Drought Tolerant

  • Androsace lanuginosa

    3cm. Forms a mat of hirsute foliage, with sprays of dainty pink flowers in summer. For well-drained soil in sun. Not too wet in winter (though mine have all survived the extremely wet winter of 2015-16!)
  • Arabis alpina ssp caucasica Flore Pleno

    10cm. Forms an evergreen mat of grey-green rosettes, with long-lasting double white flowers in late spring. Very well drained soil in full sun.
  • Erigeron karvinskianus

    15cm. Vigorous, carpeting, spreading perennial, with masses of white daisies, becoming pink as they age, in summer. Well-drained soil in full sun. Suitable for walls or cracks in paving. Self seeds.
  • Geranium dalmaticum

    15 x 50cm. Neat mounds of glossy aromatic foliage, colouring in autumn. Clear shell-pink flowers in summer. Moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part-shade. Suitable for a rock garden or front of border. For sunny well-drained areas. Fragrant/aromatic. Attracts bees, butterflies etc. Alpine/rock garden plant ***
  • Geranium Little Gem

    10-15cm. Forms a low tidy mat of foliage, with deep magenta flowers over a long period in summer. Enjoys a well-drained soil in sun. Chalk loving/tolerant For sunny well-drained areas Attracts bees, butterflies etc. Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Geranium Pink Delight

    10-15cm. A low-growing plant, forming a neat mound covered with light pink flowers over a long period in summer. Grows in well-drained soil, in a sunny position. Attracts bees, etc. Chalk loving/tolerant For sunny well-drained areas Attracts bees, butterflies etc. Alpine/rock garden plant
  • Geranium sanguineum Ankum’s Pride

    15cms. A low-growing geranium for front of border in a sunny, well-drained situation. The comparatively large pink flowers are produced all summer, better if dead-headed every now and then! Attracting bees, etc too.
  • Geranium sanguineum var striatum Compact Mottisfont Form

    10 x 30cm. This compact form flowers for months in summer, with pale pink, dark-veined flowers. It grows slowly, in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun.
  • Lithodora zahnii Azureness

    30-50cm. An evergreen shrublet with pure bright blue flowers in spring, and sporadically through summer. Very attractive to bees. Requires very well-drained soil, and full sun.
  • Origanum Kent Beauty

    Aromatic plant with trailing stems bearing heads of pale pink flowers in showy pink bracts. Very well-drained soil in sun. Good in a trough or container. Hardy in milder areas.
  • Parahebe Snowclouds

    30cm. Forms a small shrub, becoming smothered in masses of small white flowers with a deep pink central ring. Remove spent flower stems for continued flowering from spring into autumn. For well-drained soil in a sunny position.
  • Sisyrinchium Devon Skies

    10-15cm. Bright blue-mauve flowers in summer. Best in fairly well-drained soil in sun.
  • Sisyrinchium Quaint and Queer

    20-30cm. Unusual flowers, dusky yellow and purple, in summer. Reasonably well-drained soil in sun.

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