Just when I think I've explored all the "lower maintenance" flower options for my area....along comes PBS with more great ideas!
Bleary-eyed and about to fall asleep to Victory Garden, I scribbled down the name of the plant that seemed so amazing -- Agastache -- to look up later.
So now I see how truly wonderful this plant is.
It is drought tolerant and has many colors and fragrances fom which to choose.
Depending on which colors you choose you select perennial flowers that can attract bees, hummingbirds, butterflies or bees.
I see why people say Agastache: Where have you been all my life?
Check out this lovely Agastache 'Ava' from High Country Gardens. It blooms with intensifying color from midsummer.
This is Agastache 'Desert Sunrise' from the same company. It has a delightful fragrance and the appeal of a sunrise with shades of orange, pink and lavender.
Agastache 'Orange Flare' that makes a big impact with the fragrance and deep orange color.
Be sure to check out more of their xeriscaping low-maintenance selections described here:
Our High Country Gardens Style of xeriscaping encourages you to use a wide variety of plants to create a low-maintenance landscape that is well matched to its region and is in harmony with the environment. Plant a beautiful landscape that attracts songbirds, hummmingbirds, butterflies and beneficial insects, while enhancing the comfort and appearance of your property.