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Drought Tolerant Perennials for Your Garden

Posted on July 19, 2017

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Drought tolerant perennials are the perfect option for hot sunny spots in your garden.  Choose one or more of the plants listed below to create a bright sunny perennial garden that comes back year after year.

Sedum

Sedum

Sedum
Sedum are also known as “live forevers” and that says it all! These jewels of the summer garden are tough as nails! Choose tall upright or groundcover varieties. Part of the succulent family, they also do well in containers. Try our favorites: Lime Zinger, Cherry Tart, Lidakense and Autumn Joy.

 

Coneflower

Coneflower

Coneflower
Coneflower are one of the best summer bloomers. These butterfly magnets flower summer through early Fall. We have many new varieties that tolerate heat including PowWow Wild Berry, Cheyenne Spirit & Tomato Soup.

 

 

 

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grass

Ornamental Grasses
These beauties add height, texture and movement to the perennial border. Choose from a multitude of colors and sizes. Our current favorites include Fountain Grass and Switch Grass.

 

 

 

Hosta

Hosta

Daylilies & Hosta
Daylilies and Hosta are also great drought resistant choices for sun and shade respectively, with even more colors and interesting foliage for your garden. We have a large selection of both hosta & daylilies including customer favorites Stella D’oro Daylily and Patriot Hosta.

 

 

No matter where you live on Long Island, the south shore, the north shore, the east end or somewhere in the middle, these drought resistant perennial plants are perfect for the hot, sunny spots in your garden.

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