8 Drought-Tolerant Plants

Give your garden years of reliable color. Once established, these tough perennials can breeze through hot, dry weather.

Hummingbird trumpet (Zauschneria garrettii 'Orange Carpet') is a low-growing perennial with orange-red tubular flowers. Native to the southwestern U.S., it does well in a rich, well-draining soil and full sun to part shade; afternoon shade is ideal. Attracts hummingbirds. Hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 9.

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