Growing plants that do not need constant watering makes sense on many levels. Apart from the reduced labor involved in handling the hose or watering can there is also the question of cost and the environmental damage caused by excessive water use. The ten perennials on this list are described in an article by Kathy Woodard which I found on The Garden Glove website.
No matter where you live, being water wise is the smart way to garden. And if you live in drought stricken or prone areas, it’s a must. While I love a gorgeous hydrangea, and roses are amazing, there are plenty of flowering plants that don’t suck down our water resources. These ten no fail perennials for low water gardens fit the bill, are gorgeous as stand alone plants, and come back every year!
Photo below shows red Penstemon, Russian Sage and ornamental grasses. By ‘Creative Landscapes‘.
This photo by ‘BHG‘ shows Yarrow and Coneflower in the foreground, with Russian Sage in the back.
Yarrow (Achillea) Zones 3-8
Yarrow has long been one of our fav plants because of its strong architectural feel, long bloom time, low water needs and attractive, feathery foliage. There are many varieties, including ones in pink, red, coral and white, but our favorite is still the bold yellow “Coronation Gold’. Grows to 3 feet, is a great cut and dried flower, and brightens up any garden. Blooms all summer, full sun. Very easy to grow.
Photo by ‘BHG‘.
If you can’t find a way to make a drought tolerant garden gorgeous with these perennials for low water gardens, then we can’t help you!
See more at The Garden Glove
Feature photo: Bluestone Perennials