Wednesday, April 30, 2008


The following is a list of plant materials well adapted for water-wise landscaping in New Hampshire.

Ornamental Grasses: Alopecurus pratensis, Foxtail grass, Zone 4 Deschampsia cespitosa, Tufted Hair Grass, Zones 4 & 5 Molina arundinacea, Purple Moor Grass, Zones 4 & 5 Phalaris arundinacea, Ribbon Grass, Zone 4

Trees and Shrubs: Acer negundo, Box elder Cotoneaster spp Crataegus spp., Hawthorn Juniperus spp, Junipers Kalmia latifolia, Mountain Laurel Prunus Americana, American plum Rosa Rugosa, Beach Rose Syringa spp, lilac

Perennial Flowers Achillea spp, Yarrow, Zone 3 Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed, Zone 3 Baptisia australis, False Indigo, Zone 3 Coreopsis spp, Zone 3 Dianthus plumarius, Grass Pink, Cottage Pink, Zone 3 Echinacea purpurea, Purple Coneflower, Zone 3 Gypsophila paniculata, Baby's Breath, Zone 3 Hemerocallis spp, Daylily, Zones 3-4 Perovskia atriplicifolia, Russian Sage, Zone 5 Rudbeckia spp., Black-eyed Susan, Zones 3-4 Sedum spp., Stonecrop, Zones 3-4 Stachys spp, Lamb's Ears, Zone 4

Annual Flowers Cleome spinosa, Spiderflower Coreopsis tinctoria Euphorbia marginata, Snow-on-the-Mountain Gailardia pulchella, Blanket Flower Helianthus annus, Sunflower Portulaca grandiflora Tithonia rotundifolia, Mexican Sunflower Salvia farinacea, Blue Salvia

For Additional Information Please contact the Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau at (603) 271-2513 or or visit our website at All of the bureau’s fact sheets are on-line at Xeriscape Council of New Mexico. Complete discussion of the seven principles of xeriscape University of Vermont, Department of Plant and Soil Science. Detailed description of how to grow ornamental grasses. Wild Ones Natural Landscapers, Ltd. Discussion about landscaping with native plants. Though geared to the Midwest, has some useful information. References: _____; MIL-Handbook-1165, Water Conservation; US Dept. of Defense; 1997; pp 67-73. Vickers, Amy; Handbook of Water Use and Conservation; WaterPlow Press, Amherst, MA; 2001; pp 140-223. Note: This fact sheet is accurate as of January 2007. Statutory or regulatory changes, or the availability of additional information after this date may render this information inaccurate or incomplete.

Dutch Gardens, Inc.


At April 30, 2008, Anonymous Lya Sorano said...

New Hampshire and Georgia are worlds apart, but it's not unrealistic to think that plants doing well in one state under drought conditions -- and since last Summer, we know all about drought in North Georgia! - may also do well in another. Sages have come through well for me, as has the sedum "Autumn Joy", Gaura is showing up nicely this Spring, and the Bearded Irises are approaching their maximum blooms. Daisies and Lavenders will soon be in bloom and the Daylilies will not be far behind. Happy gardening, in New Hampshire, or where ever your gardens are!

At April 30, 2008, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Thank you for your comments Lya! I'm sure you are absolutely correct. As long as the plants can survive our harsh winters in Northern New Hampshire, I'm sure their xeriscape abilities will do nicely anywhere!


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