landscaped yard

Group ornamentals into H-M-L zones in the landscape:

  • Keep each distinct plant group by themselves: Set watering minutes per zone accordingly.

High – Need regular weekly or biweekly watering

Hybrid tea roses Acorus (Sweet Flag) Cephalanthus (Button)
Boxwood Flag Iris Salix (Willow)
Arborvitae Carex (Sedge) Helenium (Helen's Flower)
Ferns Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium) Lobelia


Mod – Plants that grow well with 25 inches of normal rainfall
Shrub roses Chelone (Pink Turtlehead Japanese Anemone
Blue Holly Oregon Grapeholly Ajuga (bugleweed)
Fothergilla Penstemon Plumbago
Coral Bells Astilbe Siberian Iris
Monkshood Allium (ornamental onion) Amsonia
Aquilegia (Columbine) Blackberry Lily Butterfly Milkweed
Campanula Cranesbill (Geranium) Lilies
Pladycodon (Balloon Flower) Phlox Veronica
Woods Pink Aster, Purple, Blue and Purpledome Aster


Lo – Plants grow well with no supplemental rainfall
Russian sage Yarrow Coneflower
Rudbeckia Echinacea Daylily
Prairie Dropseed Indiangrass Big Bluestem
Little Bluestem Blue Grama most Viburnums
Ninebark Aronia (Chokeberry) Autumn Fire Sedum
Maidengrass Salvia 'May Night' Agastache 'Blue Fortune'
Catmint – 'Walkers Low,' 'Joanna Reed', 'Little Titch', 'Six Hills Giant'


Information presented within the Lawn & Landscape Irrigation section of this Water Web site has been reviewed by University of Nebraska - Lincoln Educator John Fech.

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