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Drought Tolerant Plants

Do you live in a drought-prone region that requires you to plant water-wisely, or just want to reduce the amount of water you need in the garden? Using plants that require less water is one of the most important steps to succeed in cutting down on your water use.

This list of drought tolerant perennials and annuals provides many beautiful choices of plants with the natural ability to flourish with little water.

Drought Tolerant Perennials:

Acanthus blossoms
Acanthus
Armeria flowers
Armeria
'Sea Pinks'
Asparagus Fern plants
Asparagus Fern
Basket-of-Gold flower clusters
Basket-of-Gold
Butterfly Bush plumes
Butterfly Bush
Coreopsis
Yellow Coreopsis
Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose
Gaillardia plants are drought tolerant. Perennial
Gaillardia
Gaura
Gaura
Armenian Basket Flowers
Giant Knapweed
Globe Thistle
Globe Thistle
Fescue Grasses
Fescue Grasses
Ice
Ice Plants
Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard
Lavender
Lavender
Oregano
Oregano
Penstemon
Penstemon
Oriental Poppy
Oriental Poppies
Rosemary
Rosemary
Russian Sage
Russian Sage
Salvia
Salvia
Sempervivum
Sempervivum
Snow-in-summer
Snow-in-Summer
St. Johns Wort
St. Johns Wort
Stachys
Stachys
Thyme
Thyme
Verbascum
Verbascum
Verbena
Verbena
Yarrow
Yarrow

Drought Tolerant Annuals:

Angelonia
Angelonia
Alyssum
Alyssum
Anchusa
Borage
Borage
Brachycome
Brachycome
Canna
Canna
Cardinal Climber
Cardinal Climber
Cleome
Cleome
Commelina
Commelina
Cosmos
Cosmos
Cypress Vine plants are drought tolerant. Vines seeds.
Cypress Vine
Dichondra
Dichondra
Dusty Miller
Dusty Miller
Epazote
Epazote
Firecracker Vine
Firecracker Vine
Gazania
Gazania
Blue Thimble Flowers
Globe Gilia
Honeywort
Honeywort
Hyacinth Vine
Hyacinth Vine
Livingstone Daisy
Livingstone Daisy
Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle
Osteospermum
Osteospermum
Paper Daisy
Paper Daisy
California Poppy
California Poppies
Shirley Poppy
Shirley Poppies
Portulaca
Portulaca
Ptilotus
Ptilotus
Mealy-Cup Sage
Mealy-Cup Sage
Summer Savory
Summer Savory
Scarlet Flax
Scarlet Flax
Strawflower
Strawflower
Tidytips
Tidytips
Tithonia
Tithonia
Verbena
Verbena
Vinca
Vinca
Zinnia
Zinnia


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