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Drought-Tolerant Plants

Drought-Tolerant Plants

Even if you are a true green thumb with the power to bring just about anything back to life again, it still holds true that no plant can survive without water. However there are some that are a little more resilient than others. If water availability is a concern, take a look at some of these. In addition to annuals and perennials for garden color, a few vines, ornamental grasses and ground covers are listed as well.


Introduction to Drought-Tolerant Plants

The drought-tolerant designation refers to AFTER they are established in the ground. Any new plant in the landscape needs a period of time to get settled. Keep them watered at least for the first season. Then you can turn them over to nature's watering schedule.



Annuals

AgeratumSnapdragons
Ornamental kaleColeus
CosmosFoxglove
California poppyZinnia
StaticeSunflower
SalviaDusty Miller
PansyAlyssum
GazaniaFour o' clock
VerbenaMarigold
The annual / perennial designation is based on USDA Zone 7. Warmer areas can grow some annuals year-round.


Perennials

DaylilyYarrow
ColumbineAster
Oriental poppyShasta daisy
CoreopsisPurple coneflower
GaillardiaRussian sage
BeebalmLavender
Red-hot pokerSedum
Black-eyed SusanIris


Ornamental Grasses

LiriopeSea oats
Pampas grassReed grass
Fountain grassMiscanthus


Ground Covers and Vines

English ivyJuniper
PeriwinkleEuonymus
Trumpet honeysuckleWisteria
Star jasmine 

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