Perennials for Dry Soil in Sun
|Published: 29th September 2008 09:28|
Earlier I wrote about plants which are drought-tolerant. On a slightly different topic, here are a few examples of perennial plants (those which die down to a basal rosette in autumn and winter but the whole plant remains and re-grows in the following spring)
Below are some examples:
Why not research some for yourself? An excellent book for further reference is "Perfect Plant, Perfect Place" by the renowned garden writer and broadcaster Roy Lancaster.
Anthericum liliago St. Bernard's Lily
Popular in cottage gardens, this perennial produces elegant racemes of small, lily-like white flowers above clumps of grassy leaves in late spring and early summer.
Astericus maritimus Astericus
A woody-based perennial forming a dense carpet or low mound of small, rough-hairy leaves, studded with daisy-like yellow flowerheads from late spring to summer.
Artemisia alba Artemisia
The slender, upright, grey-white stems of this dense, woody-based perennial are clothed in aromatic, filigree, silvery grey foliage, giving a plumose or frothy effect.
Catananche caerulea ‘bicolor' Blue Cupidone
This short-lived perennial forms clumps of grassy leaves. Its slender, erect stems each carry a single white,purple-centred cornflower from midsummer to autumn.
Crepis incana Pink Dandelion
During late summer, beautiful, clear pink flowerheads, on slender-branched stems, rise over the dense grey-hairy leaf rosettes of this lovely dandelion relative.
Other Herbaceous Perennials for Dry Soil in Sun
Acanthus hirsutus (hairy leaves)
Echinops ritro ‘Veitch's Blue'
Iris ‘Jane Phillips'
Linaria Purpurea ‘Canon j. Wright'
Oethnothera stricta ‘Sulphurea'
Eryngium x tripartitum Eryngium