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Plants for Dry Soil Conditions

Planting in dry soil? This handy list will give you our best bets on which plants will fare the best under these conditions.

  • Acer (Maple)
  • Achillea (Yarrow)
  • Aegopodium (Bishop's Weed)
  • Anthemis (Golden Marguerite)
  • Arabis (Rockcress)
  • Arctostaphylos (Bearberry)
  • Armeria (Sea Thrift)
  • Aronia (Chokeberry)
  • Artemisia (Artemisia)
  • Asclepias (Butterflyweed)
  • Aster (Aster)
  • Aurinia (Basket of Gold)
  • Baptisia (False Blue Indigo)
  • Bergenia (Pig Squeak)
  • Boltonia (False Starwort)
  • Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
  • Calluna (Heather)
  • Centaurea (Cornflower)
  • Cerastium (Snow in Summer)
  • Chaenomeles (Quince)
  • Coreopsis (Tickseed)
  • Cotinus (Smokebush)
  • Crataegus (Hawthorne)
  • Cytisus (Broom)
  • Dianthus (Pinks)
  • Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)
  • Echinops (Globe Thistle)
  • Eryngium (Sea Holly)
  • Euonymus (Euonymus, Burning Bush)
  • Euphorbia (Spurge)
  • Fraxinus (Ash)
  • Gaillardia (Blanket Flowers)
  • Geranium (Cranesbill)
  • Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)
  • Juniperus (Juniper)
  • Kolkwitzia (Beauty Bush)
  • Lavandula (Lavender)
  • Limonium (Sea Lavender)
  • Lychnis (Campion)
  • Macleaya (Plume Poppy)
  • Malus (Flowering Crabapple, Apple)
  • Malva (Mallow)
  • Myrica (Northern Bayberry)
  • Nepeta (Catmint)
  • Oenothera (Evening Primrose)
  • Papaver (Poppy)
  • Penstemon (Beard Tongue)
  • Perovskia (Russian Sage)
  • Philadelphus (Mock Orange)
  • Picea (Spruce)
  • Pinus (Pine)
  • Potentilla (Cinquefoil)
  • Prunus (Cherry, Plum, Almond)
  • Rhus (Sumac)
  • Rosa (Rose)
  • Salvia (Meadow Sage)
  • Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)
  • Spiraea (Spirea)
  • Stachys (Lamb's Ears)
  • Thymus (Thyme)
  • Vaccinium (Blueberry, Cranberry)
  • Weigela (Weigela)