Xeriscape Perennials

x = .5 ET Thrives in slightly dry conditions, requiring 1" of water per week
xx = .25 ET Thrives in dry conditions, requiring 1/2" of water per week
xxx = .125 ET Thrives in very dry conditions, requiring 1/2" of water every two weeks or less

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* Consult your independent garden center store for best varieties. Water needs will vary if used in containers.

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X- Xeriscape Perennials:
Thrives in slightly dry conditions

 

Monkshood
Aconitum spp.

 

Bishop's Weed
Aegopodium podograria

Carpet Bugle
Ajuga spp.

 

Lady's Mantle
Alchemilla mollis

Blue Star
Amsonia hubrichtii

 

Anemone/Windflower
Anemone spp.

Columbine
Aquilegia spp.

 

Bergenia, Heart-Leaved/Pigsqueak
Bergenia cordifolia

Bellflower/Bluebells/Harebells
Campanula spp.

Garden Mum
Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Tickseed
Coreopsis spp.

Larkspur
Delphinium spp.

Daisy Mum
Dendranthema x rubellum

 

Pinks *
Dianthus spp.

Sweet William
Dianthus spp.

 

Foxglove
Digitalis spp.

Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea

Alpine Willowherb
Epilobium fleischeri

 

Wintercreeper, Purpleleaf
Euonymus fortunei 'Coloratus'

 

Joe-Pye weed
Eupatorium spp.

Sweet Woodruff
Galium odoratum

Cranesbill
Geranium spp.
 

Geranium, Sticky
Geranium viscosissimum

 

English Ivy
Hedera helix

Sneezeweed
Helenium autumnale

 

Lenten Rose/Christmas Rose
Helleborus spp.

Coral Bells
Heuchera spp.

Rose Mallow
Hibiscus moscheutos

 

Hosta
Hosta spp.

 

St. John's Wort
Hypericum calycinum

Yellow archangel
Lamiastrum galeobdolon

Spotted Deadnettle
Lamium maculatum
 

Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum

Lupine
Lupinus spp.
 

Maltese Cross
Lychnis chalcedonica

Moneywort
Lysimachia spp.
 

Bee-Balm
Monarda spp.

Poppy, Iceland
Papaver nudicaule
 

Penstemon, Husker Red
Penstemon digitalis 'HuskerRed'

Phlox, Garden
Phlox paniculata
 

Jacob's Ladder
Polemonium caeruleum

Lungwort
Pulmonaria spp.
 

Rock Soapwort
Saponaria ocymoides

Mallow, Prairie
Sidalcea malviflora
 

Stoke's Aster
Stokesia laevis
 

Painted Daisy
Tanacetum x coccineum

Spiderwort
Tradescantia spp.
 

Speedwell, Creeping
Veronica repens

Pansy, Tufted
Viola cornuta
 

Violet
Viola spp.

Barren Strawberry
Waldsteinia ternata
 

 
   

XX- Xeriscape Perennials:
Thrives in dry conditions

 

Yarrow
Achillea spp.
 

Hyssop/Hummingbird Mint
Agastache spp.

Hollyhock
Alcea rosea
 

Onion Ornamental
Allium spp.

Mountain Gold
Alyssum montanum

Bugloss
Anchusa spp.
 

Golden Marguerite/Ox Eye Chamomile
Anthemis tinctoria

 

DENVER GOLD™ Columbine
Aquilegia chrysantha

Rockcress, White
Arabis caucasica

 

Sandwort
Arenaria montana

Sea Pinks
Armeria maritima

 

Sagebrush/Wormwood/Mugwort
Artemisia spp.

Aster
Aster spp.

 

Rockcress, Purple
Aubrieta spp.

Basket-of-Gold
Aurinia saxatilis

 

False Indigo
Baptisia australis

Blackberry Lily
Belamcanda chinensis

Starfower/Boltonia
Boltonia asteroides
 

False Forget-Me-Not
Brunnera macrophylla

Cupid's Dart
Catananche caerulea
 

Bachelor Button, Perennial
Centaurea montana

 

Plumbago/Leadwort
Ceratostigma
 plumbaginoides

Colewort
Crambe cordifolia

Purple Prairie Clover
Dalea purpurea
 

Iceplant
Delosperma spp.

 

Pinks*
Dianthus spp.

Twinspur, CORAL CANYON™
Diascia integerrima

 

Purple Coneflower
Echinacea angustifolia

Fleabane
Erigeron spp.

Whirling Butterflies
Gaura lindheimeri
 

Gazania
Gazania spp.

 

Avens
Geum spp.

Baby's Breath
Gypsophila spp.

 

Sunrose
Helianthemum

Sunflower
Helianthus spp.

 

False Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides

Daylily
Hemerocallis

 

Candytuft
Iberis sempervirens

Gilia/Fairy Trumpet
Ipomopsis spp.

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Iris
Iris spp.

Knautia, Purple/Red Pincushion
Knautia macedonica

Torch Lily/Red Hot Poker
Kniphofia spp.
 

Lavender, English
Lavandula angustifolia

 

Tree Mallow
Lavatera thuringiaca

Edelweiss
Leontopodium alpinum

Bitterroot
Lewisia cotelydon
 

Gay Feather
Liatris spp.

 

Rose Campion
Lychnis coronaria

Hollyhock Mallow
Malva alcea Fastigiata

 

Catmint
Nepeta spp.

Oregano, Ornamental
Origanum spp.

Daisy Sun
Osteospermum barberiae
 

Peony
Paeonia lactiflora

 

Oriental Poppy
Papaver orientale

Penstemon *
Penstemon spp.

 

Himalayan Border Jewel
Persicaria affinis

Jerusalem Sage
Phlomis spp.

 

Phlox, Creeping
Phlox subulata

Balloon Flower
Platycodon grandiflorus

Cinquefoil
Potentilla spp.
 

Lacy Self-Heal
Prunella laciniata

European  Pasque Flower
Pulsatilla vulgaris
 

Black Eyed Susan
Rudbeckia spp.

Salvia *
Salvia spp.
 

Lavender Cotton
Santolina spp.

Pincushion Flower
Scabiosa spp.
 

Stonecrop
Sedum spp.

Goldenrod
Solidago spp.
 

Lamb's Ears
Stachys byzantina

Feverfew, White
Tanacetum parthenium
 

Germander, Creeping
Teucrium canadensis

Thyme
Thymus spp.
 

Mullein
Verbascum spp.

Speedwell
Veronica spp.
 

Periwinkle
Vinca minor

California Fuchsia
Zauschneria spp
 

   

XXX- Xeriscape Perennials:

Mt. Atlas Daisy
Anacyclus pyrethrum var. depressus

 

Pussytoes
Antennaria spp.

Gay Butterfly/Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa
 

Chocolate Flower
Berlandiera lyrata

Hardy Cactus
Cactus spp.

 

Prairie Winecup/Poppy Mallow
Callirhoe involucrata

Sundrops
Calylophus spp.

 

Red Valerian/Jupiter's Beard
Centranthus ruber

Globe Thistle
Echinops ritro

 

Sulphur Flower
Eriogonum spp.

Sea Holly, Amethyst
Eryngium amethystinum

 

Cushion  Spurge
Euphorbia polychroma

Blanket Flower
Gaillardia spp.

 

Tatarian Statice
Goniolimon tataricum

Sea Lavender
Limonium latifolium

 

Flax, Blue
Linum perenne

Blackfoot Daisy
Melampodium leucanthum

 

Four-O'-Clock, Desert
Mirabilis multiflora

Evening Primrose
Oenothera spp.

 

Penstemon  *
Penstemon spp.

Russian Sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia

 

Prairie  Coneflower
Ratibida columnifera

Hens and Chicks
Sempervivum species

Globe/Prairie Mallow
Sphaeralcea spp.
 

Partridge Feather
Tanacetum densum amani
 

Snow Daisy
Tanacetum niveum

Paper Flower
Zinnia grandiflora

 

 

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