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Drought-tolerant Perennials

 

 

 

 

FLOWER

BOTANIC NAME

COMMON NAME

DIA

HGT

COLOR

TIME

Perennials:

 

 

 

 

 

achillea ageratifolia

Greek yarrow

17"

4"

white

May

achillea filipendulina 'coronation gold'

coronation gold yarrow

24"

36"

yellow

?

achillea filipendulina 'moonshine'

moonshine yarrow

24"

18"

yellow

June - Aug.

achillea serbica

Serbian yarrow

15"

4"

white

?

achillea spp.

yarrow

18"

27"

varies

May - Sept.

schillea x 'kellereri'

Keller's yarrow

15"

8"

white

June - Aug.

achillea x 'moonshine'

moonshine yarrow

24"

18"

yellow

June - Aug.

adenophora latifolia

lady bells

18"

24"

purple

?

aethionema schistosum

fragrant Persian stonecress

15"

10"

pink

March

agastache cana

giant or double bubblemint hyssop

24"

36"

pink

June - Sept.

agastache neomexicana

New Mexico hummingbird mint

18"

27"

pink

?

agastache rupestris

sunset hyssop/licorise mint

24"

36"

orange

July - Oct.

agastache x 'desert sunrise'

hybrid hummingbird mint

24"

44"

pink

July - Oct.

agave neomexicana

New Mexico century plant

27"

21"

yellow

?

alcca rosea

hollyhock

21"

4'

varies

July - Aug.

allium senescens 'blue twister'

?

10"

12"

pink

June - Aug.

aloinopsis spathulata

hardy living stone

6"

1"

pink

March - ?

alyssum montanum 'mountain gold'

creeping basket of gold

17"

5"

yellow

April - June

anacyclus depressus

Mt. Atlas daisy

15"

3"

white

March

anthemis biebersteiniana

Marshall chamomile

16"

14"

yellow

June

artemisia spp.

wormwood/mugwort/white sage

24"

24"

white

July - Sept.

srtemisia versicolor 'seafoam'

curlicue sage

24"

18"

yellow

?

artemisia x Powis castle

silver sage

30"

36"

none

na

asclepias tuberosa

orange butterfly weed

18"

18"

orange

?

aster spp.

aster/Michaelmas daisy

20"

28"

varies

July - Oct.

aurinia saxatile

basket-of-gold

12"

10"

yellow

April - May

berlandiera lyrata

chocolate flower

18"

15"

yellow

March - Oct.

callirhoe alcaeoides 'Logan Calhoun'

Logan Calhoun white flowered poppy mallow

21"

6"

white

?

callirhoe involucrata

poppy mallow

27"

5"

red

June - Aug.

calylophus hartwegii v. lavandulifolius

sundrops

18"

15"

yellow

June - Aug.

calylophus serrulatus

dwarf sundrops

15"

15"

yellow

May - Aug.

centranthus ruber 'coccineus'

Jupiter's beard

30"

30"

red

May - Aug.

coreopsis grandiflora 'sunray'

?

18"

24"

yellow

June - Aug.

corydalis spp.

corydalis

18"

9"

varies

May - Sept.

dalea purpureum

purple prairie clover

18"

18"

purple

?

delosperma spp.

iceplant

18"

3"

varies

May - June

dianthus gratianopolitanus 'firewitch'

firewitch garden pink

18"

8"

pink

May

dianthus spp.

pinks

12"

7"

varies

May - Aug.

draba spp.

whitlow grass

12"

3"

yellow

March - May

dracocephalum grandiflorum

dragonhead

24"

21"

blue

July - Aug.

echinacea purpurea

purple coneflower

21"

30"

varies

July - Sept.

echinocereus reichenbachii v. baileyi

Bailey's lace cactus

6"

6"

pink

May - ?

echinops banaticus 'blue glow'

blue glow globe thistle

18"

48"

blue

July

eriogonum umbellatum 'Shasta sulfur'

Shasta sulfur buckwheat

24"

21"

yellow

May - June

erodium chrysanthum

yellow stork's bill

12"

5"

yellow

?

eschscholzia californica

California poppy

9"

9"

yellow

April - June

gaillardia grandiflora 'Goblin'

Goblin blanket flower

15"

12"

orange

June - Aug.

gaura lindheimeri 'pink cloud'

pink cloud apple blossom grass

18"

42"

pink

June - Aug.

geum spp.

avens

15"

9"

varies

May - June

gypsophila paniculata

baby's breath

30"

30"

white

Aug. - Sept.

gypsophila repens

creeping baby's breath

9"

4"

white

June

helianthus maximiliana 'lemon yellow'

lemon yellow Maximilian's sunflower

36"

72"

yellow

?

helianthus maximiliana 'santa fe'

Maximilian's sunflower

48"

84"

yellow

Oct.

heliopsis helianthoides

false sunflower

42"

48"

yellow

July - Aug.

hemerocallis hybrids

daylily

27"

24"

varies

July - Aug.

hesperaloe parviflora

Texas red yucca

36"

60"

red

?

heuchera sanguinea

coralbells

12"

18"

varies

June - Sept.

hymenoxys scaposa

thrifty-leaf perky Sue

8"

5"

yellow

?

iris hybrids

dwarf iris

17"

8"

varies

March - May

iris hybrids

tall bearded iris

18"

23"

varied

May - June

knautia macedonica

knautia

21"

39"

purple

May - Oct.

kniphofia uvaria

torch lily/red hot poker

32"

36"

orange

June - Aug.

kniphofia uvaria 'hybrid mix'

red hot poker

36"

36"

orange

June - Aug.

lavandula angustifolia 'hidcote superior'

?

18"

16"

purple

?

lavandula angustfolia 'nana'

dwarf blue lavender

16"

10"

blue

?

lavandula angustifolia 'Melissa'

Melissa pink lavender

18"

18"

white

?

lavandula angustifolia 'Mitcham Gray'

Mitcham Gray lavender

20"

20"

purple

?

lavandula angustifolia 'royal velvet'

royal velvet English lavender

24"

30"

blue

May - June

lavandula x intermedia 'grosso

grosso lavender

24"

30"

purple

?

lavandula x intermedia 'provence'

provence lavendar

24"

30"

purple

?

lavatera thuringiaca

tree mallow

60"

60"

pink

June - Sept.

liatris punctata

gayfeather

18"

18"

pink

Aug.

liatris spicata

gayfeather

21"

27"

varies

July - Aug.

limonium latifolium

perennial blue statice

21"

30"

blue

June - Aug.

limonium spp.

sea lavendar

24"

30"

purple

July - Sept.

linum lewisii 'appar'

appar blue flax

18"

18"

blue

May

linum spp.

flax

13"

21"

varies

May - June

monarda fistulosa

bee balm

27"

30"

blue

July

nepeta

catmint

21"

21"

purple

May - June

nepeta x faassenii 'select blue'

blue catmint

18"

15"

purple

May - Aug.

nepeta x 'Walker's low'

Walker's low catmint

18"

21"

purple

May - Aug.

onethera macrocarpa

Ozark sundrops or Missouri evening primrose

28"

10"

yellow

June - Aug.

oenothera macrocarpa 'Comanche campfire'

Silverleaf evening prinrose

21"

10"

yellow

?

oenothera speciosus 'rosea'

showy pink evening primrose

18"

10"

pink

?

oenothera spp.

sundrops/evening primroses

24"

9"

varies

May - Sept.

origanum libanoticum

cascading ornamental oregano

18"

18"

pink

July - ?

papaver spp.

poppy

16"

12"

varies

May - June

penstemon cardinalis

cardinal penstemon

24"

36"

red

June - Aug.

penstemon catonii "Richfield selection'

firecracker beardtongue

12"

30"

red

?

penstemon linarioides v. coloradoensis

Colorado narrowleaf beardtongue

12"

8"

blue

?

penstemon palmeri

pink wild snapdragon

24"

54"

pink

June - ?

penstemon pinifolius

pineleaf penstemon

24"

15"

orange

June - Aug.

penstemon pinifolius 'compactum'

compact pineleaf penstemon

12"

10"

red

May - ?

penstemon pinifolius 'mersea yellow'

yellow pineleaf penstemon

15"

12"

yellow

June - Aug.

penstemon pinifolius 'shades of mango'

shades of mango pineleaf beardtongue

15"

15"

orange

?

penstemon pseudospectabilis

desert beardtongue

18"

36"

red

May - Oct.?

penstemon spp.

penstemon/beardtongue

22"

23"

varies

June - Aug.

penstemon strictus

Rocky Mountain penstemon

36"

24"

purple

May - June

penstemon tubaeflorus

white plains beardtongue

15"

33"

white

June - ?

penstemon utahensis

Utah beardtongue

12"

27"

red

May - Aug.

penstemon virens

blue mist beardtongue

8"

8"

blue

May - ?

penstemon x mexicali

Pikes Peak purple

15"

18"

purple

?

penstemon x mexicali 'Red Rocks'

Red Rocks hybrid beardtongue

15"

18"

pink

?

perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian sage

42"

3'-9"

blue

Aug. - Oct.

perovskia atriplicifolia 'filigran'

Filigran Russian sage

36"

36"

blue

?

phemeranthus calycinum

flame flower

5"

10"

pink

June - Oct.

phlomis russeliana

hardy Jerusalem sage

20"

36"

yellow

?

phlox paniculata var.

tall garden phlox

21"

30"

varies

July - Aug.

phlox spp.

creeping phlox

18"

4"

varies

April - June

platycodon grandiflora var.

balloon flower

15"

21"

varies

June - Aug.

potentilla spp.

cinquefoil

17"

3"

varies

April - June

potentilla spp.

potentilla

21"

15"

varies

May - July

pulsatilla spp.

pasque flower

9"

8"

varies

March - May

rabia albipuncta

hardy living stone

6"

2"

yellow

March

ratibida columnifera

prairie coneflower

21"

21"

varies

July - Oct.

ratibida columnifera 'Mexican hat'

prairie coneflower

18"

19"

orange

July - ?

ratibida columnifera 'yellow'

yellow prairie coneflower

18"

19"

yellow

July - ?

rudbeckia spp.

black-eyed susan

21"

19"

yellow

Aug. - Sept.

salvia daghestanica

dwarf silver-leaf sage

12"

13"

blue

May - June

salvia nemorosa 'May night'

May night meadow sage

18"

18"

purple

May - ?

salvia nemorosa 'plumosa'

plume-flowered garden sage

15"

18"

purple

?

salvia officinalis 'minima'

dwarf herb sage

18"

15"

blue

May - ?

salvia pachyphylla

giant flowered purple sage

30"

36"

purple

?

salvia pitcheri 'grandiflora'

Pitcher's blue sage

24"

48"

blue

Sept. - ?

salvia spp.

salvia/sage

30"

24"

varies

June - Sept.

santolina chamaecyparissus

santolina/lavender cotton/gray santolina

36"

18"

yellow

?

scutellaria baicalensis

Siberian skullcap

21"

17"

blue

Aug. - Sept.

scutellaria orientalis 'eastern sun select'

yellow oriental skullcap

18"

6"

yellow

June - ?

scutellaria resinosa

prairie skullcap

10"

10"

blue

May - Oct.

sedum 'ruby glow'

ruby glow stonecrop

15"

8"

red

?

sedum sieboldii

October Daphne stonecrop

15"

6"

pink

? - Oct.

sedum spp.

stonecrop

15"

10"

varies

May - Sept.

sedum spp.

tall sedum

21"

21"

varies

June - Aug.

sempervivum spp.

hens & chickens

12"

4"

varies

June - Aug.

silene laciniata

Mexican catchfly

15"

15"

orange

June - Aug.

sisyrinchium spp.

blue eyed grass

12"

9"

varies

May - June

solidago spp.

goldenrod

33"

33"

yellow

July - Sept.

sphaeralcea munroana

orange globe mallow

24"

42"

orange

July

stanleya pinnata

prince's plume

18"

36"

yellow

?

stomatium mustilinum

night-blooming ice plant

6"

2"

yellow

?

tanacetum niveum

snowy tansy/snow daisy/white bouquet tansy

28"

22"

white

?

teucium aroanium

gray creeping germander

18"

3"

pink

June - Aug.

verbascum phoeniceum

purple mullein

21"

27"

varies

May - June

verbena spp.

vervain/perennial verbena

21"

8"

varies

May - Oct.

Veronica incana

silver speedwell

15"

10"

blue

June - Aug.

veronica x blue reflection

blue reflection hybrid creeping speedwell

18"

3"

blue

April - ?

yucca baccata

baccata yucca

48"

42"

white

June - July

yucca glauca

soapweed yucca

36"

36"

white

June - July

yucca spp.

yucca

36"

36"

white

June - July

zauschneria arizonica

hardy hummingbird trumpet

24"

36"

red

?

zauschneria spp.

California fuchsia

27"

21"

red

July - Oct.

zinnia acerosa

white flowered bush zinnia

15"

10"

white

June - Aug.

zinnia grandiflora

prairie zinnia

15"

4"

yellow

Aug. - Oct.

zizophora clinopodioides

blue mint bush

18"

18"

blue

June - Aug.

Silver Sage

Silver Sage

Silver Sage - Additional plants to incorporate into your planting list could include Salvia argentea, Silver sage, for the texture given by its broad leaves with their silver-white hairs.


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