Top 50 water-wise plants  Pride of Madeira Actually from Madeira, this plant produces wonderful spikes of blue-purple flowers along the coast in poor soil and with practically no extra water. Bees love it.

Top 50 water-wise plants Pride of Madeira Actually from Madeira, this plant produces wonderful spikes of blue-purple flowers along the coast in poor soil and with practically no extra water. Bees love it.

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15 of our favorite drought-tolerant perennials—see them here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/perennials-with-drought-tolerance/?socsrc=bhgpin050112droughtperennials

15 of our favorite drought-tolerant perennials—see them here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/perennials-with-drought-tolerance/?socsrc=bhgpin050112droughtperennials

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Cerinthe major purpurascens "Blue Honeywort" - Outstanding selection with grey green foliage and beautiful blue blooms.  Easy to grow in full to part sun, great for bees and butterflies.

Cerinthe major purpurascens "Blue Honeywort" - Outstanding selection with grey green foliage and beautiful blue blooms. Easy to grow in full to part sun, great for bees and butterflies.

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Salvia Marchus, 8"-12", The perfect Salvia for planting in containers or as an edging. Marcus is a dwarf form of Salvia growing to only around 12 inches tall. The intense dark purple flowers will remain all summer if regularly deadheaded. Plants are very compact and bushy and have very nice olive-green foliage.   Plants look very good when planted with soft yellows such as Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee'.

Salvia Marchus, 8"-12", The perfect Salvia for planting in containers or as an edging. Marcus is a dwarf form of Salvia growing to only around 12 inches tall. The intense dark purple flowers will remain all summer if regularly deadheaded. Plants are very compact and bushy and have very nice olive-green foliage. Plants look very good when planted with soft yellows such as Coreopsis 'Creme Brulee'.

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beautiful mix of perennial flowers bloom in a wide range of blue, white, yellow, red, and purple colors against a brown, stone, wall

beautiful mix of perennial flowers bloom in a wide range of blue, white, yellow, red, and purple colors against a brown, stone, wall

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Echium webbii (Echium webbii) is a frost hardy biennial evergreen plant with blue flowers in late Summer and mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a panicle inflorescence. It has high drought tolerance. It looks best in Summer.

Echium webbii (Echium webbii) is a frost hardy biennial evergreen plant with blue flowers in late Summer and mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a panicle inflorescence. It has high drought tolerance. It looks best in Summer.

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Purple Smoke Bush | Hardy in Zones 4-9, Full Sun, 12-15' Tall. Great accent planting, with pruning can also be used as an ornamental tree.

Purple Smoke Bush | Hardy in Zones 4-9, Full Sun, 12-15' Tall. Great accent planting, with pruning can also be used as an ornamental tree.

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Blauwkussen - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue'   Prachtige kussenvormende bodembedekker die ook bijzonder goed in hanging baskets kan groeien. Een randje langs een pad, trapje of gazon is prachtig. Kan ook prima in de rotstuin. Is wintergroen.

Blauwkussen - Plant Aubrieta 'Cascade Blue' Prachtige kussenvormende bodembedekker die ook bijzonder goed in hanging baskets kan groeien. Een randje langs een pad, trapje of gazon is prachtig. Kan ook prima in de rotstuin. Is wintergroen.

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