Drought Tolerant - Knowledgebase Question

Tampa, Fl
Question by miguelcorona0
July 11, 2009
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 from NGA
July 11, 2009


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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