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…
Coral Flowered Sedum for Drought Prone Gardens
Rock 'n Grow 'Coraljade' Sedum is the perfect addition to your garden for fall color! Its rich green leaves are topped by citron green buds that open to soft coral pink later in the season. When both buds and blooms are present, it creates a beautiful mix of green and coral. This heat tolerant perennial maintains a beautiful dome of flowers well, and if left standing, will provide winter interest and food for birds during the colder month.
Bright Salvia for Hot, Dry Gardens
One of the best garden plants out there, salvias shrug off heat and humidity and just keep on flowering. Unplugged Pink Salvia's flowers are bright pink with a black calyx and very deep green foliage. It grows to about 2 feet tall, perfectly sized for containers and great for the front to the middle of beds. Try this pollinator plant as a thriller in container recipes, and watch the pollinators flock to its flowers. Once established, this salvia will tolerate lower levels of water.
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.
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.
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 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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.