HOT and DRY. Drought tolerant Ice Plant (Delosperma) is right at home along this cement curbside. Few sun perennials can take such less-than-forgiving locations yet still provide months of bloom all summer long.
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Delightful Daylily Sunny gold Stella d'Oro daylily lights up the garden with its trumpet-shape yellow flowers all summer long. This tough plant scoffs at hot, dry conditions. Here it creates a spectacular combination with blue ornamental onion
Colorful Planting Partners-Here, the orange blooms of Eriogonum umbellatum stand out against the gray-green foliage and pink blooms of Mojave sage (Salvia pachyphylla). Both plants are drought-tolerant and thrive with little maintenance.
Lilac - Full Bush - Lavender clusters of Flowers. Blooms in Spring . Grows 12 to 15 ft and 10 to 12 ft wide. Does well in Full Sun to Partial Shade. Soil should be well drained. I have this as a focal point in the far corner of the yard so you can see in no matter which way you enter.
(Linaria maroccana) Easy to grow, these dainty snapdragon-like flowers are superb for edging or massing in borders; or as pot plants. They give a bold splash of colour and are really delightful. A hardy annual, flowering the same year. It grows well on any well drained soil in a sunny position. plant: Late Summer to early Winter. Sow 5mm (quarter-inch) deep in position. Keep moist. Sow seeds in sizeable clumps about 8cm (3in) apart. Water regularly in dry weather