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Drought-Tolerant Plants for Dry Soil

These pretty flowers and plants grow naturally in dry environments.

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Photo: Coreen Schmidt Photography. From: Project Groundwork.


These desert plants store water in their leaves and are able to go a period of time without being watered.

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Photo: Longfield Gardens. From: Lynn Coulter.

Blooming Chives

Easy to grow alliums are perennials, and they’re related to chives, shallots and onions. If deer, voles, rabbits or other animals browse in your garden, you’ll find they usually leave these bulbs alone. Plant alliums in the fall, in well-drained soil, giving them plenty of sun.

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Photo: photo by felder rushing

Smoke Bush

Smoke bush, or Cotinus coggygria, is often used as a garden specimen due to the purple-pink plumes and the purple leaves on some cultivars. It is highly drought-tolerant.

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Madagascar Periwinkle

Vinca (Catharanthus roseus) is sometimes called Madagascar periwinkle. New types grow in a trailing formation that quickly covers ground in the garden.

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