The Q&A Archives: Drought Tolerant

Question: Out of the following which one(s) will die in a drought: Zinnia, Sunflower, Calendula, Rue, Basil, Rosemary, Hibiscus, Red Corn Poppy, Cosmos, Morning Glory Heavenly Blue, Marigold, Caladium, Vinca, Viola, Carnation, Daisy Painted, Flax, Spearmint, and Geranium? P.S. sorry if the question is to long! Thanks!

Answer: Of the plants you have listed, basil, hibiscus, caladium and viola are the least drought tolerant and will suffer the most damage in droughty situations. The others will hang on a little longer, but will eventually suffer damage, too. The most drought tolerant are the rosemary and rue.

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