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8 Drought-Tolerant Plants

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

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Desert beardtongue (Penstemon pseudospectabilis) is a great wildlife-attracting perennial for a low-water garden. Native to New Mexico, it thrives in heat as long as you water it deeply every couple of weeks or so. Hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 10.

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