Drought, Xeric & Dry Soil Plants

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  • Gaillardia aristata Blanket flower Z 3-8

    Yellow and red daisy petals surround red cones non-stop

    $10.95/bareroot

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    Yellow and red daisy petals surround red cones non-stop, June-October, a true winner.

    Size: 30” x 24”
    Care: sun, well-drained soil
    Native: Western US, Canada to Arizona

    Named for French botanist, M. Gaillard de MarentonneauFirst found by Meriwether Lewis in July 1806, then collected by Thomas Nuttall,  1811 and then by David Douglas in the Rocky Mountains around 1812.  Blackfoot used Blanket flower to absorb soup and waterproof rawhide.  The entire plant toasted and pounded, mixed with bear grease cured mumps. It prevented balding and cured eye ailments in horses.

  • Geum triflorum Prairie smoke Z 1-6

    Pale purplish to pink cup-shaped flowers in spring

    $8.25/bareroot

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    Pale purplish to pink bud-shaped flowers in spring followed by long silky seed heads – like magic.

    Size: 12" x 12"
    Care: sun to part shade in well-drained to moist well-drained soil, drought tolerant.
    Native: all of northern No. America, Wisconsin native

    Introduced to gardens in 1609. Many Native American medicinal uses. Blackfoot, to cure coughs, skin sores and wounds, swollen eyes, canker sores, and fuzzy thinking. Okanagan-Colville women made a love potion from the roots, and cured vaginal yeast infections.

  • Globularia cordifolia Globe daisy, Wedge leaved globularia Z 5-9

    Dense, blue, globe-shaped umbels in spring

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    Dense, blue, globe-shaped umbels in spring, mat forming, leathery, spoon-shaped leaves.

    Size: 5” x 12”
    Care: sun in well-drained soil
    Native: alpine pastures in Switzerland and Pyrenees
    Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit.

    Collected before 1753.  “The most desirable (Globularia) for the rockwork is the neat G. cordifolia which is a little prostrate trailing shrub with bluish flowers.” William Robinson 1879.

  • Gypsophila repens ‘Rosea’ Creeping baby’s breath Z 4-7

    Dainty white flowers from June to October

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    Dainty pink flowers from June to October on short, thin foliage.  Makes excellent groundcover, front of the border or rock garden plant.

    Size: 8" x 12-20"
    Care: Sun well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.
    Native: Mountains of central and southern Europe
    Awards: England's Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

    Gypso is Greek meaning “gypsum or lime.”  Phylos means “loving.” Plant requires limey soil.  Discovered in Siberia in 1774.  American garden cultivation since 1800’s.

  • Hemerocallis ‘Hyperion’

    Midsummer, fragrant lemon yellow trumpets

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    Midsummer, fragrant lemon yellow trumpets

    Size: 36" x 12"
    Care: Sun, moist well-drained soil. Drought tolerant.

    Hybrid origin, bred in 1925 and still popular today.

  • Hernaria glabra Rupturewort Z 5-9

    Tiny green flowers bloom atop tiny spreading foliage in July and August

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    Tiny green flowers bloom atop tiny spreading foliage in July and August.

    Size: 2” x 12”
    Care: sun moist well-drained to dry soil
    Native: Europe, west & central Asia

    Grown as a ground cover over graves in the 1800’s and “as a carpet bedding plant on account of its neat and compact dark green foliage,”  Sanders 1913.  Named for its old-time medicinal use, a remedy for hernias (powdered herb mixed with wine, ingested daily.)

  • Hesperaloe parviflora Red Yucca Z 6-9

    Cerise scarlet trumpets up and down the flower spike in summer

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    Cerise scarlet trumpets up and down the flower spike in summer

    Size: 3’ x 5’
    Care: sun moist well-drained to dry soil
    Native: Europe, west & central Asia
    Wildlife Value: Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit tolerant,

    Named by Dr. George Engelmann, a German physician and plant fanatic who emigrated to America in the early 1800’s, settling in St. Louis.

  • Hunnemannia fumariifolia Goldencup, Mexican Tulip Poppy Z 9-11, Annual in colder areas

    yellow crepe-papery petals encircle orange stamens, poppy-like blooms, above dissected blue-green foliage

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    Non-stop, very showy, bright yellow crepe-papery petals encircle orange stamens, poppy-like blooms, above dissected blue-green foliage. Without doubt, our favorite annual.

    Size: 2-3’x2’
    Care: sun in moist, well-drained to well-drained soil
    Native: highlands in Chihuahua Desert from northern Mexico into southern Arizona and Texas.
    Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies and bees

    Described in The British Flower Garden  3: 54, pl. 276. 1828.