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Old 10-04-2006, 06:51 AM posted to austin.gardening
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Any ideas on drought tolerant perennials I can plant on a slope that will
thrive in rocky soil with full sun all day?
I'd like "set it and forget it" type plants, preferably flowering but not
required.

Thanks for your ideas!



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Old 10-04-2006, 12:35 PM posted to austin.gardening
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Latosha Washington wrote:
I'd like "set it and forget it" type plants, preferably flowering but not
required.


Blackfoot daisies, hesperaloe, yuccas, agaves, many native grasses, etc.
etc. etc.

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Old 10-04-2006, 04:19 PM posted to austin.gardening
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Latosha Washington typed:
Any ideas on drought tolerant perennials I can plant on a slope
that will thrive in rocky soil with full sun all day?
I'd like "set it and forget it" type plants, preferably flowering
but not required.

Thanks for your ideas!


Agave, yucca. Pavonia lasiopetala is one I really like, and have seeds I
could send you. Once you get one going, it self-seeds everywhere.
http://www.magnoliagardensnursery.co...onia_Rock.html


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Old 11-04-2006, 04:42 AM posted to austin.gardening
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Latosha Washington wrote:
Any ideas on drought tolerant perennials I can plant on a slope that will
thrive in rocky soil with full sun all day?
I'd like "set it and forget it" type plants, preferably flowering but not
required.

Thanks for your ideas!



Here's some nice pictures
http://www.lone-star.net/wildflowers/flowers.htm


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Old 11-04-2006, 05:38 AM posted to austin.gardening
Latosha Washington
 
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Thanks to all. I have some pup agave and aloe that I will try, as well as
the others.


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Latosha Washington typed:
Any ideas on drought tolerant perennials I can plant on a slope
that will thrive in rocky soil with full sun all day?
I'd like "set it and forget it" type plants, preferably flowering
but not required.

Thanks for your ideas!


Agave, yucca. Pavonia lasiopetala is one I really like, and have seeds I
could send you. Once you get one going, it self-seeds everywhere.
http://www.magnoliagardensnursery.co...onia_Rock.html



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Old 11-04-2006, 12:05 PM posted to austin.gardening
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Latosha Washington wrote:
Thanks to all. I have some pup agave and aloe that I will try, as well as
the others.


Most aloes are not hardy here, they will freeze in the winter. Same is
true for many agaves. Two good local sources for xeric, native and
adapted plants are the Natural Gardener and Barton Springs Nursery.
Check them out.
For online sources, nobody beats yuccado.com

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