Believe it or not, there are actually plants that are drought friendly. Some plants grow and thrive in drought conditions.
Since most of our lawns probably look a tad sad during drought, you could help perk it up by adding some of these drought friendly plants to your landscape.
- Red yucca – spikes of salmon colored flowers tower above the green spiky plant.
- Bulbine – member of the aloe family from South Africa with spikes of yellow and orange flowers.
- Thryallis – a deer-resistant perennial shrub featuring yellow spikes of flowers.
- Esperanza – once established needs very little water and produces bell shaped yellow flowers all summer long.
- Pride of Barbados – lacy foliage topped with clusters of yellow and orange flowers.
- Sweet almond verbena – large shrub or small tree that produces fragrant white spikes, and is also deer-resistant.
These heat-loving plants might just be the escape our landscapes have been looking for, especially if the hot, dry, drought conditions persist.