Dry Weather Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Piedmont, So
Question by callopi
March 27, 2009
I live in Upstate SC. It gets very dry here. I'd like some dry weather tolerate perennials in put in my flowerbed. I know about Lantana. I don't like cactus. Got any other ideas?

Answer from NGA
March 27, 2009


Some great drought and heat tolerant plants include:

Ajuga, Artemisia, Asters, Baby's breath, Baptisia, Beebalm, Black-eyed Susan,
Butterfly weed, Candytuft, Chrysanthemum, Columbine, Coneflower, Coralbells,
Coreopsis, Daylily, Gaillardia, Gaura, Gazania, Gerbera daisy, Goldenrod, Iris, Lamb's ears, Liatris, Lily of the Nile, Mexican sunflower, Perovskia, Phlox, Red hot poker, Salvia, Sedum, Shasta Daisy , Stokes' aster, Verbascum ,Verbena, Veronica,
and Yarrow.

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