Plants for dry positions

 

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Notes from the talk on "Dealing with Drought" on July 9th with Geoff Ace.

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Plants for dry positions

Hardy Annuals:

Eschscholtzia "Fireflame"

Mezembryanthemum.

Herbaceous:

Achilles filipendulina "Gold Plate"

Anaphalis triplinervis (everlasting)

Nepeta mussinii (catmint)

Papaver orientale (oriental poppy)

Conifers:

 

Juniperous x media "Pfitzerana"

Pinus sylvestria "Beauvronensis" 

Shrubs:

 

Caryopteris x clandonesis - late blue

Cytisus (broom)

Genista hispanica (spanish gorse)

Genista lydia (arching stems)

Helichrysum plicatum

Lavendula (many cultivars of lavender)

Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary)

Ruta graveolens (rue)

Santolina chamaecyparissus (cotton lavender)

Santolina virens

Senecio greyi

Ulex europaeus "Plenus" (double gorse)

Yucca gloriosa

Ground covers and rock plants:

 

Acaena micropylla and "Blue Haze"

Alyssum saxatile (gold dust)

Armeria maritima (thrift)

Aubretia "Hartswood"

Callunas and Ericas (heaths and heathers)

Calluna "H E Beale" and "Peter Sparkes)

Cerastium alpinum (snow in summer)

Euphorbia cupressoides

Helianthemums (rock roses)

Phlox subulata (rock garden types)

Polygonum vacciniifolium

Thymus serpyllum and "albus"

Lawns:

 

Clover and yarrow

 

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