Water conservation is at the forefront of gardeners’ minds in many parts of the country. Luckily, there are a wide variety of drought-tolerant plants that thrive in dry conditions.
The majority of drought-tolerant plants also have deep roots that extend to great depths to reach the water. To get to know exactly the nature of these kinds of plants, here are the top 12 on the list of drought-tolerant plants.
Canna lilies are tropical, so they thrive in heat, and though most varieties prefer some moisture, they’re surprisingly drought-tolerant. The plants have brilliant blooms topping lush foliage that reaches up to six feet in height. While the lilies perform best when regularly divided, these showstoppers require little else to flourish.
Coneflower, or echinacea, is an easy-to-grow perennial that bursts with daisy-like flowers during the summer and fall. Petals come in a a wide range of bright colors, including yellow, purple, red, pink, orange, and white. The plant will grow bigger each year, so you’ll have plenty to divide and share.