Mar 09, 2005 16:22 PST
i have an excellent book that deals with perennials. it's called "The
Perennial Gardener's Design Primer" by Stephanie Cohen. i looked up the
section on dry soils & it says these are good plants to use:
allium or chives
creeping baby's breath or snow in summer
a low growing coreopsis
compact asiatic lilies
nepeta or catmint
'Marcus salvia' or 'Goodness Grows' speedwell
creeping thyme or any other thyme
other grasses work well too
it also suggests daylilies & torch lilies
i know my daylilies are in partial sun & they work well. so are my thymes.
the book says any type of plant that grows readily in a Mediterranean type
climate work well.