Aug. 30 column: Drought-tolerant plants
Drought-tolerant Helenium (a.k.a. Sneezeweed)
Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Low-water wonders. The topic is drought-tolerant plants, which I felt would be of interest to anyone who has been dealing with the heat and drought of this summer.
It’s always a good idea to use drought-tolerant plants in our landscapes in order to conserve water. Oftentimes, when gardeners hear the words “drought-tolerant,” they think that limits their options or that the plants won’t be very attractive. Fortunately, that’s not the case at all!
I’ve included photos of the various plants I mentioned in my article below. The photo above is of another plant I didn’t have room for. Helenium, more commonly known as Sneezeweed (not the greatest name, I’ll admit!) blooms like crazy and really can take the heat.
I hope you will find this column interesting and useful as you choose plants for your garden.
|Rudbeckia hirta Gloriosa Daisy|
|Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’|
|Flowering Sempervivum (Hens ‘n Chicks)|
|Calendula (Pot Marigold)|
|Persian Carpet Zinnia|
|Achillea (Yarrow) |
|Agastache (Hummingbird Mint, Hyssop)|
|Calamagrostis acutiflora (Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass)|