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‘Gerald Darby’ iris (Iris x robusta): some of the foliage and the stems are purple. It’s a siberian iris, so no beard. Flower is also purple. Found my tubers on eBay. Growing in curbside garden.

6 Drought Tolerant Perennials for My Secret Garden

If you have a sunny, dry spot in your garden, these plants will survive any drought conditions.

6 Drought Tolerant Perennials for My Secret Garden

Do you have a hot sunny garden where most of your plants literally wilt in the afternoon sun? My secret garden is exactly that - plus it's filled with sandy soil that doesn't hold water at all. This year, I'm going to look for drought tolerant flowers like these six that can withstand hot July sun and lack of rain. Gardening will be a pleasure again.

This is what I would love to see in the front of my house, and between Erin's and my houses--dotted with some flowering perennials!

Foxglove, Excelsior Mixed Clrs Hybrid Nice mix of flower colors for early season bloom. Spikes of speckled, shapely blooms flower in shades of pink, rose, purple, cream, primrose and white in early summer of second season after seed is sown. Grows well in partial shade or sun in borders and woodland gardens. Poisonous if eaten. Biennial. Ht. 5'. Product Details

Professional Secrets For Growing Perennial Flowers

I’ve been growing perennial flowers my entire gardening life and they’ve been the backbone plants of every garden I've ever had. I don't think I'll ever get

Another view of my favorite garden: Les Jardins Agapanthe in Grigneuseville, France. Alexandre Thomas, creator.

Pinner says: "Hollyhocks and foxglove, perfect butterfly and hummingbird plants and deer resistant too. What i want to know is how gardeners get these 2 species to bloom together! In MY garden, foxgloves bloom in early summer and hollyhocks flower in late summer! What gives?? (These are not hollyhocks; think it's foxglove)"