These Drought-Tolerant Plants That Can Turn Your Garden Into A Resilient Oasis

The water-storing capabilities of its leaves allow Sedum to prosper in dry, rocky soils. Then, once established, it thrives in full sun with well-draining soil and requires minimal watering, making it nearly maintenance-free.


Coneflowers, or Echinacea, are native to North American prairies and are recognizable for their tall stems topped with large, daisy-like flowers ranging from purple and pink to red and yellow, with a distinctive raised central cone.

Their deep root systems allow them to access water from deeper soil layers, making them capable of enduring dry spells. They thrive in full sun and well-draining soil and, once established, require little watering and are resistant to most pests.

African Daisies

Originating from Southern Africa, African Daisies display striking flowers with spoon-shaped petals in colors like white, pink, purple, and blue, often closing at night.

They’re also adapted to arid environments, meaning they manage water efficiently. African Daisies just perform best in full sun with light and well-draining soil – needing moderate watering until established, then only sparingly.


Verbena, native to both the Americas and Europe, features small, clustered flowers in vibrant shades of violet, pink, red, white, and blue. Its resilience also makes it ideal for hot, dry climates.

Verbena loves full sun and can tolerate poor, well-draining soil. It just requires occasional watering but prefers the soil to dry out between watering sessions.


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