Formal Dry Garden


Featuring a formal and symmetrical arrangement typical of the French or modern style, this dry garden features a colorful display of drought-tolerant plants, especially the long-blooming lavender and sages. Note the gravel mulch. It provides an additional layer of texture and gives the garden a western vibe.

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May Night
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This Kit Includes

  • Lavandula ‘Phenomenal’™ (Phenomenal lavender) This French hybrid lavender will bring gentle fragrance and honeybees to your hot, dry garden. Bred for heat and cold tolerance, this purple cultivar has a large zone spread, from 5 to 10 and works well in the xeric garden. Well-draining soil is a must, and sand is preferred. Plant in a no or low water garden along a path for easy access to the cuttings, but beware, the plant contains linalool, a compound that is toxic to dogs, cats, and horses. more info
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘PowWow White’ (PowWow® White Coneflower) This prairie-borne nativar is a compact, early bloomer that will bring lovely, white blooms to your front border. Attractive to bees and butterflies in flower, they will swarm to gather its nectar and pollen. This Echinacea is also host to the silvery checkerspot butterfly (Chlosyne nycteis), a ‘Species of Special Concern’ in several northeast states. Additionally, its seeds feed goldfinches and other small birds. more info
  • Salvia x sylvestris ‘May Night’ (May Night wood sage) Another mint family favorite, this aromatic herb is well suited for the leading edge of a dry garden where it can attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds en masse. Also known as ‘Mainacht’, this early summer bloomer exhibits rich, fuzzy, violet-blue spikes alongside the catmints, yarrows, and early daylilies. This plant can be deadheaded to intersecting branches for repeat blooms with moderate effort or cut down to basal growth for rejuvenation.