A Succulent Garden

Selecting Drought Tolerant Plants
The plants listed are just a partial listing of plants that have been shown to be drought tolerant. All plants, regardless of how tough that might be, will need watering until the root system is established.
The key to effective watering is when and how you water. Always water early in the morning and try to use a soaker hose, or water directly to the base of the plant. This will help reduce evaporation by nearly 50%! Now just because it is drought tolerant doesn’t mean it has to be a cactus or sagebrush. There are plenty of native plants that can add wonderful textures and flowers to your landscape. Tough times require tough plants, but tough plants can be beautiful too.


Achillea (Yarrow) P
Allium (Flowering Onion) P
Berberis (Barberry) S
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) P
Calluna (Heather) P
Caryopteris (Blue Mist Shrub) S
Cedrus spp. (Cedars) T/S
Cleome (Spider Plant) A
Cotoneaster S
Coreopsis (Tickseed) P
Cornus kousa (Kousa Dogwood) T
Cytissus (Broom) P
Delasperma (Ice Plant) P
Echinacea (Coneflower) P
Echinops (Globe Thistle) P
Erica (Heath) P
Euphorbia (Spurge) P
Gaura (Windflower) A
Ginkgo biloba (Ginko) T
Gypsophila paniculata (Baby’s Breath) P
Helichrysum braceatum (Strawflower) A
Iberis (Candytuft) P
Ilex spp.crenata, x meserveae, opaca (Holly) P
Juniperus spp. (Juniper) S
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) P
Lantana A
Lavendula (Lavender) P
Liatris (Gayfeather) P
Linum (Flax) P

Liriope (Lilyturf) P
Monarda (Bee Balm) P
Nepeta (Catmint) P
Ornamental Grasses (Grass) P
Perovskia (Russian Sage) P
Petunia x hybrid (Petunia) A
Portulaca grandiflora (Moss Rose) A
Monarda (Bee Balm) P
Potentilla (Cinquefoil) P
Quercus spp. (Oak) T
Rosa rugosa (Saltspray Rose) P
Rosemarinus (Rosemary) P
Rudbeckia (Black-Eyed Susan) P
Salvia coccinea (Sage) P
Sedum (Stonecrop) P
Spirea spp. T
Tagetes (Marigold) A
Verbena A/P
Veronica (Speedwell) A/P
Wisteria frutescens (American Wisterria) S
Yucca P