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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.
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Drought tolerant sun plants
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Drought tolerant shade plants

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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is the classic clumping sedum with blue-green foliage and pink flowers that age to brick red in late summer and fall. Neglect it in lean, dry conditions for the best growth habit.


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    Sedum 'Blue Spruce'

    Sedum 'Blue Spruce' is an easy groundcover with 6" high needle-like, blue-green foliage. In summer it has many upright stems carrying small yellow flowers. It will creep and self-sow to form a dense colony.


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    Sedum 'Cherry Truffle'

    Sedum 'Cherry Truffle' (PP#24602) is a mid-sized upright sedum that develops dark purple-red to glossy red-black leaves and is topped with pink flower clusters in late summer. It colors best in hot sun and grows 18" high.


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    Sedum 'Cloud Walker' PP#17406

    Sedum 'Cloud Walker' is an upright yet arching, mounding plant with blue-green foliage and pink tinted stems that is covered with iight pink flowers in mid summer. Prefers a cooler setting for best performance.


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    Sedum 'Dazzleberry'

    Sedum 'Dazzleberry' (PP#22457) has smoky blue-gray foliage and large raspberry pink flowers in late summer. The foliage and flowers are larger than most Sedum telephium hybrids but it still only forms an 8" high and 18" wide, dense spreading mound.


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    Sedum 'Firecracker'

    Sedum 'Firecracker' (PP#26595) has low growing burgundy-red foliage that holds its color all season long and is topped with vibrant pink flowers in late summer and early fall. It grows 6" high and spreads slowly to form a dense little clump.


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    Sedum 'Frosted Fire'

    Sedum 'Frosted Fire' is a white edge variegated sport of the blue-green leaf Sedum 'Autumn Fire'.  It has nice clean variegation and pink flowers in the fall, growing relatively compact at 15" high and 18" wide.


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    Sedum 'Garnet Brocade'

    Sedum 'Garnet Brocade' (PP#16350) is a surprisingly tall, upright sedum with blue-green, purple stemmed foliage topped with clusters of pink buds which open to tiny, dark reddish-pink flowers in late summer. It grows 24 to 30" high and is a great addition to the dry sun garden.


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    Sedum 'Hab Gray'

    Sedum 'Hab Gray' forms an upright, arching clump of bluish, gray-green foliage with reddish stems that carry pale yellow buds that open to creamy yellow flowers in mid to late summer.


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    Sedum 'Hot Stuff'

    Sedum 'Hot Stuff' (PP#17212) is a bright, neon purplish-pink with strong, short stems on a very compact plant. It makes an excellent companion to taller Sedum such as 'Matrona' or 'Xenox' and makes the most impact in the garden when planted in groups.


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    Sedum 'Jade Tuffet'

    Sedum 'Jade Tuffet' (ppaf) is a smaller upright sedum with narrow shiny green leaves, cherry red stems, and masses of pink flowers in mid to late summer. It is part of the Sunsparkler series and performed great in our nursery. Grows 14" high.


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    Sedum 'John Creech'
    Sedum 'John Creech' is a vigorous growing groundcover with bright green scalloped foliage and pink flowers in the summer.

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    Sedum 'Lime Zinger'

    Sedum 'Lime Zinger' (PP#24632) is a slowly spreading plant with green leaves edged in reddish-pink and topped with large clusters of pink flowers in late summer. It prefers semi-dry conditions, grows 4" tall, and spreads to form a mat of foliage.


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    Sedum 'Matrona'

    Sedum 'Matrona' is an upright, clumping plant with nice blue-green foliage that has rose colored veins on burgundy-rose stems topped with many light pink flowers in late summer.


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    Sedum 'Neon'

    Sedum 'Neon' has bright, rosy-magenta blooms over light green foliage forming a somewhat compact, upright clump.


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    Sedum 'Pure Joy'

    Sedum 'Pure Joy' is a short, semi-upright sedum with blue-green, serrated foliage that is completely covered with bubblegum pink flowers in late summer. It grows 12" high and is a great addition to the dry, sunny border. (PP#24194)


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    Sedum 'Striatum'

    Sedum 'Striatum' forms a low mound of delicate looking foliage that is topped with yellow flowers in late summer. It is evergreen and grows about 6" high.


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    Sedum 'Thundercloud'

    Sedum 'Thundercloud' (PP#21833) is a dwarf upright sedum with finely dissected, light blue-green foliage that is covered with relatively large pale pink flower heads in mid to late summer. Grows 10" high.


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    Sedum 'Touchdown Teak'

    Sedum 'Touchdown Teak' has nice glossy red-brown to purple-brown leaves, red stems, and a vigorous, upright-but low habit, capped with rose-red flowers in late summer.  It grows 15" high and 18" wide. (PP#26078)


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    Sedum 'Turkish Delight'

    Sedum 'Turkish Delight' forms a nice little mound of blue-gray, purple tinted foliage that darkens to dark purple when grown in hot sun and it is topped with pink flowers in late summer.  Grows just 6" high and 12" wide.


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    Sedum 'Weihenstephaner Gold'

    Sedum 'Weihenstephaner Gold' is an easy to grow, dense spreading groundcover with lightly toothed, rounded green foliage held on reddish stems and topped with star-shaped, canary yellow flowers in summer.


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    Sedum 'Xenox'

    Sedum 'Xenox' (PP#16888) starts out purplish-green in the spring but then ages to a rich reddish-purple in the summer and is topped with rosy-pink flowers in August.


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    Sedum acre

    Sedum acre is a tightly low growing groundcover topped with yellow flowers in the spring. It grows 2 to 4" high and spreads as far as allowed, looking great cascading over rocks or used between stepping stones, just trim away the excess.


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    Sedum album 'Red Ice'

    Sedum album 'Red Ice' is a very low groundcover with small rounded blue-green leaflets and tiny, starry white flowers in late spring. In fall and winter it takes on a deep red hue.


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    Sedum sieboldii

    Sedum sieboldii is a slowly spreading plant that forms a cascading mound of rounded blue-green foliage with a pink edge and pink flowers in the fall.


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    Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park'

    Sedum ternatum 'Larinem Park' is a low growing native woodland groundcover with whorled, medium green, rounded leaves that creep to form a solid mass of foliage. It has white flowers in spring and grows best in the shade.


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    Tanacetum 'Robinson's Mix'

    Tanacetum 'Robinson's Mix' has early summer flowers in a mixture of white, pink, or magenta-red, yellow centered daisies on 24 to 36" stems.  Each plant will be a different color, but they all have attractive, lacy, fern-like foliage.


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    Tanacetum 'Robinson's Red'

    Tanacetum 'Robinson's Red' produces many magenta-red, yellow centered daisies on 24 to 36" stems in early summer above lacy, fern-like foliage. It will naturalize in a sunny, well-drained location and makes a great cut flower.


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    Tiarella wherryi 'Silverado'

    Tiarella 'Silverado' has 8" high soft green foliage with prominent green veins. It is topped with many white flower spikes in early spring and has attractive dark foliage in the fall.


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    Veronica 'Georgia Blue'

    Veronica 'Georgia Blue' is a terrific groundcover for the sun to part shade garden, forming a low mat of round, dark green foliage that is completely covered with tiny medium blue flowers in spring.


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    Veronica 'Moody Blues Dark Blue'

    Veronica Moody Blues Dark Blue (PP#26602) is a long blooming, compact, violet-blue veronica with slender green foliage and 14" flower spikes.  It holds up well and flowers most of the summer, making it longer blooming than Veronica 'Goodness Grows', which is more of a groundcover spreading type in comparison.


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    Veronica 'Whitewater'

    Veronica 'Whitewater' (PP#22783) is a white sport of the popular Veronica 'Waterperry Blue'. It is an easy to grow groundcover for the sun to part sun garden, forming a low, trailing mat of shiny green leaves covered with tiny white flowers in spring and summer.


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    Yucca 'Color Guard'

    Yucca 'Color Guard' is a colorful plant with creamy yellow centers and blue-green edges. It stays compact at 2' high and wide and adds an excellent foliage accent to the hot, sunny garden, looking great with dark leaved Sedum or hardy Geranium.


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