University of Illinois Extension

Perennials for Hot and Dry Sites

  • Yarrow–Achillea spp.
  • Wall Cress–Arabis caucasica
  • Sea Thrift–Armeria maritima
  • Silver Mound Artemisia–Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound'
  • Silver King Artemisia–Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver King'
  • Butterfly Weed–Asclepias tuberosa
  • Basket-of-Gold–Aurinia saxatilis
  • False Indigo–Baptisia australis
  • Mountain Bluet–Centaurea montana
  • Coreopsis–Coreopsis spp.
  • Globe Thistle–Echinops ritro
  • Coneflower–Echinacea purpurea
  • Sea Holly–Eryngium amethystinum
  • Blanketflower–Gaillardia x grandiflora
  • Daylily–Hemerocallis spp.
  • Candytuft–Iberis sempervirens
  • Red Hot Poker–Kniphofia hybrids
  • Blazing Star–Liatris spp.
  • Maltese Cross–Lychnis chalcedonica
  • Primrose–Oenothera spp.
  • Russian Sage–Perovskia atriplicifolia
  • Orange Coneflower–Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii
  • Rock Soapwort–Saponaria ocymoides
  • Stonecrop–Sedum spp.
  • Lamb's Ear–Stachys byzantina
  • Veronica–Veronica spp.