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Low Water Demand Perennials Groundcovers and Vines

The City of Arvada Plant List - Low Water Demand Perennials Groundcovers and Vines will help you to select drought-tolerant species for your landscaping projects.

 

Common Name

Botanic Name

Sand Verbena

Abronia fragrans elliptica

Wooly Yarrow

Achillea tomentosa

Yarrow (any)

Achillea spp.

Persian Stonecress

Aethionema Grandiflorum

Double Bubblemint

Agastache cana

Sunset Hyssop

Agastache rupestris

Hollyhock

Alcea rosea

Atlas Daisy

Anacyclus depressus

Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea

Pussytoes

Antennaria spp.

Kinnickinnick

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Prickly Poppy

Argemone hispida/platyceras

Sage

Artemisia spp.

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa/speciosa

Mat Saltbush

Atriplex corrugata

False Indigo

Baptisia australis

Poppy Mallow

Callihroe involucrata

Fendler’s Sundrops

Calylophus hartwegii fendleri

 

Bluebell, Harebell

Campanula cochleariifolia, rotundifolia ‘Olympica’

Paintbrush

Castilleja spp.

Pink Bachelor Button

Centaurea dealbata

Mountain Bluet

Centaurea montana

Red, White Valerian

Centranthus ruber ‘Albus’

Snow-in-Summer

Cerastium tomentosum

Virgin's Bower Clematis

Clematis ligusticifolia

Coreopsis (any)

Coreopsis spp.

Creeping Broom

Cytisus decumbens

Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi, floribundum

Hardy Ice Plant

Delosperma nubigenum

Mock Strawberry

Duchesnea indica

Globe Thistle

Echinops ritro, exaltata

Cut-leaf Daisy, Showy Fleabane

Erigeron compositus, speciosus

Cushion, Burrotail Spurge

Euphorbia polychroma, myrsinites

Fire Weed

Epilobium angustifolium

Alpine Wallflower

Erysimum kotchyanum

Poppy

Eschscholzia californica, ‘Mission Bells’

Wintercreeper, Euonymus

Euonymus fortunei 'Colorata, kewensis’

Snow-on-the-Mountain

Euphorbia marginata

Cushion Spurge

Euphobia polychroma

Dwarf Fleeceflower

Fallopia japonica compacta

Blanket Flower (any)

Gaillardia spp.

Avens

Geum triflorum

Snakeweed

Gutierrezia sarothrae

Baby's Breath

Gypsophila spp.

Sunrose (any)

Helianthemum spp.

Maximilian Sunflower

Helianthus maximiliana

False Sunflower

Heliopsis helianthoides ‘Summer Sun’

Daylily (any).

Hemerocallis spp

Scarlet Gilia

Ipomopsis aggregata, gilia

Iris

Iris germanica, pallida, pumila

Evergreen Jasmine

Jasmine fruticans

Torch Lily

Kniphofia ‘Corallina’

Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia uvaria

Lavender

Lavendula spp.

Gayfeather

Liatris punctata/spicata

Yellow Flax

Linum flavum

Blue Flax

Linum perenne

Santa Fe Aster

Machaeranthera bigelovii

Creeping Colorado Holly

Mahonia repens

Desert Four O'Clock

Mirabilis miltiflora

Bee-Balm

Monarda spp.

Catmint

Nepeta x faassenii

Bear Grass

Nolina microcarpa

Evening Primrose (any)

Oenothera spp.

Cactus

Opuntia spp.

Lambert’s Locoweed

Oxytropis lambertii

Virginia Creeper

Parthenocissus quinquefolia engelmanni

Penstemon

Penstemon barbatus, pinnafolius

Russian Sage

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Himalayan Border Jewel

Persicaria affinis

Native Purple Coneflower

Petalostemon purpurea

Creeping Philox

Philox subulata

Annual Silver Dollar Plant

Plectranthus argentatus

Himalayan Border Jewel

Polygonum affine

Silver Lace Vine

Polygonum aubertii

Fleeceflower

Polygonum reynoutria

Cinquefoil

Potentilla hippeana, neumanniana

Creeping Potentilla

Potentilla verna

Lacy Self-Heal

Prunella laciniata

Creeping Buttercup

Ranunculus repens

Prairie Coneflower

Ratibida columnifera, pulcherrima

Black Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia spp.

Salvia

Salvia argentea, nemorosa

Lavender Cotton

Santolina chamaecyparissus, rosmarinifolia

Dwarf Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa lucida

Stonecrop

Sedum spp.

Hens & Chicks (any)

Sempervivum spp.

Threadleaf Groundsel

Senecio longilobus

Cowboy's Delight

Sphaeralcea coccinea

Orange Globe Mallow

Sphaeralcea munroana

Lamb's Ears

Stachys Byzantina

Prince's Plume

Stanleya pinnata

Stoke’s Blue Danube Aster

Stokesia laevis ‘Blue danube’

Comfrey

Symphytum grandiflorum

Partridge Feather, Snow Daisy

Tanacetum densum amani, niveum

Thyme

Thymus x citriodorus, pseudolanuginosus

Thyme

Thymus serpyllum

Native Verbena

Verbena bipinnatifida

 

Speedwell

Veronica filiforms, liwanensis, pectinata, prostrata

 

Speedwell

Veronica spicata, incana, ‘Sunny Border Blue’

Creeping Veronica

Veronica rupestris