Xeriscape

Xeriscape

Many gardeners mistakenly associate xeriscaping plants with a desert-style garden, featuring only cacti, yucca and agave. The fact is that xeriscaping plants run the gamut, from classic drought-tolerant succulents, to prairie plants, to ornamental grasses. Once established, these plants will survive water shortages and perform nevertheless. Beat heat and drought with these survivalist perennials and grasses.

  • Panicum virgatum Cloud Nine (38)

    Panicum

    Per Tray $133.38
    One of the taller switch grasses. Blue-green leaves and an upright habit. Will turn an attractive, dark-golden color in autumn. Tolerates a wide range of soil. Tray Size: 38 plants Common Name: Switch grass USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10 Height at Maturity:...
    Per Tray $133.38
  • Panicum virgatum Shenandoah (38)

    Panicum

    Per Tray $143.64
    Best burgundy-red coloring of all the switch grasses. Deep-green foliage takes on red hues by midsummer. The coloring becomes more pronounced until it turns deep burgundy-wine by September. Tolerates a wide range of soil. Tray Size: 38 plants Common...
    Per Tray $143.64
  • Panicum x Bad Hair Day (38)

    Panicum

    Per Tray $146.21
    Pendulous green leaves with a yellow cast on strong upright stems for a cascading effect. Mophead inflorescences, also cascading, are denser than any other switchgrass. From Chicagoland Grows®. Tray Size: 38 plants Common Name: Switch grass USDA...
    Per Tray $146.21
  • Perovskia atriplicifolia (72)

    Perovskia atriplicifolia (72)

    Perovskia

    Per Tray $113.40
    1995 Perennial Plant of the Year. Talc-white stems and pewter-blue foliage are adorned with branched sprays of lavender flowers. Tray Size: 72 plants Common Name: Russian sage USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9 Height at Maturity: 48 inches Flower Color: Purple...
    Per Tray $113.40
  • Perovskia Little Spire (72)

    Perovskia

    Per Tray $119.88
    A compact Perovskia, that won't flop in the summer heat! Tall, airy bloom spikes and richly aromatic gray foliage. Very drought-tolerant. Tray Size: 72 plants Common Name: Russian sage USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 10 Height at Maturity: 24 inches Flower...
    Per Tray $119.88
  • Salvia greggii Radio Red (72)

    Salvia

    Per Tray $131.22
    Send a strong signal! Bright, true red flowers on sturdy stems from early spring to late summer. Tray Size: 72 plants Common Name: Meadow sage USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11 Height at Maturity: 18 inches Flower Color: Red Exposure: Full Sun
    Per Tray $131.22
  • Salvia microphylla Hot Lips (72)

    Salvia

    Per Tray $116.64
    Introduced by Richard Turner of the Strybing Arboretum. Two-tone flowers of clear white and cherry red. 'Hot Lips' offers months of intense flowering. Foliage becomes deep-burgundy in fall. Stunning! Tray Size: 72 plants Common Name: Meadow sage USDA...
    Per Tray $116.64
  • Salvia nemorosa Blue Hill (72)

    Salvia

    Per Tray $116.64
    German introduction that boasts one of the truest blue flower spikes of the hardy Salvias. Tray Size: 72 plants Common Name: Meadow sage USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9 Height at Maturity: 24 inches Flower Color: Blue Exposure: Full Sun
    Per Tray $116.64
  • Schizachyrium scoparium Blaze (38)

    Schizachyrium

    Per Tray $122.27
    This fine-bladed, blue prairie grass is a selection of the Schizachyrium species that sports outstanding red-orange color in fall. Tray Size: 38 plants Common Name: Little bluestem USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 10 Height at Maturity: 48 inches Plume-Seedhead...
    Per Tray $122.27
  • Sedum album Coral Carpet (72)

    Sedum

    Per Tray $103.68
    New foliage is coral-colored in spring, maturing to green and then red-bronze in fall. Tiny white/pale pink flowers in early summer. Tray Size: 72 plants Common Name: Stonecrop USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 Height at Maturity: 6 inches Exposure: Full Sun
    Per Tray $103.68