Drought Tolerant Plants
Annuals Water Exposure Remarks
Ageratum (Floss Flower) moderate sun, part shade Easy to grow with puffy blue, white or pink flowers
Baby's Breath mod. to dry sun Tiny, airy white or pink flowers. Deer resistant
Brachyscome moderate sun Lacy foliage with small but profuse daisy like flowers in shades of blue or pink. Great for baskets
Cosmos dry sun Easy to grow. Feathery foliage. Tons of flowers
Dusty Miller dry sun, part shade Silvery foliage used as an accent or foil.
Gazania (Treasure Flower) dry sun Needs very good drainage. Flowers close on cloudy days and at night.
Geranium moderate sun, part shade Who doesn't love 'em? So many colors!
Gomphrena (Globe Amaranth) dry sun Showy flowers. Thrives in adverse conditions.
Vinca (Madagascar Periwinkle) dry sun Thrives in high heat. Flowers profusely with little care.
Lantana dry sun Loves the heat. Water deeply but infrequently.
Marigold moderate sun Cheerful, easy to grow and repels pests.
Nasturtium mod. to dry sun, part shade Great in baskets or used to spill over walls. Best in infertile soil. Edible
Portulaca (Moss Rose, Purslane) dry sun Use in hanging baskets or as groundcover. Well drained soil.
Pansy moderate part shade Best in spring and fall. Tolerates temperature into low 20s
Petunia mod. to dry sun, part shade So many colors, so many uses and so easy to grow! Tolerates light frost.
Salvia moderate sun Diverse flower forms and colors, deer resistant, attracts humming birds and butterflies
Sanvitalia (Creeping Zinnia) dry sun Very free flowering. Great in the ground or in containers
Strawflower dry sun Fantastic cut or dried
Sunflower dry sun A summer favorite. Loves the heat.
Cleome (Spider Flower) dry sun  
Sweet Alyssum moderate sun Low growing and sweetly fragrant.
Verbena mod. to dry sun Takes the heat and survives light frost. A summer star!
Moderate water needs indicate plants that tolerate drought but perform best with adequate water
Perennials      
Achillea (Yarrow) dry sun easy to grow, deer resistant, attracts butterflys
Agastache mod to dry sun deer resistant, hardy to zone 6
Alcea (Hollyhock) moderate sun attracts butterflys and hummingbirds
Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle) moderate sun, part shade deer resistant, spreads freely
Arabis (Rock Cress) dry sun good for rock gardens, attracts butterflys
Armeria (Sea Thrift) mod to dry sun, part shade good for rock gardens
Artemisia (Wormwood) dry sun deer resistant, thrives in poor soil
Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) dry sun deer resistant, attracts butterflys and humming birds
Centaurea (Mountain Bluett) dry sun deer resistant, attracts butterflys, spreads freely
Coreopsis (Tickseed) mod to dry sun deer resistant, blooms all summer
Dianthus (Pinks) mod to dry sun deer resistant, attracts butterflys
Digitalis (Foxglove) mod to dry sun, part shade deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds
Gaillardia (Blanket Flower) mod to dry sun deer resistant, attracts butterflys
Geranium moderate sun, part shade deer resistant, very adaptable
Hemerocallis (Daylilly) mod to dry sun, part shade attracts butterflys and hummingbirds
Heuchera (Coral Bells) moderate sun to shade deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds and butterflys
Iris mod to dry sun deer resistant, needs good drainage
Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) dry sun deer resitant, attracts butterflys and hummingbirds
Lamium mod to dry shade, part shade deer resistant, good ground cover in dry shade
Lavendula (Lavender) dry sun Thrives in poor soil, deer resistant, attracts butterflys
Paeonia (Peony) mod to dry sun, part shade Many are fragrant, deer resistant
Penstemon mod to dry sun Attracts hummingbirds
Phlox subulata mod to dry sun Attracts butterflys, rock garden favorite
Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan) mod to dry sun, part shade Long blooming, attracts butterflys
Salvia (Sage) moderate sun Attracts butterflys and hummingbirds, deer resistant
Thymus (Thyme) mod to dry sun Deer resistant, attracts butterflys
Verbascum mod to dry sun Deer resistant, attracts hummingbirds
Moderate water needs indicate plants that tolerate drought but perform best with adequate water
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