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Xeriscaping with Drought Tolerant Plants

A Partial List to Get Your Garden Started


Many plants will continue to grow just fine in drought conditions, if they have been selected wisely and were allowed to establish themselves before being stressed by drought. No plant will survive forever without some water and different plants will thrive in different regions and conditions, but here is a list of great garden plants to get you started.

A Partial List of Drought Tolerant Plants


  • Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora)
  • Fescue
  • Fountain Grass (Pennisetum)
  • Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
  • Switch Grass (Panicum)


  • Amelanchier (Shadbush)
  • Aronia (Chokeberry)
  • Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
  • Caryopteris
  • Cotoneaster
  • Hypericum (St. Johnswort)
  • Juniper
  • Potentilla
  • Cytisus (Scotch Broom)
  • Viburnum
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