Drought Tolerant Garden

Regular Price: $272.25

Sale $136.13

per Collection of 29 You save: 50%
Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…

Plant a Drought Tolerant Garden and stop worrying about your watering schedule (and bills!) These tough and colorful plants naturally require less water and have evolved to perform beautifully in hot, dry conditions. Arranged according to our planting map, they present a picture of true garden harmony, even with little rainfall.

Zones 6 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Bloom Time Late spring to mid fall
Size Collection of 29

Plant Information

The Drought Tolerant Garden includes 29 vibrant, eye-catching plants that thrive with less water. Like all young plants, these perennials will still need your care in their first few seasons, but will become quite self-sufficient as they mature, even with inconsistent or below-average rainfall. Mature plants will fill a 14 x 7' rectangular bed or 98 square feet of planting space

Includes: 1 Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush) Hot Raspberry PPAF, 1 Miscanthus sinensis (Maiden Grass) Morning Light, 3 Kniphofia (Torch Lily) Alcazar, 3 Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage), 3 Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster) Purple Dome, 3 Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) Goblin, 3 Hemerocallis (Reblooming Daylily) Pardon Me, 3 Coreopsis (Tickseed) Full Moon PP#19364, 3 Sedum (Stonecrop) Autumn Joy, 3 Sedum spurium (Stonecrop) Dragon’s Blood, and 3 Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox) Purple Beauty.

Comes with detailed care instructions and 3 diagrams illustrating correct layouts for planting in rectangular, island, and corner-shaped beds. We do reserve the right to make substitutions; however, our replacement plants are always very similar. Save 10% on each individual plant price when purchasing any pre-planned garden.

Drought Tolerant pre-planned garden maps

Plant Key for 14 x 7' Beds

1 - Buddleia davidii (Butterfly Bush) Hot Raspberry PPAF - 1 plant
2 - Miscanthus sinensis (Maiden Grass) Morning Light - 1 plant
3 - Kniphofia (Torch Lily) Alcazar - 3 plants
4 - Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage) - 3 plants
5 - Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster) Purple Dome - 3 plants
6 - Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) Goblin - 3 plants
7 - Hemerocallis (Reblooming Daylily) Pardon Me - 3 plants
8 - Coreopsis (Tickseed) Full Moon PP#19364 - 3 plants
9 - Sedum (Stonecrop) Autumn Joy - 3 plants
10 - Sedum spurium (Stonecrop) Dragon’s Blood - 3 plants
11 - Phlox subulata (Creeping Phlox) Purple Beauty - 3 plants

Zones 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Bloom Time Late spring to mid fall
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Plant Information’ section describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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