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Drought tolerant plants

These perennials tend to either tolerate or enjoy dry garden conditions. A few actually need these conditions to thrive while others will need some moisture from time to time but are considered drought tolerant.
Drought tolerant sun plants
Drought tolerant sun plants
Drought tolerant shade plants
Drought tolerant shade plants

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Geranium sanguineum var. striatum

Geranium sanguineum var. striatum has soft pink flowers with deep rose-pink veins that flower all summer above slow spreading, 8 to 10" clumps of finely dissected foliage. They are easy to grow and make a terrific border plant in the sun to part sun garden.


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    Gypsophila 'Double Snowflake'

    Gypsophila 'Double Snowflake' forms a 24 to 36" mound of mostly double, airy white flowers in midsummer over fine, blue-green foliage.


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    Gypsophila 'Festival Pink Splash'

    Gypsophila 'Festival Pink Splash' is a low growing, groundcover baby's breath that is covered with sprays of single pink flowers that bloom from June into October. It forms a short 10" tall by 15 to 18" wide mound and makes an excellent border plant in the hot, dry garden. (PPAF)


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    Heliopsis 'Tuscan Sun'

    Heliopsis 'Tuscan Sun' (PP#18763) has 24 to 36" upright stems topped with many bright golden yellow, daisy-like flowers with an orange-gold button center. It is long blooming and great for mid summer to fall color. A Proven Winners ® perennial selection.


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    Heuchera 'Apple Crisp'

    Heuchera 'Apple Crisp' (PP#23576) has uniquely crispate foliage forming a very compact clump of white veiled, green foliage with white flowers. It grows 6" high and 11" wide with 11" tall flowers.


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    Heuchera 'Apricot'

    Heuchera 'Apricot' (PP#27139) is an attractive hybrid that goes through a lot of color changes.  The foliage starts out a pinkish-apricot, deepens to a burnt orange, and then finishes green with distinct veins.  In early to midsummer it has pink flowers.  Grows 8" high and 15 - 18" wide.


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    Heuchera 'Autumn Bride'

    Heuchera 'Autumn Bride' is a spectacular, easy to grow coral bell with fuzzy, bright lime green foliage topped and a profusion of giant white flowers in September. It prefers a semi-shaded area with good drainage, growing 15 to 18" high with taller flowers.


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    Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie'

    Heuchera 'Berry Smoothie' (PP#21871) emerges in the spring with a metallic rose-pink leaves that age to a purplish color with a slight overlay. It grows 18" high and 20" wide with 28" tall white flowers.


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    Heuchera 'Cajun Fire'

    Heuchera 'Cajun Fire' (PP#24150) is a very attractive dark leaf coral bell that emerges with red leaves that darken into summer, tending towards a dark brick red coloration. It grows 9" high and 14" wide with 18" white flowers.


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    Heuchera 'Cherry Cola'

    Heuchera 'Cherry Cola' (PP#22967) is a compact grower with reddish brown leaves and reddish flowers, having very rich color in some sun. The new foliage is a beautiful reddish color which ages to the shade of cola.  It grows 6" high and 14" wide with 18" tall flowers.


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    Heuchera 'Georgia Peach'

    Heuchera 'Georgia Peach' (PP#19375) emerges with large peach leaves with a silver overlay, transitioning to a rose purple by fall. This uniquely colored coral bell grows 14" high and 24" wide with 30" white flowers.


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    Heuchera 'Grape Soda'

    Heuchera 'Grape Soda' (PP#26339) is one of our favorites.  The foliage emerges light purple foliage and becomes a glossy, deep purple color by the end of the summer.  Light pinkish-purple flowers are a nice addition in early summer and it is a smaller size, growing 9" high and 15 to 18" wide.


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    Heuchera 'Pink Pearls'

    Heuchera 'Pink Pearls' (PP#27530) has orange-pink foliage that transitions to a greenish color later in the year, giving it excellent vigor.  And if you love the flowers on your coral bells, this one has dense pale pink blossoms on reddish stems.  It grows 15" high and 18" wide.


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    Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal'

    Heuchera 'Raspberry Regal' has green foliage with distinct veining and in early summer it will have many spikes of pink flowers that put on a great show for both the garden and the hummingbirds.  The foliage will be about 8 to 12" high with 24" flower spikes and it grows 18" wide.


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    Heuchera 'Southern Comfort'

    Heuchera 'Southern Comfort' (PP#20364) has huge cinnamon-peach leaves, much like a giant form of Heuchera 'Caramel'. It has white flowers in spring and forms a large clump, growing 14" high, 24 to 30" wide, with 22" high flowers.


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    Heuchera 'Stainless Steel'

    Heuchera 'Stainless Steel' (PP#23349) has shimmering foliage that starts out an iridescent purple and becomes a bright silvery-white by the end of the summer.  It has many white flowers in early summer and grows 8 to 12" high with 18" wide.


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    Iris 'Apricot Silk'

    Iris 'Apricot Silk' is an intermediate bearded iris flowering with soft apricot standards and falls and a bright orange bearded. It grows to 24" tall and flowers early to mid season.


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    Iris 'Attention Please'

    Tall bearded Iris 'Attention Please' has violet standards and burgundy-violet falls that have a speckled yellow patch at the center with golden beards. It flowers 30 - 34" tall in early season.


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    Iris 'Black Cherry Delight' - dwarf
    Dwarf Iris 'Black Cherry Delight' has cream-white standards and dark purple with a white rim on the falls. It grows 11" high and makes a nice addition to the sunny border.

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    Iris 'Blueberry Bliss'

    Iris 'Blueberry Bliss' has extra large, ruffled, blue-violet flowers that bloom early to midseason on tall 40" stems.


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    Iris 'Boo' - dwarf

    Dwarf Iris 'Boo' is a cute little iris with white standards and violet-purple falls edged in white. It is an early spring bloomer growing 10 to 12" high so works great on the sunny border.


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    Iris 'Brannigan' - dwarf
    Dwarf Iris 'Brannigan' has violet-blue standards and dark purple centers on violet-blue falls. It grows 13" high and flowers in early spring.

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    Iris 'Cherry Garden' - dwarf

    Dwarf Iris 'Cherry Garden' has attractive cherry/maroon standard and falls with a purple beard. It grows 16" tall and blooms early in the season.


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    Iris 'Cimarron Strip'

    Iris 'Cimarron Strip' has attractive bi-color flowers with peach-pink standards and wine red falls with peach edges and an orange and pink flare at the base. It flowers mid to late spring on 38" stems.


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    Iris 'Edith Wolford'

    Iris 'Edith Wolford' is a bi-color tall bearded iris with canary yellow standards over blue-violet falls. The flowers are nicely ruffled and held on 35" stems.


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    Iris 'Fireplace Embers' - dwarf
    Iris 'Fireplace Embers' is a brightly colored dwarf bearded iris with yellow standards and maroon edged in yellow falls. It grows 12" high and is great as a border plant in the sunny garden.

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    Iris 'Harvest of Memories'

    Iris 'Harvest of Memories' is a tall bearded Iris with slightly fragrant, radiant yellow standards and falls, blooming on 38" stems. It blooms midseason and can rebloom in the fall.


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    Iris 'Immortality'
    Iris 'Immortality' is a tall bearded Iris with pure white standards and falls and a light lemon yellow beard. It is fragrant and can rebloom in the fall.

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    Iris 'Lent A. Williamson'

    Iris 'Lent A. Williamson' is an historic bearded Iris introduced in 1918 with lavender-violet standards and velvety purple falls, bronzed and veined at the center. It flowers early to mid spring on 42" stems.


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    Iris 'Mrs. Horace Darwin'

    Iris 'Mrs. Horace Darwin' is an historic, small flowering, bright white intermediate bearded iris with violet haft veins on the falls. It grows to just 21" tall and flowers midseason.


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    Iris 'On Edge'

    Tall bearded Iris 'On Edge' has light lavender standards and white falls that have a deep violet plicata edge. It flowers 40" tall in early season.


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    Iris 'Smart' - dwarf

    Dwarf Iris 'Smart' has rich violet petals with a dark purple-black center on the falls. It flowers in early psring and grows 13 to 15" high so makes a great border plant.


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    Iris 'Sultry Mood'
    Iris 'Sultry Mood' has lightly ruffled, royal purple flowers on well-branched stems. It flowers midseason and grows 36" high.

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    Iris 'Superstition'

    Iris 'Superstition' is a dark purple, near black bearded Iris has a hint of maroon in the center of the petals. It has excellent branching and large flowers on 36" stems. Combine it with one of the red flowering Iris for a rich color combo!


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    Iris 'Yankee Skipper' - dwarf
    Iris 'Yankee Skipper' has ruffled violet-blue standards and is violet-blue with darker purple markings on the falls. It flowers 10" high in early spring, making a great border plant in the sunny garden.

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    Lamiastrum 'Herman's Pride'

    Lamiastrum 'Herman's Pride' forms an attractive 12 to 15" mound of green veined, silver foliage that is completely covered with light yellow flowers in early summer. These dense clumping plants work great as a border plant in the shade garden.


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    Leucanthemum 'Real Neat'

    Leucanthemum 'Real Neat' has a unique flower form with multiple rows of perfectly fluted horizontal petals and solid gold centers. It grows 18" high and 24" wide and can flower continuously through the summer with deadheading. (PP#26185)


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    Nepeta 'Cat's Meow'

    Nepeta 'Cat's Meow' (PP#24472) has a tidy, dense, rounded form and its small, gray-green foliage is topped with sky-blue flowers from early summer into fall. It likes hot, dry conditions and grows about 18" high and 30" wide.


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    Nepeta 'Purrsian Blue'

    Nepeta 'Purrsian Blue' (PP#24788) forms a smaller, densely branched clump of tiny, green leaves covered with many periwinkle blue flowers with dark purple calyxes from early summer into fall. It like it hot and dry and grows about 14" high and 24" wide.


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    Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

    Nepeta 'Walker's Low' is an excellent plant for the hot, dry, sunny garden with long-blooming soft lavender-blue flowers over gray-green, aromatic foliage mounding 18 to 24" high and 24 to 30" wide.


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    Oenothera missouriensis

    Oenothera missouriensis, Missouri primrose, has large, 3" bright lemon-yellow flowers above narrow, light green foliage on 8 to 12" stems. It is drought tolerant and works great as a sprawling groundcover or cascading over a ledge.


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    Platycodon 'Double Blue'

    Platycodon 'Double Blue' is a tall balloon flower with double violet-blue flowers that open from balloon-shaped buds. it grows 24 to 30" high and works great in the mixed perennial bed with baby's breath, sedum, and other drought tolerant perennials.


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    Platycodon 'Fuji Blue'

    Platycodon 'Fuji Blue' is a tall balloon flower with star shaped violet-blue flowers on 36" stems. These do fine in full sun to part shade and work great as a transition between the sun and shade gardens.


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    Platycodon 'Fuji Pink'
    Platycodon 'Fuji Pink' is a tall balloon flower with pale pink flowers on 36" stems. The blossoms will be near white in hot sun yet hold their pink color well in part sun or light shade.

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    Platycodon 'Fuji White'

    Platycodon 'Fuji White' is a tall balloon flower with pure white flowers on 36" stems. These do fine in full sun to part shade and work great as a transition between the sun and shade gardens.


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    Platycodon 'Sentimental Blue'

    Platycodon 'Sentimental Blue' is a compact balloon flower with periwinkle blue flowers on 6 to 8" stems. The blossoms are very large for such a short little plant and it blooms for a very long time in the summer.


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    Polygonatum odoratum 'Variegatum'

    Polygonatum o. 'Variegatum' (variegated Solomon's seal) is an excellent shade plant with arching stems and upward pointed, green leaves edged in creamy white that grow 24" tall and spread to form a dense colony. Small white flowers dangle below the stems from the leaf axils in early summer.


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    Poppy 'Allegro'

    Papaver 'Allegro' is a short Oriental poppy with 6" orange-scarlet, black centered flowers on compact 24" stems.


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    Poppy 'Flamenco Dancer'

    Papaver 'Flamenco Dancer' (PP#20123) is a tall Oriental poppy with red petals that are fringed at the edges, around a black center, flowering on 30" stems in late spring.


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    Poppy 'Pink Ruffles'

    Papaver 'Pink Ruffles' (PP#12712) is a tall Oriental poppy with deeply fringed salmon-pink petals flowering on 28" stems in late spring.


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