Perennials For Dry Shade

perennials for dry shade
  • (perennial) lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness"
  • (perennial) recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"
  • A perennial plant
  • (perennial) lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"
  • relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
  • Darken or color (an illustration or diagram) with parallel pencil lines or a block of color
  • shadow: cast a shadow over
  • represent the effect of shade or shadow on
  • Screen from direct light
  • Cover, moderate, or exclude the light of
  • a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • Become dry
  • Wipe tears from (the eyes)
  • become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
  • remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
  • Cause to become dry

Bears Breeches
Bears Breeches
Acanthus mollis, commonly known as Bear's Breeches, is a herbaceous perennial plant in the genus Acanthus, native to the Mediterranean region from Portugal and northwest Africa east to Croatia, and is one of the earliest cultivated species of garden plants. It grows to 2 m tall, with basal clusters of deeply lobed and cut, shining dark green leaves up to 1 m long and 20 cm broad. The flowers are tubular, whitish, lilac or rose with spiny green or purplish bracts, and produced on stout spikes which grow up to 2.5 m (8 ft) above the leaves. It flowers in late spring or early summer. It grows in dry areas, and is tolerant of drought and shade. The plants are propagated from tubers and tend to form large, localized clumps which can survive for several decades. The leaves of this plant are generally considered by historians to have been the design inspiration for the Corinthian column capitals of Greco-Roman architecture.
Blue pincushion planted today. 5-22-09
Blue pincushion planted today. 5-22-09
These prolific plants bloom early and heavy, and continue on a lesser degree if the spent flowers are cut. The flowers are long stemmed. The foliage is neat, forming a low mound of decorative leaves. Divide clump in spring every few years to rejuvenate the plant. Common Name: Pincushion Flower Botanical Name: Scabiosa Type: Perennial Soil Preference: Prefers a well-drained, alkaline soil. Can tolerate some drought and will grow in dry to moist soils. Light Requirements: Full Sun to light shade Attributes: Attracts birds & butterflies, Deer resistant, Extended bloom season; Provides a source of nectar for bees and butterflies. Pests: Spider mites, slugs, vine weevil Diseases: Stem rot, mildew, leaf spot, anthracnose.

perennials for dry shade