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Moderate Water Demand Perennials Groundcovers and Vines

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

 

Common Name

Botanic Name

Bishop's Weed

Aegepodium podograria

Lebanon Stonecress

Aethionema coridifolium

Bugle Weed (any)

Ajuga spp.

Lady’s Mantle

Alchemilla mollis

Mountain Basket of Gold

Alyssum mountanum

Pasque Flower

Anemone pulsatilla

Windflower

Anemone japonica, multifida, sylvestris, tomentosa

Golden Marguerite

Anthemis tinctora

Columbine

Aquilegia spp.

Rockcress

Arabis caucasica/albida

Sea Pinks

Armeria maratima ‘Splendens, Victor Reiter’

Aster (any)

Aster spp.

Rock Cress

Aubretia deltoides

Basket-of-Gold

Aurina saxatilis “Gold Ball’

Miniature Mat Daisy

Bellium minutum

Bergenia

Bergenia cordifolia

Snowbank Boltonia

Boltonia asteroides ‘Snowbank’

False Forget-Me-Not

Brunnera macrophylla

Harebell, Bellflower

Campanula carpatica, glomerata, persifolia

Adriatic Bluebells

Campanula poscharskyana

Trumpet Vine

Campsis radicans

Pigmy Peashrub

Caragana microphylla

Cupid’s Dart

Catanache caerulea

Bittersweet

Celastrus scandens

Hardy Bachelor Button

Centaurea montana

Plumbago

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Daisy/Mum (any)

Chrysanthemum spp.

Lily-of-the-Valley

Convalleria majalis

Colewort

Crambe cordifolia

Larkspur

Delphinium spp.

Rose Pink Daisy

Dendranthema x rubellem ‘Clara Curtis’

Coral Canyon Twinspur

Diascia integerrima ‘Coral Canyon’

Bleeding Heart (any)

Dicentra spp.

Gas Plant

Dictamnus albus/rubra

Spanish Peaks Foxglove

Digitalis thapsi ‘Spanish Peaks

Spanish Draba

Draba hispanica

Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea, ‘Magnus, White Swan’

Bowles Mauve Wallflower

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Strawberry (wild/domestic)

Fragaria spp

Sweet Woodruff

Galium odoratum

Whirling Butterflies

Gaura lindheimeri, ‘Siskiyou Pink’

Hardy Gazania

Gazania linearis ‘Colorado Gold’

Cranesbill.

Geranium spp

Avens

Geum Chiloense ‘Lady Stratheden, Mrs. Bradshaw’

Ground Ivy

Glechoma hederacea

Dwarf Globularia

Globularia cordifolia

Sneezeweed

Helenium autumnale

English Ivy

Hedera helix

Coral Bells

Heuchera americana, micrantha, sanguinea

Plantain Lily

Hosta spp

Hop Vine

Humulus spp.

St. John’s Wort

Hypericum ‘Hidcote’

Evergreen Candytuft

Iberis sempervirens

Iris

Iris setosa, siberica

Beacon Sliver, White Nancy Nettle

Lamium maculatum

Dead Nettle

Lamium variegatum

Sweet Pea Vine

Lathyrus latifolius

Shrub Mallow

Lavatera thuringica

Edelweiss

Leontopodium alpinum

Shasta Daisy

Leucanthemum x superbum

Hardy Lily

Lilium x ‘Stargazer, Sunray’

Sea Lavender

Limonium latifolium

Lilyturf

Liriope spicata

Honeysuckle Vine (any).

Lonicera spp

Lupine (any)

Lupinus spp.

Rose Campion, Maltese Cross

Lychnis coronaria, chalcedonica

Moneywort

Lysimachia nummularia

Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica

Sun Daisy

Osteospermum barberiae com., ‘Lavender Mist’

Peony (any)

Paeonia lactiflora

Poppy (any adapted)

Papaver spp.

Boston Ivy

Parthenocissus tricuspidata

Penstemon

Penstemon cyananthus, digitalis, x mexicalle

Phlox

Phlox paniculata, subulata

Obedient Plant

Physostegia virginiana

Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorum

Jacob’s Ladder

Polemonium caeruleum

Himalyan Border Jewell

Polygonum affineiana

Cinquefoil

Potentilla atrosanguinea, nepalensis, neumann

Himalayan Primrose

Primula denticulata

European Pasqueflower

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Pearlwort

Sagina subulata

Sage

Salvia gregii, sclerea

Soapwort

Saponaria ocymoides

Saxifrage

Saxifrage x arendsii, oppositifolia

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa spp.

Prarie Mallow

Sidalcea malviflora ‘Partygirl’

Alpine Catchfly

Silene alpestris

Goldenrod (any)

Solidago spp

Painted Daisy

Tanacetum x coccineum

Germander

Teucrium chamaedrys

Meadow Rue

Thalictrum aquilegiafoilium, delavayi

Golden Banner

Thermopsis divaricarpa, montana

Thyme

Thymus praecox arcticus, ‘Minus, Pink Chintz’, skorpilii

Foamflower

Tiarella wherryi

Spiderwort

Tradescantia andersoniana, occidentalis

Western Valerian

Valerian officinalis

Mullien (any)

Verbascum thapsus/spp.

Speedwell

Veronica allionii, austriaca, repens, ‘Red Fox, Tall Blue’

Periwinkle

Vinca major, minor ‘Bowles Variety’

Sweet Violet

Viola cornuta, corsica, odorata

Grape

Vitus spp

Barren Strawberry

Waldsteinia ternata

Lavender Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis

Hummingbird Flower

Zauschneria californica latifolia