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Drought tolerant sun plants

These perennials tend to either tolerate or enjoy hot, dry, sunny garden conditions. A few actually need these conditions to thrive, others will need some moisture from time to time but are considered drought tolerant.

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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 'Imbroglio'

    Iris 'Imbroglio' is a border bearded Iris with violet standards and lighter violet falls blending to a white center. It is a shorter iris, flowering mid to late season on 27" stems.


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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 '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 'Tickle the Ivories'

    Iris 'Tickle the Ivories' is an intermediate bearded iris with white blushed lilac standards and creamy white falls with apricot-tan hafts, yellow beards and blue horns. It grows to 24" tall and flowers early to mid season.


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    Iris 'What Again' - dwarf
    Dwarf Iris 'What Again' has bluish-purple standards and straw yellow falls. It grows 10" high, blooms very early in the season and can rebloom in the fall.

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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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    Leucanthemum 'Freak'

    Leucanthemum 'Freak' (PP#23426) is a compact, long blooming shasta daisy with ruffled white petals around a yellow center. Flowers only reach 12" high and they spread about 20" wide. Deadhead and they will flower all summer long.


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    Leucanthemum 'Real Dream'

    Leucanthemum 'Real Dream' has a tight clumping habit and large flowers have 3 layers of greenish-yellow petals and large golden centers.  The flowers start out a yellowish color and mature to white. It grows 16" high and 18 to 24" wide and can flower continuously through the summer with deadheading. (PP#25664)


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    Leucanthemum 'Real Galaxy'

    Leucanthemum 'Real Galaxy' has multiple layers of pure white, narrow, fringed petals surrounding deep yellow centers. It flowers for several weeks in the summer, growing 24" high and 30" wide. (PP#23873)


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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 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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    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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    Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm'

    Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' is the classic black-eyed Susan for the sunny perennial garden. It has deep golden-yellow petals surrounding a central dark brown cone, blooming profusely 24 to 36" above dark green foliage.


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    Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida

    Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida is a wonderful black-eyed Susan for the perennial garden. It has deep yellow petals surrounding a central dark brown cone, blooming profusely 24 to 30" above clean green foliage.


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    Sedum 'Abbeydore'

    Sedum 'Abbeydore' is a compact but vigorous clumping sedum with blue-green foliage and the look of a short Sedum 'Autumn Joy'. In late summer the leaf edges and stems turn pinkish and it is topped with pink buds opening to reddish-pink flowers followed by reddish seed pods.


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    Sedum 'Angelina'

    Sedum 'Angelina' is a low growing groundcover with bright golden yellow, soft needle-like foliage with yellow flowers. It takes on a reddish-orange tint in cold weather and the fantastic foliage persists all winter long, even in cold climates.


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    Sedum 'Autumn Delight'

    Sedum Autumn Delight™ (aka Sedum 'Beka') is a yellow centered, blue-green edged sport of Sedum 'Autumn Charm'.  It grows 24" high with light pink flowers in the fall. (PP#18398)


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    Sedum 'Autumn Fire'

    Sedum 'Autumn Fire' is an upright, clumping plant with blue-green foliage and pink flowers that age to brick red in late summer and fall. This is an improved selection of Sedum 'Autumn Joy'.


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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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