Drought tolerant perennials

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Enjoy the blue, lavender, purple, or white flowers in summer bloom. Good for slope and erosion control. Attracts birds and is fragrant. Zone 5 - Back flower beds.

Japanese bloodgrass In place of grass, choose drought-tolerant plantings, which are more likely to prevent erosion. Shade, too, can be a necessary element in the fight against water loss: Plants lose a lot of moisture from evaporation on hot days. Grasses and artemisia offer beautiful foliage in this planted bed.

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Front Yard Sidewalk Garden Ideas: Filling beds with low maintenance, easy-care plants, such as these ornamental grasses, including fountain grass (Pennisetum) and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon) Via BHG

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss. Get this for the front garden. Will it grow over the gravel?

Easter egg Emu bush Eremophila racemosa • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Eremophila racemosa [Easter Egg Bush] part of the Scrophulariaceae family with yellow-orange-pink-purple flowers flowering in Winter-Spring avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Xeriscape Design; using drought-tolerant plants.

xeriscape- lose the pink ice plant, enlarge the gray gravel area (pond), place circular flat rocks in gravel, and add a few more chicks n hens succulents = dry 'pond'.

Leucadendron salignum 'Safari Magic' • Australian Native Plants

Leucadendron salignum 'Safari Magic' part of the Proteaceae family with Purple-Pink flowers avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Lomandra. Saw these in Redding, and they are the most lovely vibrant green. Australian native. Drought tolerant.

Lomandra lime tuff mass planting (perhaps use on slopes) Lomandra confertifolia subsp, confertifolia.

Growing Australian natives in containers by Anna Rees (Australian Plants Online) (photo is of a Tetratheca thymifolia)

Tetratheca thymifolia - great article on potted Australian native plants including bird attracting natives.

australian native gardens ideas - Google Search

The tropical garden concept doesn't only add the aesthetic look of an exterior part of a house, it also improves the health of the home occupants

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