Drought-Resistant & Sun-Loving Designer Garden

Drought-Resistant & Sun-Loving Designer Garden

A colourful collection of varieties that require little water.

Too many hot, sunny days and too little water will decimate most flower beds. That's why we chose nine colourful perennials that, once established, can take the heat and drought, and still put on a spectacular show all season long! This garden should be planted in well-drained soil where it will receive full sun. The varieties in this collection cover an area of approximately 60 square feet (6' x 10'). Each collection comes with a helpful planting diagram. Varieties are labeled for ease of planting.

This Designer Garden includes 1 each of the following:
  • Green Twister Coneflower
  • Orange Glory Flower
  • Coronation Gold Plate Yarrow
  • Snowflake Evergreen Candytuft
  • Goblin Gaillardia
  • Emerald Blue Carpet Phlox
  • Emerald Pink Carpet Phlox
  • Drummond's Pink Carpet Phlox
  • Autumn Joy Sedum

Green Twister Coneflower: 4", daisylike, lemon-green blooms—some of which are more yellow than green—darken to reddish pink in the centre and highlight a carmine-red cone. This eye-catching coneflower is excellent in bouquets and arrangements, but you can also leave some spent blooms to feed finches and other birds through the winter.
Size: #1 Plant
Height: 40"
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Summer

Orange Glory Flower: Bright orange flower heads are delightfully scented and attract butterflies. These cultivated descendants of the native wildflower are ready for your border, naturalized plantings and bouquets.
Asclepias tuberosa
Size: #1 Plant
Height: 18-24"
Bloom Time: All Summer

Coronation Gold Plate Yarrow: Provides a rich, golden-yellow colour in the garden throughout the summer. Butterflies can't resist the blooms, which make excellent dried or fresh-cut flowers. Tolerant of drought and even road salt.
Size: #1 Plant
Height: 30–40"
Bloom Time: all summer

Snowflake Evergreen Candytuft: Often used as a ground cover in rock gardens, its attractive, glossy foliage forms a compact mound. Evergreen except in areas with severe frost. Produces many lovely white flowers during spring that attract butterflies.
Iberis sempervirens
Size: #1 Plant
Height: 8–10"
Bloom Time: Mid to Late Spring

Goblin Gaillardia: Its knack for blooming continually from early summer into fall led to this plant alternatively being called the blanket flower. The daisylike blooms feature reddish-brown cones surrounded by scarlet-red petals with yellow tips.
Gaillardia arista
Size: #1 Plant
Height: 12"
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Early Fall

Emerald Blue Carpet Phlox: This low-growing, fast-spreading ground cover creates an impressive blanket of pretty, lavenderblue flowers and lush, semi-evergreen foliage. Planted alongside white or bright colours, it creates a dramatic display in the landscape.
Plox subulata
Size: #1 Division
Height: 4–6"
Bloom Time: Late Spring

Emerald Pink carpet Phlox: Tiny, star-shaped, hot pink flowers gorgeously envelop its low mound of needlelike, dark green leaves. Clip plant immediately after blooming for a denser habit. Adds beauty and interest to a sunny rockery, along a walkway or in a mixed container.
Plox subulata
Size: #1 Division
Height: 4–6"
Bloom Time: Late Spring

Drummond's Pink Carpet Phlox: A vibrantly coloured creeping phlox, its star-shaped blooms are rich rose-pink and nicely set off by narrow, semi-evergreen leaves. This fragrant low grower forms a lush carpet of flowers and foliage on slopes, in rocky spots and even in dry, sandy soil.Looks great in borders and containers, and creeps beautifully through rock gardens!
Plox subulata
Size: #1 Root
Height: 4–6"
Bloom Time: Late Spring

Autumn Joy Sedum: Easy to grow and virtually maintenance free, it delivers full mounds of deep rose-pink flowers that set the late summer and early fall beds and borders ablaze with colour and beauty. Blooms deepen to rich bronze-red with age.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Size: #1 Plant
Height: 24"
Bloom Time: Late Summer to Mid Fall
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    Full Sun
  • Size

    #1 Plant
  • Zone

  • Bloom Time

    This collection provides color (flowers) from mid-late spring until mid fall.
  • Height

    4 - 40 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained, average to dry
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  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone3-9
  • Flowering TimeThis collection provides color (flowers) from mid-late spring until mid fall.
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Flower ColorThis collection contains perennials in all kinds of colors; see individual varieties.
  • Flower FormSee individual varieties for details.
  • Foliage TypeSee individual varieties for details.
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit4 - 40 inches
  • Planting InstructionsPlant the bareroot plants with their eyes (sprouts) just below the soil. Water well after planting.
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained, average to dry
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningNot needed. See individual varieties for details (some varieties will produce new flowers when spent flowers are removed).

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