WHICH PLANTS CAN WITHSTAND DROUGHT BEST?

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WHICH PLANTS CAN WITHSTAND DROUGHT BEST?

View the approximately 50 most suitable plants for dry and sandy soil here!

A long dry summer sometimes also has advantages. After all, we can then experience which plants, shrubs and trees can tolerate exceptional heat and drought. Jan Hein Moors ( StadWaterLand ) set up a new cemetery in 2016 with dozens of species of plants. After a normal growing season and average summer in 2017, the extremely hot and dry summer of 2018 followed.

The cemetery was not sprayed or irrigated at all, so the planting had to do it all on its own. The results are mapped per plant. It gives us an excellent picture of heat-resistant plants. There are of course more, but they were not planted by Jan Hein at the time.

DROUGHT AND HEAT RESISTANT PLANTS

Achillea species Perennial
Alchemilla species Perennial
Anthemis carpatica Perennial
Aster species Perennial
Broussonetia papyrifera shrub
Buddleja ‘Silver Anniversary shrub
Buddleja ‘Purple Prince’ shrub
Buddleja species shrub
Calamagrostis brachytricha Ornamental grass/Perennial
Centaurea Montana Perennial
Perennial
Perennial
Ornamental grasses in general Perennial
Hedera species shrub
shrub
Hydrangea quercifolia shrub
shrub
Ilex aquifolium ‘Harpune’ shrub
shrub
Malcolmia Maritima Perennial
malvac Perennial
Nepeta faassenii Perennial
Osmanthus burkwoodii shrub
Pennisetum all. ‘Hameln’ Perennial
Phlox paniculata Perennial
Prunus laur. ‘Rotundifolia’ shrub
Rosa (K) ‘Amadeus’ Rose/Shrub
Rosa (K) ‘Perennial Blush’ Rose/Shrub
Rosa ‘Cubana’ Rose/Shrub
Rosa ‘Bonica 82’ Rose/Shrub
Rudbeckia fulgida Perennial
Salvia species Perennial
Sambucus nigra ‘Black Lace’ shrub
Perennial
Solidago Perennial
Stachys byzantina Perennial
Stipa tenuissima ‘Ponytails’ Ornamental grass/Perennial
shrub
Trifolium ochroleucon Clover
verbena bonariensis Perennial

FOR IN THE SHADE

Luzula level ornamental grass
Melittis melissophyllum Perennial
Pachyphragma macrophyllum ground cover

FOR IN THE SUN

Berkheya purpurea Perennial
Dictamnus albus Fireworks Plant
Euphorbia myrsinites spurge
dalea purpurea butterfly flower

The plants that we have mentioned are most suitable for dry and sandy soil, so they do not suffer from too little water and very high temperatures. Jan Hein Moors has seen in his inventory that, in addition to the aforementioned toppers, there are also plants that can take a beating. They may drop the leaves after a dry period, but then they will come back just fine.

We recommend that you do not immediately dig up and throw away deciduous shrubs or withered perennials. Nature is often much stronger than you think. Perennials can shoot out again and the same applies to shrubs. To check whether a shrub is really dead, you can scrape off a piece of bark with your fingernail. If the wood underneath is still green, the plant is still alive!a

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