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Try this water-efficient approach to gardening that saves water without sacrificing style


Here are some draught-tolerant plant suggestions:


  • Bluestem (Andropogon spp.)
  • Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)
  • Maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis and cvs.)
  • Sedge (Carex spp. and cvs)
  • Tufted hair grass (Deschampsia cespitosa)


  • Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.)
  • Blazing star (Liatris spp.)
  • False sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides and cvs.)
  • Lamb’s ears (Stachys byzantina)Mullein (Verbascum spp.)
  • Poppies (Papaver spp. and cvs.)
  • Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea and cvs.)
  • Russian sage (Perovskia cvs.)
  • Sea lavender (Limonium latifolium)
  • Spurge (Euphorbia spp. and cvs.)
  • Stonecrop (Sedum spp. and cvs.)
  • Thrift (Armeria spp. and cvs.)
  • Yarrow (Achillea spp. and cvs.)

  • Bluebeard (Caryopteris spp. and cvs.)
  • Butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii and cvs.)
  • Mock orange (Philadephus spp.)
  • Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius and cvs.)
  • Smoke bush (Cotinus coggygria and cvs.)
  • Sumac (Rhus spp.)

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