Drought Resistance · Perennial · Succulent

Aloe spp. & cvs’.

Scientific name: Aloe spp. & cvs’. Family: ASPHODELACEAE Common names: “Aloe” Plant Type: Evergreen succulent perennial Conditions: Zone: 9+ Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Sandy loam Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 5″ – 20′ Leaf and Stem shape: Fleshy succulent leaves with soft spikes along the edges Flower: Spires of tall… Continue reading Aloe spp. & cvs’.

Drought Resistance · Tree

Gleditsia triacanthos

Scientific name: Gleditsia triacanthos Family: FABACEAE Common names: “Common honeylocust” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed Soil: Average – humus rich, handles clay Moisture: Moist well drained – drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 60-80′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Bipinnate leaves with golden yellow-green leaflets, on thorny stems Flower:  Inconspicuous greenish… Continue reading Gleditsia triacanthos

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Bulbs · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Mediterranean · Perennial

Nectaroscordum siculum

Scientific name: Nectaroscordum siculum Synonym: Allium nectaracsardium , Allium siculum, Allium siculum subsp. dioscoridis, Allium bulgaricum Family: ALLIACEAE Common names: “Sicilian honey garlic” “Bulgarian honey garlic” “Mediterranean bells” “Honey lily” Plant Type: Perennial bulb Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Any well drained, sandy mix Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H… Continue reading Nectaroscordum siculum

Drought Resistance · Shrub

Taxus x media

Scientific name: Taxus x media Family: TAXACEAE Common names: “Yew” “Anglojap yew” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-7 Light: Full sun – deep shade Exposure: Sheltered from drying winds Soil: Fertile – sandy loam Moisture: Well drained, will not tolerate wet soils, handles some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-15′ W 5-10′ Leaf and Stem shape: Branches with spreading,… Continue reading Taxus x media

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Fragrant Flowers · Mediterranean · Perennial

Iris germanica

Scientific name: Iris germanica Synonym: Iris mesopotamica, Iris ‘Florentina’ blue Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: “bearded iris” “common German flag” “common iris” “orris root” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil:Alkaline, sandy loam, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Well drained, dry, needs to dry out in the summer Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3′ W 1-2′ Leaf and… Continue reading Iris germanica

Beneficial Insects! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Mediterranean · Perennial

Cynara cardunculus

Scientific name: Cynara cardunculus Synonym: Cynara cardunculus Cardoon Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “globe artichoke” “cardoon” “prickly artichoke” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun, will not grow in shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile soil with good mulch Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-6′ W 2-3′ Leaf and Stem shape: Clumps of… Continue reading Cynara cardunculus

Drought Resistance · Tree

Acer negundo ‘Variegatum’

Scientific name: Acer negundo ‘Variegatum’ Family: SAPINDACEAE Common names: “Manitoba maple” “Variegated box elder” “Ash-leaf maple” “Boxelder maple” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 2-10 Light: Full sun best Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – poor soils Moisture: Moist well drained, handles poor drainage in full sun, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: 30-50′ H & W Leaf and Stem… Continue reading Acer negundo ‘Variegatum’