Low-Water Use Plants

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Low-water use plants are varieties that have adapted to survive when water supplies are low--without drastically changing the way they look. In fact, they may be so efficient at using water, avoiding heat, and keeping cool that they look great, and perhaps even keep blooming during the hottest, driest time of year.

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Fat and Sassy The enormous size of the blooms on Pugster buddleias are hard to miss in the garden. Shrubs For Landscaping, Drought Tolerant Landscape, Small Backyard Design, Proven Winners, Water Wise, Flowering Shrubs, Plant Sale, Growing Vegetables, Flower Beds

Fat and Sassy

The enormous size of the blooms on Pugster buddleias are hard to miss in the garden. And since these petite plants only reach 2 feet in height nearly everyone has room for one in a garden, or large container. Hardy in zones 5-9, be ready to fall in love with this flowering shrub that is heat and drought tolerant, and will soon be covered by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds! Available in five bloom colors too.

Karalee Petite Pink Gaura is an annual plant that looks sweet and delicate, but is actually incredibly heat tolerant. It is often referred to as a butterfly flower since the blooms moving in the wind often resemble delicate wings of one flying by. Flying Flowers, Butterfly Flowers, Pink Flowers, White Birch Trees, Pink Plant, Flower Landscape, Landscape Design, Outdoor Flowers, Colorful Plants

Butterfly Flower

Karalee Petite Pink Gaura is an annual plant that looks sweet and delicate, but is actually incredibly heat tolerant. It is often referred to as a butterfly flower since the blooms moving in the wind often resemble delicate wings of one flying by.

Perennials There isn't a perennial much easier than Cat's Meow Catmint. This is a hardy, upright spring bloomer that will rebloom throughout summer if you gently cut back the spent blooms of spring. Purple Plants, Blue And Purple Flowers, Pretty Flowers, Flowers Perennials, Planting Flowers, Purple Perennials, Hardy Perennials, Garden Shrubs, Garden Plants

It's the Cat's Meow

This fragrant catmint is dense and colorful, and perfect for gardens in zones 3-8. Plus, it stands strong with no flopping, getting wider and growing to a broad mound as the season progresses. A heat and drought tolerant perennial that easily attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds all summer long.

Bring unique drama to your landscape with the spiky flowers and upright habit of this perennial. Vibrant warm buds open to creamy peach flowers over grass-like foliage. Long Blooming Perennials, Hardy Perennials, Flowers Perennials, Planting Flowers, Pink And Purple Flowers, Peach Flowers, Rainbow Flowers, Beautiful Flowers Garden, Amazing Flowers

Rocket Perennial

Pyromania Rocket's Red Glare is ignored by deer and rabbits, yet loved by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds! It is a long blooming perennial for zones 6-9, and will need little water once established.

Lemon Coral Sedum So easy to grow, and soft to the touch too. This sedum will add a vibrant burst of Container Flowers, Container Plants, Container Gardening, Succulent Containers, Flower Gardening, Succulent Landscaping, Backyard Landscaping, Organic Horticulture, Organic Gardening

Lemon Coral Sedum

So easy to grow, and soft to the touch too. This sedum will add a vibrant burst of chartreuse anywhere you plant it...in mixed containers, window boxes or even your landscape. A must-have for many gardeners each year. The succulent nature of this plant makes it quite heat and drought tolerant too.

The Sister series of Scotch Broom shrubs will add joy and delight to your spring garden with their bright colors, especially when paired with colorful spring blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocus. If you've been looking for plants that thrive in hot, sunny sites look no further. Oh, and did we also mention they are extremely deer resistant too? Proven Winners, Unusual Plants, Backyard Retreat, Spring Garden, Daffodils, Scotch, Shrubs, Gardening Tips, Bright Colors

Sister, sister!

The Sister series of Scotch Broom shrubs will add joy and delight to your spring garden with their bright colors, especially when paired with colorful spring blooming bulbs like daffodils, tulips, and crocus. If you've been looking for plants that thrive in hot, sunny sites look no further. Oh, and did we also mention they are extremely deer resistant too?

Proven Winners - Truffula™ Pink - Globe Amaranth - Gomphrena pulchella pink hot pink plant details, information and resources. Hot Pink Flowers, Cut Flowers, Globe Amaranth, Pink Plant, Proven Winners, Hot And Humid, Pink Garden, Life Photo, Plant Care

Pretty in Pink

Award-winning Truffula Pink Gomphrena offers sweet bursts of color that calls out to birds and butterflies. This is an amazing annual for hot, humid climates where it easily blooms all season long--it very tolerant of the heat and drought. It is also an ideal cut-flower with a long vase life. Photo by @Norman Winter The Garden Guy.

Shrubs Enjoy autumn color all season with Ginger Wine ninebark! Spring foliage emerges a sunny orange color and matures to sparkling burgundy. Clusters of white flowers cover the plant in late spring, then age to attractive red seed heads. Red Plants, White Plants, Foliage Plants, Red Shrubs, Trees And Shrubs, White Flowering Shrubs, Country Landscaping, Landscaping Plants, Small Garden Shrubs

Ginger Wine

The spring foliage on Ginger Wine Ninebark emerges a sunny orange color and matures to sparkling burgundy. Clusters of white flowers cover the plant in late spring, and these age to attractive red seed heads on this beautiful flowering shrub that is hardy in zones 3-7. Also heat and drought tolerant!

Container Gardening For Beginners Silver Bullet Artemisia is perfect for low water landscapes and outdoor container plantings where it thrives in full sun. Great for beginners or anyone who loves fun foliage plants. Low Water Landscaping, Low Maintenance Landscaping, Low Maintenance Plants, Landscaping Plants, Landscaping Ideas, Garden Plants, Potted Plants, Backyard Ideas, Container Plants

Silver Bullet Artemisia

What a versatile foliage plant! This beauty adds silvery tones and texture wherever you plant it--in a landscape, container or as an accent plant in a mixed container. Very easy to grow and incredibly heat and drought tolerant.

Proven Winners - Gin Fizz® - Juniperus chinensis plant details, information and resources. Landscaping Plants, Landscaping Ideas, Gin Fizz, Proven Winners, Green Fruit, Unusual Plants, Drought Tolerant, Front Design, Dream Garden

Drink up this Color!

Why the name? Well it is juniper berries that give gin its characteristic flavor, and it's berries that make Gin Fizz juniper extra special. This beautiful, pyramidal evergreen develops a very heavy crop of blue-green fruits that contribute to a delightfully textured, colorful look in the landscape. Hardy in zones 4-8, heat and drought tolerant too.

This award-winning annual shows off its large vibrant blooms all summer long! Mojave Red Portulaca is also very heat, humidity and drought tolerant. Red Flowers, Colorful Flowers, Red Roses, Red Plants, Types Of Plants, Edging Plants, Ground Covering, Proven Winners

Mojave Red

This award-winning annual shows off its large vibrant blooms all summer long! Mojave Red Portulaca is also very heat, humidity and drought tolerant.

Proven Winners - Rock 'N Grow® 'Lemonjade' - Autumn Stonecrop - Sedum hybrid yellow citron yellow plant details, information and resources. Yellow Plants, Yellow Flowers, Colorful Flowers, Full Sun Flowers, Dried Flowers, Border Plants, Drought Tolerant Plants, Plant Needs, Types Of Plants

Sedum Lemonjade

Rock 'N Grow Lemonjade offers an unusual color of blooms to the popular line of perennial sedum. Best in zones 3-9, this variety delivers bright citron yellow blossoms rather than the typical pink each autumn, and the yellow seed heads take on rosy peach tones in cold weather. A very easy to care for perennial, very heat and drought tolerant.

Proven Winners - Sunshine Blue® II - Bluebeard - Caryopteris incana blue plant details, information and resources. Edging Plants, Border Plants, Colorful Flowers, Blue Flowers, Drought Tolerant Shrubs, Circle Driveway, Farm Landscaping, Blue Plants, Winter Survival

Add a Little Sunshine...

Sunshine Blue Caryopteris is a flowering shrub that will grow well in zones 5-9. This variety of bluebeard is much more tolerant of cold temps, and its vivid gold foliage and blue blooms is quite a showstopper. An excellent plant for attracting pollinators too. Enjoy the color and easy care of this heat and drought tolerant shrub.

This annual might look dainty, but it is tough as nails when it comes to the heat and drought of summer. Diamond Frost euphorbia is one of our best-selling plants, and is beautiful on its own, or a container with other varieties. Natural Landscaping, Landscaping Tips, Front Yard Landscaping, Colorful Flowers, White Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Container Plants, Container Gardening, Flower Pot Design

Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

This annual might look dainty, but it is tough as nails when it comes to the heat and drought of summer. Diamond Frost euphorbia is one of our best-selling plants, and is beautiful on its own, or a container with other varieties.

Midnight Masquerade is a full sun perennial suitable for zones and will grow quickly to a height of It is a favorite for many, including the bees and hummingbirds as well as being very heat and drought tolerant. Full Sun Shrubs, Full Sun Perennials, Trees And Shrubs, Flowering Trees, Florida Landscaping, Landscaping Plants, Landscaping Ideas, Flower Garden Plans, Border Plants

A Pretty Rebloomer

Midnight Masquerade is a full sun perennial suitable for zones 3-8, and will grow quickly to a height of 40". It is a favorite for many, including the bees and hummingbirds as well as being very heat and drought tolerant.

Bright and cheery, this new barberry is deer resistant and has vivid orange new growth that develops a distinctive chartreuse margin as the season goes on. Hardy in zones Heat and drought tolerant too. Deer Resistant Shrubs, Shrubs For Landscaping, Drought Resistant Landscaping, Deer Resistant Garden, Texas Landscaping, Drought Resistant Plants, Drought Tolerant Landscape, Garden Shrubs, Landscaping Ideas

Landscape Color from Spring through Fall

Bright and cheery, this new barberry is deer resistant and has vivid orange new growth that develops a distinctive chartreuse margin as the season goes on. Hardy in zones 4-8. Heat and drought tolerant too.