plants facing south - Knowledgebase Question

Homestead, FL (Zone 10)
Question by jgiacalo
May 4, 2007
With a garden facing south, many plants dry up. With the water restrictions what can I plant in a fairly large half moon front garden. I have green and white arboricola's under the window, but have a large area for planting. Thanks Janice


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Answer from NGA
May 4, 2007

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Hope you have a large planting area! Here are my favorite drought tolerant plants:
Salvia greggii
Butterfly bush
Thyme
Daylilies
Artemesia
Rockrose
Coneflower
Ice plant
Four-nerve daisy
Mexican hat
Black-eyed Susan
Columbine
Gazania
Ceanothus
Agastache
Penstemon
Lavender
Yarrow
Germander
Russian sage
Blue catmint
Kangaroo paw
Cape honeysuckle
Bottle brush
Aloe
Blue hybiscus
Rockrose
Rosemary
Thyme
Mexican sage. It has long spikes with lavender-purple flowers. The hummingbirds love them, and you hardly have to water them at all. And, if you get a start, you can plant it and it will just keep growing, not stopped at all by transplanting. It gets rather large -- say 5 feet by 5 feet. But just cut it back, and it is blooming again within a few weeks.

Best wishes with your beautiful new garden!

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