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Rock Gardens

  A rock garden plant community thrives in rocky well-drained soils in full sun. While many of these species are vernal (springtime) we have selected a collection of plants that grow between 2 -14 inches and provide season-long blooms. Our rock garden community plants … Continue reading

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broad-leaf penstemon (Penstemon angustifolius)

  Common name: broad-leaf penstemon Botanical name: Penstemon angustifolius Light: full sun Height: 8 – 24 inches Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: sandy or rocky to loamy soils Perennial wildflower with long tubular purple to pink flowers and smooth, waxy, gray … Continue reading

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fern-leaf biscuitroot (Lomatium dissectum)

  Common name: fern-leaf biscuitroot Botanical name: Lomatium dissectum Light: full sun Height: 18 – 50 inches Water: moderate to low Soil type: well-drained gravelly to sandy loam blooms in early summer; large yellow flowers in flat-topped umbels; fern-like leaves and roots are edible; an interesting lacy texture in … Continue reading

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big-seed biscuitroot (Lomatium macrocarpum)

  Common name: big-seed biscuitroot Botanical name: Lomatium macrocarpum Light: full sun Height: 4 – 10 inches Water: moderate to low Soil type: well-drained gravelly to sandy loam blooms in early summer; tiny whitish flowers in flat-topped umbels; parsley-like leaves and roots are edible; great for … Continue reading

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biscuitroot (Lomatium cous)

  Common name: biscuitroot Botanical name: Lomatium cous Light: full sun Height: 4 – 8 inches Water: moderate to low Soil type: gravelly to sandy loam blooms in spring; tiny yellow flowers in flat-topped umbels; parsley-like leaves are edible; great for rock gardens and borders … Continue reading

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yellow desert fleabane (Erigeron linearis)

  Common name: yellow desert fleabane Botanical name: Erigeron linearis Light: full sun Height:  2 – 12 inches Water: low in spring, drought tolerant Soil type: sandy to rocky Perennial wildflower with narrow linear leaves and 1/3″ yellow daisy-like flowers; blooms midsummer; taproot; great for … Continue reading

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Wyoming big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata v. wyomingensis)

  Common name: Wyoming big sagebrush Botanical name: Artemisia tridentata v. wyomingensis Light: Full sun Height: 12 – 30 inches Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: variety of soils Perennial shrub with silver-green three-tipped narrow leaves and inconspicuous yellowish flowers in late … Continue reading

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ballhead sandwort (Arenaria congesta)

  Common name: ballhead sandwort Botanical name: Arenaria congesta Light: Full sun Height: 6 – 12 inches Water: low, drought tolerant Soil type: well-drained sandy to rocky soils Perennial alpine wildflower with fine leaves (grass-like) with clusters of small white 5-petalled flowers … Continue reading

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Meadows

                Meadow or prairie plants prefer sunny, dry locations with little water.  Meadow communities are usually comprised of both grasses and forbs that tolerate drought but also thrive with some water, especially in … Continue reading

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Drought Tolerant Plants

Drought tolerant means plants survive without supplemental water. Xeric means plants thrive without supplemental water. There can be a significant difference. Drought tolerant plants require little if any supplementary water once established.  They rely on rain water and have specialized … Continue reading

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