Top 10 Perennial Plants For The Waterwise

Top 10 Perennial Plants For The Waterwise

Growing colorful perennial flowers is a great idea for a number of reasons. Apart from the fact that perennials will bloom for year after year, by choosing drought-tolerant varieties you will both save water and the work involved in caring for the plants. This list of beautiful drought-tolerant plants comes from an article by Betty which I found on the Top Inspired website.

Having pretty flowers in our garden comes with a responsibility. In order to keep them that pretty, we have to take good care of them. Over some time, it can get tiring.
What you can do to spare time and effort is to plant flowers that are drought ? tolerant. There are many flowers that you can pick, and we already did that for you. You can find some with wonderful scent like the lavender, or you can go after succulents, like the Sedum Spurium. Read along, pick the one you like the most and read more about these ten drought ? tolerant plants.

1. Lewisia

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Once established, the Lewisia or also known as Sunset Strain is drought ? tolerant plant that is going to make your garden so pretty with its? star ? shaped flowers. They come in few colors, most often in shades of pink and orange. The flowers bloom from early spring to mid summer and are best in cool rock garden setting. Lewisia requires sandy or normal soil. They grow low and their grow rate is slow. The flowers require full sun position with excellent drainage, while in hot summer days they need partial shade.

2.?Tall Bearded Iris

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The bearded iris requires well ? drained soil and plenty of sunshine, preferably at least six hours per day. When planting the bearded iris, make sure there is enough space between the plants because they need good air circulation. The flower also needs?low ? nitrogen fertilizer and a neutral soil with pH slightly less than 7. Besides being drought ? tolerant, you also don?t need to mulch the flowers because it retains moisture, which can soften the rot.

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