Many gardeners are facing water restrictions and with that we must rethink our gardens a bit. Even if you are not on restrictions, many of us are simply choosing to conserve and use less water in our landscapes.
It’s not all doom and gloom as there are many plants that do exceptionally well in drier soil conditions. They do however require adequate moisture when they are first planted and getting established. Here is a selection of such perennials that are easy to grow, undemanding and drought tolerant. I grow most of these in my hot, arid, sunny, lean dry garden.
EVENING PRIMROSE (Oenothera missouriensis)
ROCK SOAPWORT ( Saponaria ocymoides)
TICKSEED (Coreopsis species)
CATMINT (Nepeta x faassenii)
BLANKET FLOWER (Gaillardia aristata)
HEN & CHICKS (Sempervivum species)
HARDY GERANIUM (Cranesbill)
GARDEN SAGE (Salvia officinalis)
DONKEY TAIL SPURGE (Euphorbia)
RUSSIAN SAGE (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
CAMPION (Lychnis species)
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