Denizens of the Drylands

Whether your garden spot boasts sandy or gravelly soil that drains too quickly or reflected heat from a concrete walk, ­driveway, or foundation wall, it’s an ideal position for a whole host of xeric herbs.

The large leaves of Salvia officinalis ‘Berggarten’ hover above a flock of Verbena ¥hybrida ­‘Imagination’ blossoms, creating a contrast of scale.