drought tolerant flowers
Drought Tolerant Flowers
Today we are looking at plants that are tolerant to dry climates and do well in really any dry state or gardening space. We have put together just a few examples of very resilient plants that will make your garden beautiful all year long and the last for many years to come. Be sure to do your research on these plants before planting them. Each have special needs even though many have quite a bit in common.
A Gaillardia plant grows from 1 to 3 feet tall, needs full Sun, and very well drained soil and that is why it does well in drought. It is originally a prairie plant and blooms in the summer into the fall. Its bright shades of red and yellow are usually the markings of these flowers
Yarrow flowers need full Sun and dry soil. They can grow up to 4 feet tall and tolerate heat and drought very easily. This is a flower that most animals won't touch. It blooms and yellow red orange pink and white to add color to any garden.
The Agastache blooms throughout the summer and fall. In one variety called “desert sunrise” it offers an orange and pink bloom with purple hues that attract lots of beautiful hummingbirds and is another flower that not many animals will not come around it grows to about 4 feet tall and also needs full Sun and dry soil.
Another type of drought resistant flower is Bush Sage; otherwise known as Salvia it's an all-around perfect plant. It grows well in many conditions and grows to around 4 feet tall. The most popular of the Salvia Bush Sage is called “raspberry delight” it has a beautiful dark red color which will pop in any garden. It attracts lots of hummingbirds and grows in late spring until early in the fall. This is a very resilient plant and is difficult to get rid of if you ever want a different look in your garden.
Along with all of the Salvia Sage plants is a type of Sage called Mojave Sage. It has a beautiful dark pink color and its blooms are one on top of another which; is very appealing to the eye and looks extremely lovely in any garden. Even when not in season, it has a grayish green foliage that keeps your garden classy and clean looking. It is just like the other sages in the sense that it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies and, it also grows 3 feet tall and needs full Sun and dry soil.
Our last recommendation for a drought resistant or tolerant plant is Lavender. It smells absolutely beautiful and is literally tough as nails as long as it is kept relatively dry. Under soaking wet circumstances the plant is very likely to die. They bloom in a variety of colors and they're great for drying and using at home or in different crafts. Lavender is even used in cooking. It grows three feet tall and needs dry soil in a very sunny area of your garden.
These drought tolerant plants are used in dryer climates in states such as New Mexico, Arizona and California. These plants will bring color to your garden all year long and are very resilient in all dry weather. After planting these plants be sure that the plant that you have chosen will make you happy for a very long time because of removing these plants is very difficult. Happy Gardening!