Water-Wise Landscape for the Upper Midwest

Huckleberry, bluestem, blue sage and other native plants help create this water-conservation garden.

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Plant List

A. Box huckleberry (Gaylussacia brachycera)
Alternative: Other medium shrub 3 to 5 feet tall

B. Narrowleaf, plains yucca (Yucca glauca)
Alternative: Other evergreen, drought-tolerant accent shrub

C. Little bluestem (Schyzachyrium scoparium)
Alternative: Sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula) or other ornamental grass or grass-like plant, one to 2 feet tall

D. Blue sage (Salvia azurea)
Alternative: Other flowering herbaceous plant, 2 to 3 feet tall

E. Prairie phlox (Phlox pilosa)
Alternative: Other flowering herbaceous plant, one to 2 feet tall

F. Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
Alternative: Rose verbena (Verbena canadensis) or other flowering groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall

G. Virginia iris (Iris virginica)
Alternative: Blueflag iris (Iris versicolor) or other tough, small groundcover, 2 to 4 inches tall

H. Field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)
Alternative: Other moisture-tolerant herbaceous plant

Use this site plan for a space that measures 50 feet wide.

Key

1. Stepping stone
2. Porch/Landing
3. Rain chain
4. Dry-stream bed
5. Rock/small boulder
6. Rock-lined basin or depression

Key

1. Stepping stone
2. Porch/Landing
3. Rain chain
4. Dry-stream bed
5. Rock/small boulder
6. Rock-lined basin or depression

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Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations (www.simutisillustrations.com)

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