by Amanda

There are many reasons why gardeners are unable to water their plants as frequently as they would like; there could be water restrictions in their region, the garden plot could be hard to reach, or they are working on conservation and wanting to garden simply by the means of Mother Nature. It doesn’t matter what type of gardener you are – There are many seed, bulb, and perennial plant choices that will tolerate dry conditions and provide a long-lasting, vibrant show of color!

For those wildflower gardeners who are trying to establish a beautiful wildflower meadow in a hard to reach area, try planting varieties such as Wild Sunflowers, Blue Cornflower/Bachelor Button, Farewell to Spring, Plains Coreopsis, Cosmos, Blanket Flower, Blazing Star, and more. If you can’t decide which varieties to plant, try our Dry Area Wildflower Mix – It is comprised of 25 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials that are drought tolerant and designed to bloom all season long. A wildflower meadow is a perfect solution for a large area that is hard to water – It will become a dependable, show-stopping source of color for years and years.

Mexican Shell Flower
Echinacea After Midnight

Those who love the full, gorgeous blooms of spring-planted bulbs, but are unable to water regularly, should try varieties such as Mexican Shellflower Bulbs, Purple Shamrock Bulbs, Double Tuberosa The Pearl bulbs, or Firecracker Flowers Pink Diamond. These bulbs will not only do well in dry conditions, but each variety boasts unique, showy blooms.

Gardeners that tend to fill their beds with perennial plants, but have dry conditions, should try varieties such as Yarrow, Butterfly Weed, Baptisia, Lavender, Catmint, Echinacea, Yucca, Russian Sage, Hostas, and more. These perennial varieties will tolerate dry conditions and will provide you with a dependable, long-lasting garden.

Although many plants prefer regular watering, there are endless options and opportunities for gardeners that have limited water supply or access to their gardens.

Happy Gardening!

  1. Yellow Foxtail Lily, Eremurus bungei, Foxtail Lily

    The famous Foxtail Lily is a giant in the garden, with flowering spikes from 4 to 5 ft. tall that arrive in a brilliant yellow with orangey highlights. Also known as the Desert Candl...

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    Desert Candle Foxtail Lily Foxtail Lily, Desert Candle Eremurus stenophyllus bungei
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    The famous Foxtail Lily is a giant in the garden, with flowering spikes from 4 to 5 ft. tall that arrive in a brilliant yellow with orangey highlights. Also known as the Desert Candle, each bloom tapers towards the top and looks spectacular in arrangements. Prefers dry soils and full sun. (Eremurus bungei)
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  2. Double Tuberose The Pearl, Polianthes tuberosa The Pearl, Double Tuberose white flowers

    Double Tuberose, also known as “The Pearl," is loved by gardeners for its pristine white flowers and heavenly scent. Makes an excellent cut flower. Hardy in zones 7-10 and consid...

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    Double Tuberose The Pearl The Pearl Double Tuberose Polianthes tuberosa The Pearl
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    Double Tuberose, also known as “The Pearl," is loved by gardeners for its pristine white flowers and heavenly scent. Makes an excellent cut flower. Hardy in zones 7-10 and considered an annual in all other zones. (Polianthes tuberosa)
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  3. Mexican Shellflower Mix

    Tiger Flowers, also known as Mexican Shellflowers, produce 3-petaled, low-growing blooms in a mix of vibrant colors, with striking spotted centers. A close relative of the iris, thes...

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    Mexican Shellflower Mix Tiger Flower, Mexican Shellflower Mix Tigridia pavonia Mix
    $27.98 Sale $13.99
    Per Bag of 25
    Tiger Flowers, also known as Mexican Shellflowers, produce 3-petaled, low-growing blooms in a mix of vibrant colors, with striking spotted centers. A close relative of the iris, these 3-6" wide blooms appear on straight, green blades. Perfect for planting in containers and hardy in zones 8-10. Considered an annual in all other zones. (Tigridia pavonia)
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Dealing with water restrictions by region

by Amanda S.

There are many reasons why gardeners are unable to water their plants as frequently as they would like; there could be water restrictions in their region, the garden plot could be hard to reach, or they are working on conservation and wanting to garden simply by the means of Mother Nature. It doesn’t matter what type of gardener you are – There are many seed, bulb, and perennial plant choices that will tolerate dry conditions and provide a long-lasting, vibrant show of color!

For those wildflower gardeners who are trying to establish a beautiful wildflower meadow in a hard to reach area, try planting varieties such as Wild Sunflowers, Blue Cornflower/Bachelor Button, Farewell to Spring, Plains Coreopsis, Cosmos, Blanket Flower, Blazing Star, and more. If you can’t decide which varieties to plant, try our Dry Area Wildflower Mix – It is comprised of 25 different wildflowers, both annuals and perennials that are drought tolerant and designed to bloom all season long. A wildflower meadow is a perfect solution for a large area that is hard to water – It will become a dependable, show-stopping source of color for years and years.

Farewell to Spring SeedsFarewell to Spring Seeds
Farewell to Spring Seeds
Mexican Shell FlowerMexican Shell Flower
Mexican Shell Flower
Echinacea After MidnightEchinacea After Midnight
Echinacea After Midnight

Those who love the full, gorgeous blooms of spring-planted bulbs, but are unable to water regularly, should try varieties such as Mexican Shellflower Bulbs, Purple Shamrock Bulbs, Double Tuberosa The Pearl bulbs, or Firecracker Flowers Pink Diamond. These bulbs will not only do well in dry conditions, but each variety boasts unique, showy blooms.

Gardeners that tend to fill their beds with perennial plants, but have dry conditions, should try varieties such as Yarrow, Butterfly Weed, Baptisia, Lavender, Catmint, Echinacea, Yucca, Russian Sage, Hostas, and more. These perennial varieties will tolerate dry conditions and will provide you with a dependable, long-lasting garden.

Although many plants prefer regular watering, there are endless options and opportunities for gardeners that have limited water supply or access to their gardens.

Happy Gardening!

Shop Drought Tolerant Perennials

  1. Creeping Thyme, Thymus praecox Coccineus with Lavender

    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)...

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    Creeping Thyme Coccineus Creeping Thyme Thymus praecox
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    Creeping Thyme Coccineus is one of the very best flowering groundcovers. 1 to 3 inches tall in sun or partial shade. (Thymus praecox)
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  2. May Night Meadow Sage

    May Night is the top signature Salvia, with famous deep blue/purple blooms. A big favorite. Perennial plant of the year in 1997. (Salvia nemorosa)...

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    May Night Salvia Meadow Sage May Night Salvia nemorosa May Night
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    May Night is the top signature Salvia, with famous deep blue/purple blooms. A big favorite. Perennial plant of the year in 1997. (Salvia nemorosa)
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  3. Pink Creeping Phlox Emerald Pink, Phlox subulata groundcover

    'Emerald Pink' Creeping Phlox is famous for its blazing pink blooms and evergreen foliage that work together beautifully as a groundcover or colorful landscape accent. Allowed to spi...

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    Emerald Pink Creeping Phlox Emerald Pink Creeping Phlox Phlox subulata Emerald Pink
    As low as $12.98 Sale $6.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Emerald Pink' Creeping Phlox is famous for its blazing pink blooms and evergreen foliage that work together beautifully as a groundcover or colorful landscape accent. Allowed to spill and trail over walls, slopes, and container egdes, low-growing 'Emerald Pink' will bring the garden to life while cleverly hiding any trouble spots. Drought-tolerant, deer resistant and extremely easy to grow. (Phlox subulata)
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  4. Catmint Walkers Low, Nepeta faassenii

    'Walker's Low' Catmint is known for its easy going nature - it can thrive in a variety of soil and sunlight scenarios, though it does prefer things on the sunny, dry side. Beautiful ...

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    Walker's Low Nepeta Walker's Low Catmint Nepeta faassenii Walker's Low
    As low as $9.98 Sale $4.99
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    'Walker's Low' Catmint is known for its easy going nature - it can thrive in a variety of soil and sunlight scenarios, though it does prefer things on the sunny, dry side. Beautiful purple flower spikes appear in early summer and continue to bloom and release their sweet fragrance for up to 3 months. Very showy and very low maintenance, 'Walker's Low' is a great choice for planting in swaths, lining walkways, or adding to pollinator gardens. Deer resistant. (Nepeta faassenii)
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  5. Blue Vinca minor, Vinca minor, Periwinkle or Creeping Myrtle

    Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)...

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    Vinca Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle Vinca minor
    As low as $12.98 Sale $6.49
    Per Plant - 3" Pot
    Creeping Myrtle or Periwinkle. This famous Vinca spreads to make great patches under trees. Blue flowers. (Vinca minor)
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