The Roman Pliny claimed that sedum’s juice treated wounds. In the 1500’s English herbalist Gerard called sedums “very full of life,” referring to succulent’s quality of being very easy to grow. Spurium means “false.” This cultivar collected before 1826.

  • Sidalcea malvaeflora Checker bloom Z 5-8

    Fuchsia-pink mallow type blooms on upright stems

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    Fuchsia-pink mallow type blooms on upright stems, looking like miniature hollyhocks from midsummer to fall.

    Size: 18-24" x 10"
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained soil
    Native: western No. America
    Wildlife Value: Attracts large white skipper butterflies.

    Collected by botanist Charles Wright (1811-1885) before 1880.

  • Silene chalcedonica syn. Lychnis chalcedonica Maltese cross, Jerusalem cross Z 4-8

    Balls of tomato-red crosses

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    Balls of tomato-red crosses top 3′ stems in June and July, reblooming if deadhead

    Size: 3-4' x 12"
    Care: Sun to part shade moist well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: Western Russia

    Chalcedonia refers to a place near Constantinople. Louis IX reputedly transported this plant from Jerusalem to France on his return from the Crusades. Liberty Hyde Bailey called this “one of the best of old fashioned flowers.” In both Jefferson’s and Washington’s gardens.