New reply from Florexpert

Amsonia hubrichtii, cool blue flowers in spring and hot autumn foliage, perennial too!

Dalea purpurea, will attract butterflies, perennial.

Eryngium ‘Big Blue’, sterile, so won’t re-seed in the drain…perennial.

Verbena bonariensis ‘Purple Tower’, sterile, won’t re-seed.

Phlomis tuberosa ‘Amazone’, perennial.

Pycnanthemum muticum, nice gray foliage, minty scent, bee/butterfly friendly, perennial.

Maybe some of the sterile hellebores for winter time, like ‘Anna’s Pink’?

Agastache ‘Black Adder’, sterile, won’t seed around, perennial.

Some Sporobolus heterolepis to give a grass background, and popcorn scent in the autumn…

Some plain purple Echinaceas dotted about, they will combine well with the rest.

Would also suggest some of the sterile ornamental Alliums scattered within the grass, like ‘Beau Regard’, ‘Gladiator’ or ‘Globemaster’.

Maybe add some Cornus ‘Ivory Halo’, they’ll give nice variegated foliage in summer while providing bright red stems in winter, especially if you cut it back.

Original Post by NewHomeNewGarden

Low maintenance drought tolerant flowers

I’ve recently had a new driveway and have a small border at the side of it. I am looking for suggestions of low maintenance and drought tolerant flowers. Something which gives some colour and also things which flower at different times of year so there is something in bloom for the majority of the year (if possible). 

The border is next to a drain which services my property, so the flowers cannot be anything which will grow into it or cause problems for it.

Any suggestions are welcome and if you have any photos, all the better.

Thanks 🙂


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