Monday, May 12, 2014

The Most Drought-Tolerant Waterwise Flowers - Flowering Perennials for Utah

Here is a list of plants that will do very well in the hot summers of Utah.  They won't need any water during the spring or fall.  They will only need a good soaking once every 7 or 10 days from the end of June through the end of August.
Of course there are many more waterwise flowering plants that can be used for a colorful xeric planting.  I chose these for this list because they are usually available at local nurseries and they are top performers for adding color to the summer flower garden.

Agastache - Hyssop
Echinacea purpurea- Purple Coneflower
Perovskia atriplicifolia - Russian Sage
Centranthus ruber - Jupiter's Beard
Nepeta - Catmint
Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

Agastache - several varieties attract hummingbirds in Utah

Lavender grows well in Utah

Echinacea - Purple Cone Flower blooms all summer in Utah

Perovskia atriplicifolia - Russian Sage blooms all summer in Utah

Zauschneria blooms late summer and fall in Utah

Zauschneria attracts hummingbirds in Utah 
Sedum blooms in summer and fall in Utah 
Fall-blooming sedum in Utah

Centranthus ruber - Jupiter's Beard - blooms all summer (with deadheading) in Utah

Nepeta - catmint grows well in Utah

Nepeta catmint in Utah

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow grows in Utah

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