Herbs for Hot, Dry Areas
Sage – Other varieties include Purple Sage (purple colored leaves), Tricolor Sage (green, white, and purple varigated leaves), and Golden Sage (yellow varigated leaves).
Thyme – varieties include Silver Thyme (leaves have white edges), Lemon Thyme (lemon flavor and scent – some have green leaves, some yellow varigated), Oregano Thyme (oregano scent, larger leaves), and many other flavors and scents some shrubby, some low growing. Wooly thyme is non culinary thyme which makes a great ground cover and releases a nice fragrance when walked on.
Lavender – various types of purple or lavender flowered, pink flowered, and white flowered, gray leaves or green leaves. Some lavenders are hardier than other so as with other plants check the label or other information to see if it will survive in your climate.
Some other herbs that may do well: Artemesias including wormwood, Agastaches, Echinacea – available in white, yellow, and reds in addition to lavender colors. Aloe Vera ( In many climates will not survive the winter outdoors. Mine turns pale if planted in full sun), Goji berry (Wolfberry), Dianthus, hot peppers, Winter Savory, Santolina, yarrows, yucca, Russian Sage.
Posted on July 1, 2011, in heat tolerant herbs, xeriscape and tagged heat tolerant herbs, Landscaping with herbs, lavender, lemon thyme, oregano, sage, thyme, xeriscape. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.