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     I've been dreaming of a xeriscape yard for years and someday I want to give up on growing grass. At my new home, I would like to transform the many bare patches in the lawn into mini-xeriscaped islands complete with drought-tolerant, low-maintenance perennials. Plants like blue Salvia, Coreopsis, daylilies, goldenrod, Lantana, purple coneflower, and Russian sage are drought and heat tolerant. We've added over two dozen Knock Out Rose shrubs and a large island surrounded by rocks to further lessen our yard's dependency on water.

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PERENNIALS
 
bear's breeches
Acanthus mollis


 
fernleaf yarrow
Achillea filipendulina


 
grassy sweet flag
Acorus gramineus
'Variegatus'

 
Ajuga
Ajuga reptans


 
Asparagus fern
Asparagus densiflorus
Sprengeri Group

 
cast iron plant
Aspidistra elatior


 
Japanese painted fern
Athyrium nipponicum
'Pictum'

 
false indigo
Baptisia australis


 
Canna
Canna x generalis


 
hardy plumbago
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides


 
northern sea oats
Chasmanthium latifolium


 
threadleaf Coreopsis
Coreopsis verticillata


 
pampas grass
Cortaderia selloana


 
hollyfern
Cyrtomium falcatum


 
ice plant
Delosperma cooperi


 
Cheddar pink
Dianthus gratianopolitanus
'Bath's Pink'

 
Autumn fern
Dryopteris erythrosora


 
purple coneflower
Echinacea purpurea


 
Joe-Pye weed
Eupatorium purpureum


 
ginger lily
Hedychium coronarium


 
Helleborus
Helleborus orientalis


 
daylily
Hemerocallis
species and hybrids

 
coralbells
Heuchera americana
hybrids

 
scarlet rose mallow
Hibiscus coccineus


 

Hibiscus moscheutos


 
Hosta
Hosta
species and hybrids

 
sedum
Hylotelephium spectabile
'Autumn Joy'

 
Iris
Iris
hybrids

 
red hot poker
Kniphofia uvaria


 
shasta daisy
Leucanthemum x superbum


 
Liatris
Liatris spicata


 
lily
Lilium
species and hybrids

 
Liriope
Liriope muscari


 
black mondo grass
Ophiopogon planiscapus
'Nigrescens'

 
prickly pear cactus
Opuntia compressa


 
Russian sage
Perovskia atriplicifolia


 
garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata


 
creeping Phlox
Phlox subulata


 
balloon flower
Platycodon grandiflorus


 
Goldsturm black-eyed Susan
Rudbeckia fulgida
(var. sullivantii)
'Goldsturm'
swamp coneflower
Rudbeckia maxima


 
three-lobed Rudbeckia
Rudbeckia triloba


 
mealycup sage
Salvia farinacea


 
Black and Blue Salvia
Salvia guaranitica
'Black and Blue'

 
pincushion flower
Scabiosa columbaria
'Bufferfly Blue'

 
hens-and-chicks
Sempervivum tectorum


 
lamb's ear
Stachys byzantina


 
Stokes' aster
Stokesia laevis


 
foamflower
Tiarella cordifolia
spiderwort
Tradescantia virginiana
spikedspeedwell
Veronica spicata
Goodness Grows speedwell
Veronica x 'Goodness Grows'

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