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10 Stunning Drought Resistant Flowers

These drought tolerant flowers will still look great when the weather gets dry.

Drought Resistant Flowers

Your garden is a work of art. Sometimes it might feel a little more like work than art, especially if you're in the middle of a dry season where you live!

Caring for plants during a drought can be a challenge.

Hot and dry weather can make your flowers and shrubs look withered. These conditions can also make your garden more susceptible to damage from insects and disease, and it can even make your plants less winter hardy in the coming months.

There are a lot of things you can do to protect your garden from a drought, such as watering more frequently, reducing use of fertilizers, and using mulch.

However, one of the best things that you can do for your garden is to plant plenty of drought resistant flowers and shrubs.

Here are some of our favorite drought resistant perennials that will look amazing in your garden.

Want to know more? Keep reading below to learn more about these plants, including how to plant and care for them.

Drought Resistant Flowers

Drought Resistant Flowers

How to Choose Drought Resistant Flowers

A flower being pretty doesn't automatically make it a good fit for your garden. Unfortunate, we know!

First, it's a good idea to know your plant hardiness zone. You can type in your zip code here and find out which zone you live in. You can use this information to decide which plants will thrive in your garden.

Here is some more information about each of the drought tolerant flowers above, including which zones they grow best in.

Yarrow
Zones: 3-9
Grows well in full sun to about 4' tall.

Gaillardia
Zones: 3-8
Grows well in full sun to about 3' tall.

Meadow Sage
Zones: 5-9
Grows well in fulll sun to about 2' tall.

Meadow sage

Lamb's Ears
Zones: 4-8
Grows well in full sunlight to 1.5' tall.

Lavender
Zones: 5-8
Grows well in full sun to 3' tall.

Sea Holly
Zones: 4-9
Grows well in full sunlight to 1.5' tall. Giant sea holly can grow up to 4' tall!

Amsonia
Zones: 3-9
Grows well in full sunlight to 2' tall.

Hens and Chicks

Balloon Flowers
Zones: 3-9
Grows well in full sunlight to 2' tall.

Rockrose
Zones: 8-11
Grows well in full sunlight to 4' or 5' tall.

Agastache
Zones: 5-10
Grows well in full sun to 4' tall.

Other Drought Resistant Flowers

There are many other flowers and shrubs that do well in dry climates. If you're looking for even more garden inspiration, give ones of these plants a try! And if you have some of your own favorite perennials that grow well during a drought, be sure to share your experiences with us in the comments below.

-Hens and Chicks
-Agave
-Allum (Ornamental Onion)
-Bearded Iris
-Butterflyweed
-Coneflower
-Dianthus
-Globe thistle
-Baby's Breath
-Lenton Rose
-Red Yucca
-Red-hot Poker
-Peony
 

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