Although all plants need a proportion of water to be able to photosynthesise there are some that conserve the water more efficiently than others enabling them to be more tolerant to periods of drought. This collection consists of a selection of our most efficient plants for a dry environment. Sedum Herbstfreude – Succulent green foliage and coral pink flowers. Also adored by bees. Flowers August – October. Stipa tennuisima – all Stipa are relatively drought tolerant as they curl their leaves to reduce transpiration. This species is particularly good. Ht 40cm. Saxifraga x urbium – London Pride. An easy and rewarding plant. Grows in sun or shade. Linaria Canon Went – A particularly pretty hybrid of Toadflax. Flowers June – Sept. Stachys byzantina Big Ears – The larger form of this species. Wonderfully soft downy leaves. Adored by bees. Good ground cover.
All of the above are sun loving plants. For shade loving see our Dry Shade Collection.
Plant Details: THE PLANTSMANS CHOICE Drought Tolerant Plants
THE PLANTSMANS CHOICE
Drought Tolerant Plants
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Winter grow conditions:
Woottens rating 9/10
Butterflies, Bees, Marine
Plant Collection: YES
Mail Order Details
We aim to despatch our container grown stock within 4 working days & 10 days’ for bareroot stock. However there may be a delay on certain plants due to regular changes in availability and plant quality. We only send plants of optimum quality therefore your delivery may be split and plants sent to follow later. Whilst we try and keep our website up to date inevitably during busy period’s plants may sell out.
We advise you contact the nursery regarding availability should you have any concerns. Or Click Here to find out more about our mail order plants.
Collections – For container grown stock we need 4 workings days’ notice before collection & 10 days’ for bareroot stock. You can collect from the nursery on a Wednesday between 9am-4pm or a Saturday between 9am-12noon or on one of our open weekends.