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Quick links to some of our favorite drought-resistant plants in our catalog.

Here's a list of some of the best drought tolerant plants that are available right now for shipping.

Click on the name of any of the plants to view that plant's page.

Perennials
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’    Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Threadleaf Coreopsis Blooms July–September.
5 $7.75
Dianthus ‘Rose de Mai’    Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms May–August
3 $7.75
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum    Partial Shade  Shade Lover  Drought Tolerant Blooms April–May
4 $11.00
Eriogonum allenii ‘Little Rascal’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Shale Barrens Buckwheat Blooms June–September
5 $8.25
Eryngium yuccifolium Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Rattlesnake Master Blooms July–September
3 $8.25
Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms March–June
7 $8.00
Euphorbia ‘Limewall’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms May–October.
7 $8.75
Helianthus angustifolius    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Drought Tolerant Swamp Sunflower Blooms September–October
5 $8.75
Kniphofia ‘Bees Sunset’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms June-August
5 $10.75
Origanum x ‘Amethyst Falls’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms August–October
5 $8.00
Phlomis lanata Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms June–September
7 $8.00
Phlomis russeliana Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Drought Tolerant Blooms June–September.
4 $8.00
Sedum telephium ‘Karfunkelstein’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms August – October.
4 $8.25
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Sedum telephium ‘Red Cauli’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms July – October.
4 $7.75
Thymus ‘Latavin Lucy’    Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms June – July.
5 $7.00
Ornamental Grasses
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Bouteloua gracilis ‘Hachita’    Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms June–October
3 $8.75
Stipa gigantea  Drawing Available  Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Giant Feather Grass Blooms June–November
7 $9.00
Ornamental Shrubs
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi ‘Radiant’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Drought Tolerant Bearberry Blooms March–April
5 $10.00
Aronia melanocarpa ‘Viking’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Partial Shade  Drought Tolerant Blooms April–May
3 $12.75
Cistus ‘Ann Baker’    Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms May–September.
8 $9.75
Cistus x dansereaui ‘Jenkyn Place’    Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms April – July.
8 $9.75
Cistus populifolius Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms April – June.
8 $9.75
Cistus ‘Snow White’ Photo Available Drawing Available  Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms April–August.
8 $9.75
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Haas Halo’    Full Sun  Partial Shade  Drought Tolerant Blooms June–August
3 $13.50
x Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’ Photo Available   Full Sun  Drought Tolerant Blooms May–June
7 $10.00
Trees & Vines
Plant NameCommon NameNotesHardy ZonePriceOrder
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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Our Featured Plant: Crocosmia ‘Zeal Tan’

Captivating Crocosmias, Plants that Dodge to Dog Days of Summer, 2020 T-shirst have arrived!

Captivating Crocosmias!

Crocosmias boast a bounty of late summer color as our gardens transition into autumn. Displayed on the ends of gracefully arching spikes above winsome sword-like leaves, the clustered tubular flowers range from yellow, peach and orange to fire-engine red. The prismatic tones meld well with white-flowering Hydrangeas and perennials such as Selinium wallichianum, Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea', Alcea 'Polarstar' or Aster 'Bridal Veil'. The yellow and melon shades sparkle amid the blue blossoms of Aconitum, Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue', Perovskia 'Blue Steel' and  Aster 'Little Carlow'. For sizzling fun you could create a hot border, intermingling them with Kniphofia 'Bee's Sunset', Helenium 'Potter's Wheel' or Helianthemum 'Fire Dragon'. Be sure to add some to your next cut arrangement!

Commonly known as Montbretia, they do their best when provided with good drainage, moderate moisture and some protection from hot afternoon sun. Please feel free to check out our extensive collection of Crocosmia cultivars in the perennial section of our online catalog.

Dodge the Dog Days of summer….

with plants that pack a punch of blooms and alluring leaves at this time of year. By late August, our borders can look a tad tired and may be in need of some sprucing up. Adequate moisture and an additional application of compost will ensure late summer vitality. You can trim perennials, such as Nepetas and Geraniums, and savor their fresh new growth plus a flourish of blooms, often until the first frost! We hope some of the plants featured in this newsletter lift your spirits and maybe even inspire a little awe as summer wanes. 

All of us Digging Dog plant wranglers wish you Happy Digging and good health.

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