Do we go through some weather extremes or what? Rain, no rain, cold, hot etc. The past few weeks with no rain have reminded me of some really tough drought tolerant plants.
Gaura is a plant that I have seen growing on the roadside at Alligator Point, talk about dry. Once established this plant will return for many years, sometimes by seed. A very graceful plant that moves with the slightest breeze. Plant in full sun, and once established, back off of the water. I have this plant planted in a clay pot in full sun and the hottest part of my yard. It has been there for almost three years. I love it!
Texas Sage can provide a silver or blue foliage that many gardeners covet. Plant Texas sage in full blazing sun. Not only is the foliage a winner the lavender blooms last for about 2 months. Great plant to install with a few daylilies next to your mailbox.
Aastache is available in several colors. This plant has a wonderful clean fragrance and will return year after year. Agastache must be planted in full sun and well draining soil. Great for humming birds and butterfly. This plant seems fragile but is very resilient.
Vitex was one of the first plants I planted in front of the Martin. Once rooted in this plant can withstand lack of water for weeks. This is a large shrub or tree, so give it some room. Perfect for the edge of your lawn.
These are just a few that require little water. There are many others. Remember plants that are drought tolerant do require initial watering so the roots will take hold. Come check out these and other drought tolerant selections.