Flowering Plants for Dry Gardens
Choose Drought-Resistant Perennials Written by Marie Iannotti
When you think of plants for dry areas, the first ideas that come to mind are desert plants like cactus, agave, aloe, and yucca. There are many other flowering perennial options, such as thistles like echinops (globe thistle) and eryngium (sea holly), and Mediterranean plants, such as lavender and Perovskia (Russian sage). Any plant with a tap root will be able to dig down deep and find water, so do not forget about beauties like asclepias (butterfly weed) and baptisia. ( FOOT NOTE this is one of my favorite spring blooming plants give it a try for blooming next year)
Designing your garden to withstand dry periods does not mean you cannot have a great deal of color and variety.
Even if you do not live in an area commonly thought of as having dry growing conditions, it is a smart idea to study up on which plants can adapt to dry areas. Sooner or later, every garden will experience a period of drought. Knowing what plants will thrive in dry areas will save you and your garden much grief when the rains refuse to come.
Taken from https://www.thespruce.com/drought-tolerant-perennial-flowers
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