Sedum – Very drought tolerant. There are a lot of different varieties of sedums, in various colors and shapes, from red to green. Sedum are succulents, and as such are one of the most drought- and sun-tolerant ground covers on this list. A mixed bed of different kinds of succulents looks almost like a field of wildflowers. Some of the most commonly used and fun cultivars include ‘Gold’ or ‘Dragon’s Blood’ – a bright neon yellow and deep blood red, respectively. Not tolerant of foot traffic.
Tips for Taming a Slope - Grow Natives Rocks and naturalistic plantings turn an eroding California hillside into a colorful oasis that blends with the surrounding desert habitat. Succulents such as Agave, Crassula, and Bulbine thrive here. Other good candidates for a dry hillside include Pennisetum, salvia, yarrow, and lamb’s-ear.