Echinops ritro ruthenicus. Undemanding, unfazed by heat & happy as a clam in ordinary soil with some drainage, “Globe Thistle” is a simple to grow, magnetic choice for the dry garden. Impressive, 3” across, richly colored blue “golf balls” stand out on strong multi-branching ghostly white stems above finely cut, shimmery silver foliage to 2’ across. Mid-Summer to Fall blooms.
Paronychia kapela....Can be used instead of creeping thyme as it has no mold 'issues'. Prefers a sunny site and can withstand temperatures down to -17,7º C. It grows best in sandy-gritty soil that is dry but tolerates a range of soils.