"I have these in two places and enjoy them immensely. They look good all through the summer and give beautiful blooms at the end of the year. Leave the flowers on all winter and in spring you'll have dried flowers to cut off and use in crafts. It's a no-fail perennial!"
- NSGardner in NY
Perennials for the Water-Wise Gardener
Our drought tolerant plants love hot, sunny spots and once established can thrive with very little supplemental water. If you live in a drought-prone area or simply want to reduce your water bills, these drought resistant plants are the perfect choice for your garden.
Creeping Pink Chintz is a flat-growing variety, with light-pink flowers that open up in the summer months. This variety will withstand some foot traffic, making it the ideal candidate for a lawn substitute or planting between stonework. (Thymus) More Details
This hardy variety withstands extreme temperatures and is long-blooming, igniting the garden with bright orange/red flowers from early summer to fall. Sunset Strip is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. PPAF (Coreopsis verticillata) More Details
Karley Rose is the most famous Fountain Grass for its highly-decorative, rose purple plumes. This Fountain Grass will create additional interest in the garden by evolving in seasons while the rest of your garden may be resting. PP#12909 (Pennisetum orientale) More Details
Erianthus makes an excellent specimen plant all year. Airy, white plumes form in mid summer over green foliage. Leaves turn to bronze then red in fall. Plant can reach up to 10 feet tall. (Saccharum ravennae) More Details
Wonderful spikes of deep blue flowers bloom from mid-summer all the way into early fall, providing extended interest with fragrant, grey foliage. This tough, drought-resistant perennial is great for border gardens or containers. PP#20845 (Perovskia atriplicifolia) More Details
This Coreopsis’ large, deep yellow blooms are offset by maroon centers, flowering from late spring into the fall, creating a long-lasting burst of color in any sunny spot. Corey Yellow is deer resistant and makes for gorgeous bouquets. (Coreopsis) PP#20023 More Details
This striking Sage appears bi-color with deep, purple-black stems that highlight its vivid, blue blooms. Caradonna will attract beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden and is perfect planted in a border or container garden. (Salvia nemorosa) More Details
Who doesn’t love the ever-changing colors and texture that Ornamental Grasses bring to the garden? Big Bluestem is no exception, creating a fiery red statement with its fall foliage colors. Growing to be about 6 feet, this variety makes a striking statement planted in the back of a perennial garden. We recommend planting this Bluestem grass in almost any sunny spot with well-draining soil. Deer tend to stay away and this grass will quickly become one of the focal points in your late season garden. More Details
This drought-tolerant grass thrives even in poor, dry soils. Standing Ovation evolves from blue/green in the spring months to orange, red and yellow in the autumn garden. It also provides winter interest and keeps its compact form throughout most of the season. (Schizachyrium scoparium) More Details
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