The Q&A Archives: Dry Weather Perennials

Question: I live in Upstate SC. It gets very dry here. I'd like some dry weather tolerate perennials in put in my flowerbed. I know about Lantana. I don't like cactus. Got any other ideas?

Answer: Some great drought and heat tolerant plants include:

Ajuga, Artemisia, Asters, Baby's breath, Baptisia, Beebalm, Black-eyed Susan,
Butterfly weed, Candytuft, Chrysanthemum, Columbine, Coneflower, Coralbells,
Coreopsis, Daylily, Gaillardia, Gaura, Gazania, Gerbera daisy, Goldenrod, Iris, Lamb's ears, Liatris, Lily of the Nile, Mexican sunflower, Perovskia, Phlox, Red hot poker, Salvia, Sedum, Shasta Daisy , Stokes' aster, Verbascum ,Verbena, Veronica,
and Yarrow.

Enjoy your garden!

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