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Drought Tolerant Perennials for Northern Colorado

Drought Tolerant Plantings, or Xeriscaping, describes landscaping or gardening with very little water. This is an important practice in our high mountain desert climate and is easy to implement in your own garden setting.

Gulley Greenhouse is a grower and supplier of Plant Select, a registered brand based in the Rocky Mountains that specializes in drought tolerant plants. 

A partial list of drought tolerant plants for Northern Colorado:

  • African Daisy  (Osteospermum)
  • Bearded Iris (Iris germanica)
  • Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
  • Blue Glow Globe Thistle (Echinops bannaticus)
  • Blue Mist Spirea (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
  • Catmint (Nepeta)
  • Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Cotoneaster
  • Creeping Thyme (Thymus praecox)
  • Evening primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa)
  • Gayfeather (Liatris punctata)
  • Gazania
  • Golden Storksbill (Erodium chrysanthum)
  • Goldsturm Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)
  • Ice Plant (Delosperma)
  • Juniper
  • Kannah Creek Sulphur Flower, Eriogonum umbellatum
  • Karl Foerster Grass (Calamagrostis acutifolia)
  • Lamb's Ears (Stachys byzantina)
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Orange Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Orange Carpet Hummingbird Trumpet (Zauschneria garrettii)
  • Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
  • Red Feathers (Echium amoenum)
  • Penstemon
  • Pineleaf Penstemon (Penstemon pinifolius)
  • Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
  • Red Birds in a Tree (Scrophularia macrantha)
  • Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
  • Sedum
  • Snow-in-Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
  • Sunset Hyssop (Agastache rupestris)
  • Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata)
  • Turkish Veronica (Veronica liwanensia)
  • Verbena
  • Vermilion Bluffs Mexican Sage (Salvia darcyi)
  • Woolly Speedwell (Veronica pectinata)
  • Yarrow
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