Moderate; Drought Tolerant

Asclepias tuberosa

Herbaceous Perennial

Dies back in winter and re-sprouts from its underground tuber each spring. The brilliant orange or red flower clusters appear in midsummer followed by attractive green pods. Prefers full sun but can handle light shade.

Babiana stricta

Deciduous Bulb

Fans of sword-shaped leaves which emerge in mid-winter, spikes of blue to violet flowers emerge in the spring. Flowers and foliage die back by summer. Keep dry when dormant.

Carex “Blue Zinger”

Evergreen Sedge

Stunning glaucus blue clumps of arcing blades. Cool season grower. Great for rock gardens.

Carex pansa

Evergreen Sedge

Durable spreading sedge, used as lawn substitute or unmowed meadow.

Ephedra viridis

Evergreen Shrub

“The Navajo brewed the tops into a drink for use as a cough medicine. Other indians roasted the seeds, ate them whole or ground them into a meal for various uses” (Elmore and Janish, Shrubs and Trees of the Southwest Uplands, 1976).

Helianthemum “Ben Ledi”

Evergreen Perennial

Sub-shrub, low-growing groundcover. Silver grey leaves and a profusion of rose-red colored flowers cover plant throughout spring and summer.

Helianthemum “Ben Nevis”

Evergreen Perennial

Sub-shrub, low-growing groundcover. Green leaves and a profusion of orange flowers cover plant throughout spring.

Helianthemum “Dazzler”

Evergreen Perennial

Sub-shrub, low-growing groundcover. Green leaves and a profusion of red flowers cover plant throughout spring.

Helianthemum “Golden Nugget”

Evergreen Perennial

Ground cover with small gold-yellow flowers that appear in late spring. Drought tolerant once established. Great in beds, hanging baskets and trailing over walls. Deer resistant.

Helianthemum “Hartswood Ruby”

Hybrid, PP20044
Evergreen Perennial

Low-growing groundcover has true-red flowers with yellow centers spring through summer. Perfect for dry slopes, borders or in pots.

Helleborus “Cherry Blossom”

Evergreen Perennial

Great for dry shade. Large double blooms with rich pink outer petals and a deep cherry center. Deer resistant.

Helleborus “Double Ellen Picotee”

Evergreen Perennial

Variable colors from rose to mauve, lined or speckled, blooming winter through spring. Dark evergreen foliage, great for shady areas in the garden, and deer resistant.

Helleborus “Double Ellen White”

Evergreen Perennial

Beautiful soft white flowers with mauve freckles blooming winter through spring. Dark evergreen foliage, great for shady areas in the garden, and deer resistant.

Helleborus “Ivory Prince”

Evergreen Perennial

Great for dry shade. Green and white downward-facing flowers. Green foliage, hints of red in the flowers, leaves and stems. Deer resistant.

Helleborus “Penny’s Pink”

Evergreen Perennial

Flowers late winter into spring. Purple buds open up to a light mauve-pink flower that ages to a deep pink and green. Silvery-green foliage with a defined veining pattern. Great for dry shade locations.

Helleborus “Pink Marble”

Evergreen Perennial

2″ soft pink flowers top the low growing richly colored foliage in winter. Silver-veined red-edged green foliage

Helleborus “Red Lady”

Evergreen Perennial

This Lenten Rose displays flower colors of rich burgundy wine to deep red in winter thru spring. Silvery green foliage. Deer resistant.

Helleborus “Ruby Glow”

Evergreen Perennial

Ruby stems and pink flowers that age to a rose color in winter thru spring. Silvery green foliage.

Helleborus “Silver Dollar”

Evergreen Perennial

Great for dry shade. Green downward-facing flowers on pink bloom stalks above the leaves. Serrated grey-green foliage, hints of red in the flowers and leaves. Deer resistant.

Helleborus “Silver Lace”

Evergreen Perennial

Great for dry shade. Elegant green downward-facing flowers drape over the stiff serrated grey-green foliage. Deer resistant.