It is painful to drive by someone’s yard and see a total hedge wiped out because that person couldn’t even take the time to drag a hose over and “drip” water onto it. I wonder if these people think that the plants have simply gone dormant. Those of us who know better, just know that those plants are dead!
I have noticed, over the years, through experience in my own yard and garden, and at our nursery, which plants seem to do the best in times like these. I will share with you the plants, including perennials, trees, and shrubs, which seem to do the best in dry, or xeric, conditions. If I have forgotten any, or if you have had different experiences, please leave a comment for others to read.
- sedum (excluding stonecrop)
- coneflowers of all varieties
- Shasta daisies
- lamb’s ear
- coreopsis (great!)
- Liatris (my favorite, anyway)
- obedient plant
- Russian sage
- Missouri primrose
- butterfly bush
- amur maple
- burning bush (color may prematurely change when dry)
- witch hazel
- viburnums (great diversity of choices that tolerate sun and shade!)
- maples, especially Tatarian and Amur
- dogwood (don’t place in full sun!)
- smoke tree
- beech, common or European
- Kentucky coffee tree
- red bud
Whether you need perennials, trees, bushes, or the supplies to care for those pieces of your landscape, Camdenton Farm & Garden can help. Not to mention, our team of skilled employees can help answer your questions and solve mysteries that may come up while planting and growing in your space. Come visit us to get started!