drought tolerant

Drought Tolerant Plants

The most obvious drought tolerant plants are succulents and cacti, but there are others you may be surprised about. Below you will find a selection of interesting plants among my favorites which don’t mind (or prefer) relatively dry soils. Drought tolerant plants are excellent choices as lawn replacements.

Herbs & Spices:

Rosemary

Lavender

Yarrow

Creeping Thyme

Star Anise

Sage (Culinary)

Pandan

Echinacea

 

Fruits & Berries:

Blackberry

Creeping Raspberry

Fig

Olive

Pomegranate

 

Shrubs & Trees:

Barberry

Burning Bush

Indian Hawthorn

Crape Myrtle

Osmanthus (Fragrant Orange Tea Olive)

Loropetalum

Holly

Lantana

Nandina

Butterfly Bush

California Lilac

Quince

Abelia

Sage (Ornamental)

Juniper

Pride of Madeira

Manzanita

Strawberry Tree


Herbaceous Annuals & Perennials:

 Lamb’s Ears

Sedum

Euphorbia

Calandrinia spectabilis 

Butterfly Milkweed

Leopard Lily

 

Succulents and Cacti:

Agave

Aloe

Yucca

Jade Plant

Crassula

Echeveria gibbiflora

Sedum adolphi

Echeveria geranium

Euphorbia tirucalli

Aeonium – Purple

Aeonium – Sunburst

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Burro Tail

Blue Chalk Stick

Echeveria elegans

 

Ornamenal Grasses:

Berkeley Sedge

Blue Fescue

New Zealand Flax

Kangaroo’s Paw

Pink Mist Grass

 

For many more drought tolerant plants, visit:

wikipedia

californiagardens.com

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