All plants need water to survive. However, like plants that require more water, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. Check them out.
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Solution location plants. . Plant name, zone, full sun partial or full shade, drought tolerant, water's edge, deer resistant, rabbit resistant, some traffic, damp soil tolerant, salt tolerant. What a great chart
Drought tolerant plants on my sidewalk garden. Lavandula stoechas, Eschschoizia californica, Salvia nemerosa, Delosperma cooperi.
Flowers for Hot Weather
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sedum spurium 'Voodoo' - beautiful low-water groundcover
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Yarrow - blooms spring and fall; drought tolerant; good ground cover; excellent cut or dried flowers; full sun to part shade; blooms May-July
List of plants used in California drought tolerant yard :: OrganizingMadeFun.com
Purple Wisteria Tree (grows in zone 9) • Drought tolerant, so you don't have to water • Pest & disease resistant- no spraying! • Fragrant blooms you can smell from a distance