Low-Water Use Plants
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…
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Vermillionaire Cuphea is loved by gardeners everywhere--it is so easy to grow and brings the bees and hummingbirds in for a visit all summer long. The bright orange-red blooms serve up the nectar the hummers thrive on before their long migration south for the winter. Vermillionaire is beautiful in a container or landscape on its own, or mixed with other sun loving annuals! Easy to care for, heat and drought tolerant too. Photo by Norman Winter, "the garden guy"
Blue Paradise is a deer-resistant, upright ornamental grass that withstands adverse weather conditions and provides color and landscape interest all year long. In summer you will love these striking silvery blue stems that form a columnar habit, and the deep wine purple fall color. This heat and drought tolerant perennial is hardy in zones 3-9.