If you are interested in species that are adapted to sunny, dry conditions, the ones listed below will provide you with gorgeous color, stabilize the soil with deep roots and attract pollinators to your area.

 

 

Seeding Rate - 5 oz./1000 s.f. or 10 lbs./acre 

Dryland Species - Forbs

Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.ColorHeightBloomMoistureSunPurchase
Achillea millefoliumYarrow$15.00White2'July-AugustM-DPS-SOrder
Allium cernuumNodding Wild Onion$22.00Lavender1'July-AugustM-DMPS-SOrder
Amorpha canescensLead Plant$20.00Violet3'June-AugustM-DPS-SOrder
Anemone cylindricaThimbleweed$60.00White2'-3'May-JuneM-DPS-SOrder
Anemone virginianaTall Thimbleweed$50.00White4'June-AugustDMPS-SOrder
Aquilegia canadensisWild Columbine$35.00Red/Yellow3'May-JuneM-DPS-SOrder
Asclepias syriacaCommon Milkweed$15.00Pink4'July-AugustWM-DMPS-SOrder
Asclepias tuberosaButterfly Weed$40.00Orange2'July-AugustM-DPS-SOrder
Aster cordifoliusHeart-leaved Aster$85.00Violet1'-3'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Aster laevisSmooth Aster$38.00Blue3'Sept.-Oct.M-DPS-SOrder
Aster novae-angliaeNew England Aster$45.00Purple3'-5'Aug.-Oct.W-DMPS-SOrder
Aster oolentangiensisPrairie Heart-leaved Aster$38.00Blue-Yellow1'-4'July-Nov.DPS-SOrder
Aster pilosusHairy Aster$30.00White3'Aug.-Oct.M-DPS-SOrder
Aster sagittifoliusArrow-leaved Aster$45.00Blue3'Aug.-Oct.M-DMPS-SOrder
Campanula americanaTall Bellflower$50.00Blue3'-4'July-Sept.M-DMPSOrder
Ceanothus americanusNew Jersey Tea$40.00White2'-3'June-AugustM-DPS-SOrder
Coreopsis lanceolataSand Tickseed$12.00Yellow2'June-JulyDM-DSOrder
Coreopsis tripterisTall Coreopsis$25.00Yellow5'-7'July-AugustWM-DMPS-SOrder
Desmodium canadenseShowy Tick-Trefoil25.00Purple3'-5'July-AugustWM-DMPS-SOrder
Echinacea purpureaPurple Coneflower$ 5.00Purple3'-4'July-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Eryngium yuccifoliumRattlesnake-Master$17.00White4'-5'July-AugustWM-DMSOrder
Eupatorium rugosumSnakeroot$32.00White2'-4'Aug.-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Euphorbia corollataFlowering Spurge$70.00White2'-4'July-AugustM-DPS-SOrder
Geranium maculatumWild Geranium$85.00Lavender1'April-MayM-DMPS-SOrder
Gnaphalium obtusifoliumCatsfoot$50.00White1'-3'July-Sept.DM-DSOrder
Helianthus occidentalisWestern Sunflower$45.00Yellow2'-3'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Heliopsis helianthoidesFalse Sunflower$12.00Yellow4'-6'July-Sept.M-DMPS-SOrder
Kuhnia eupatorioidesFalse Boneset$25.00Cream2'-4'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-SOrder
Lespedeza capitataRound headed Bush-Clover$20.00Green3'-4'Aug.-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Liatris asperaRough Blazing Star$45.00Purple2'-3'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-SOrder
Lupinus perennisWild Lupine$35.00Lavender1'-2'May-JuneWM-DPS-SOrder
Monarda fistulosaWild Bergamot$25.00Lavender2'-4'July-AugustWM-DPS-SOrder
Monarda punctataHorsemint$35.00Pink1'-3'July-AugustDPS-SOrder
Oenothera biennisCommon Evening Primrose$10.00Yellow2'-5'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Penstemon digitalisFoxglove Beard-tongue$20.00White3'-5'June-JulyM-DMPS-SOrder
Penstemon hirsutusHairy Beard-tongue$45.00Lavender2'May-JuneDM-DPS-SOrder
Pycnanthemum virginianumCommon Mountain Mint$60.00White2'-3'July-AugustW-DMPS-SOrder
Ratibida pinnataYellow Coneflower$13.00Yellow3'-6'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Rudbeckia hirtaBlack-eyed Susan$ 7.50Yellow1'-2'June-Sept.M-DPS-SOrder
Rudbeckia trilobaThree-lobed Coneflower$20.00Yellow4'Aug-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Senecio obovatusRound-leaved Ragwort$65.00Yellow2'May-JuneD-MPS-SOrder
Silphium integrifoliumRosin Weed$20.00Yellow4'-6'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Silphium laciniatumCompass Plant$30.00Yellow6'-10'July-Sept.WM-DPS-SOrder
Silphium perfoliatumCupplant$15.00Yellow5'-8'July-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Silphium terebinthinaceumPrairie Dock$28.00Yellow5'-10'July-Sept.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Solidago caesiaBlue-stemmed Goldenrod$60.00Yellow1'-3'Aug.-Oct.DPS-SOrder
Solidago graminifoliaGrassleaved Goldenrod$52.00Yellow2'-4'July-Sept.W-DPS-SOrder
Solidago junceaEarly Goldenrod$65.00Yellow3'Aug.-Oct.DM-DPS-SOrder
Solidago nemoralisOld-Field Goldenrod$50.00Yellow2'Aug.-Oct.DM-DPS-SOrder
Solidago rigidaStiff Goldenrod$25.00Yellow3'-5'Aug.-Oct.WM-DPS-SOrder
Solidago speciosaShowy Goldenrod$32.00Yellow2'-7'Aug.-Oct.M-DPS-SOrder
Tradescantia ohiensisCommon Spiderwort$30.00Blue2'-4'May-JulyWM-DPS-SOrder
Verbena strictaHoary Vervain$15.00Purple2'-3'Aug.-Sept.DM-DPS-SOrder
Veronicastrum virginicumCulver's Root$62.00White4'-6'July-Aug.WM-DMPS-SOrder
Zizia aureaGolden Alexander$16.00Yellow2'-3'May-JuneM-DMPS-SOrder

Dryland Species - Grasses 

Scientific NameCommon Name$/oz.$/lb.HeightBloom TimeMoistureSunPurchase by ozPurchase by lb
 Andropogon gerardiiBig Bluestem$3.00$18.005'-8'Warm SeasonWM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
 Bouteloua curtipendulaSide-oats Grama 3.00$25.001'-2'Warm SeasonDM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Elymus canadensisCanada Wild-rye$4.00$19.003'-5'Cool SeasonM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
 Elymus hystrixBottlebrush Grass$16.004'Warm SeasonM-DPS-SOrder/oz
 Eragrostis spectabilisPurple Lovegrass$85.001'-2'Warm SeasonDPS-SOrder/oz
Koeleria macrantha (cristata)June Grass$24.002'Cool Season DM-DPS-SOrder/oz
Panicum virgatumSwitch Grass$3.00$17.003'-5'Warm SeasonWM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Schizachyrium scopariusLittle Bluestem$3.00$31.002'-3'Warm SeasonM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Sorghastrum nutansIndian Grass$3.00$28.005'-8'Warm SeasonM-DPS-SOrder/ozOrder/lb
Sporobolus heterolepisPrairie Dropseed$16.001'-3'Warm SeasonM-DMSOrder/oz