Details of all of the 2013 plants and dozens more can be found at Plant Select's excellent website: www.plantselect.org The site comes complete with suggested designs that can incorporate the Plant Select winners and many other drought-tolerant plants for a water wise landscape. Once the plants are "established," (one to two growing seasons), many of them will thrive on moderate- to low- to no-supplemental water.
"Turquoise Tails Blue Sedum"
This wonderful blue-green sedum will offer up creamy yellow flowers in mid-summer.
|photo courtesy Lauren Springer Ogden|
|photo courtesy Harriett MacMillan|
"Narbonne Blue Flax"
The flowers on this Mediterranean form of blue flax just keep coming, all summer long.
|photo courtesy Mike Kintzen|
"Tennessee Purple Coneflower"
This lovely coneflower was once endangered in the wild, but has made a great comeback, and is now a Plant Select winner!
"Curly Leaf Sea Kale"
|photo courtesy Pat Hayward|
One of Plant Select's toughest players....
and a terrific evergreen groundcover.
|photo courtesy Gary Epstein|
And for the first time: "Plant Select Petites"
An oh-so-tiny primrose that is so much tougher than it looks! (See www.plantselect.org for picture.)
|photo courtesy Kirk Fieseler|
These diminutive pink flowers top out at just eight inches tall, but they're a magnet for hummingbirds and bees in May and June.
"Scott's Sugarbowls," "Scott's Clematis
|photos courtesy Kirk Fieseler|
As if the mounding, lacy blue-green foliage isn't enough, the delicate purple flowers are sure to win your heart!