Perennials for the Water-Wise Gardener

Our drought tolerant plants love hot, sunny spots and once established can thrive with very little supplemental water. If you live in a drought-prone area or simply want to reduce your water bills, these drought resistant plants are the perfect choice for your garden.

Drought Tolerant Perennials

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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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  1. $9.98

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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    White Nancy is a mat forming flowering groundcover for shady areas. Use with hostas and other shade lovers. (Lamium maculatum) Learn More →
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    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 4 to 6 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox) Learn More →
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    Orchid Frost makes a great groundcover for shade with variegated leaves and orchid-pink bloom. Only 8 inches tall. PP#11122 (Lamium maculatum) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    A bushy wildflower, Passionate Rainbow is a vase shaped variety only growing to 18" tall. It has dark burgundy variegated foliage and delicate pink blooms all summer. PP#17002 (Gaura lindheimeri) Learn More →
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    Per Bag of 3

    This Wild Larkspur’s gorgeous, deep-purple blooms are uniquely-shaped and will make a stunning statement in the garden. It's a shorter variety, making it perfect for border edges or small-space gardens. (Delphinium tricorne) Learn More →
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    Purple Dragon has stunning silver leaves with dark green edging and large, deep purple flowers. This Lamium is perfect for any shady area of the garden. PP# 15890 (Lamium maculatum) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    Purple Beauty is a true gem in the spring garden with gorgeous, bright purple blooms that are sweetly fragrant. This Creeping Phlox is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant, making very versatile in the sunny garden. (Phlox subulata) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    Perfect for a border, container, or rock garden, this shorter variety of Lavender grows to be about 10-12” tall. The fragrant blooms attract butterflies and are deer resistant. (Lavandula angustifolia) Learn More →
  9. $8.98

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    Per Plant - 3" pot

    Silver Brocade commonly known as Dusty Miller boasts fabulous texture and vigorous growth, making it a popular foliage plant to offset your favorite flowering plants. (Artemisia stelleriana) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    This low-growing Thyme is commonly used in culinary dishes and is highly fragrant, delighting the senses both in the garden and in the kitchen! (Thymus) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    This unique Thyme gets its name from the thick carpet of hairy foliage that lines the garden floor throughout the season. Woolly does not have any flavor and is not used for culinary purposes. (Thymus) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 2.5" pot

    Ajuga Burgundy Glow is a great shade groundcover. It creates a carpet of colorful foliage with blue flowers in early summer. Grows 6" tall and 12" wide. (Ajuga reptans) Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 3.5" pot

    Blue Fescue Grass with its icy blue coloration is a clumping ornamental grass, its eye catching color holds its own in the heat of summer. Great for rock gardens, edging borders or mass planting as a groundcover. Drought tolerant once established. Learn More →

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