Summer Dry Season Plants

Plants that perform best in a railing basket during summer months when Seattle's precipitation is at its lowest point are those that:

  • can tolerate dry conditions created by full exposure to light, wind and heat. Several plants in this category have built-in systems to store water within their cells such as sedums, succulents and the ice plant
  •  originate in the Mediterranean region such as rosemary, sage, lavender and thyme.
  •  survive in open grasslands and native scrub communitiies such as Calibrachoa or Million Bells, petunias and many grasses.