Favorite Drought Tolerant Plants

Drought-Tolerant Trees

Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
Blue Ice Cypress (Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Ice')
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia species)
Deodara Cedar (Cedrus deodara)
Trident Maple (Acer buergianum)

Drought-Tolerant Shrubs

Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)
Barberry (Berberis species)
Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
Boxwood (Buxus species)
Bush Cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei)
False Holly (Osmanthus heterophyllus)
Firethorn (Pyracantha species)
Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)
Japanese Rose (Kerria japonica)
Juniper (Juniperus species)
Oregon Grapeholly (Mahonia aquifolium)
Skimmia (Skimmia japonica)
St. Johnswort (Hypericum species)
Yucca (Yucca species)

Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora)
Bachelor Button (Centaurea Montana)
Barrenwort (Epimedium)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)*
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
Calamint (Calamintha)
Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
Catmint (Nepeta)
Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)*
Coneflower (Echinacea)*
Coral Bells (Heuchera)*
Cranesbill (Geranium)
Daylily (Hemerocallis)
Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)
Evening Primrose (Oenothera)
False Indigo (Baptisia australis)*
False Sunflower (Heliopsis)
Fleece Flower(Persicaria polymorpha)
Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)*
Gay Feather (Liatris spicata)*
Gold and Silver Mum (Ajania pacificum)
Goldenrod (Solidago)*
Hayscented Fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobata)*
Hyssop (Agastache)
Ice Plant (Delosperma)
Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
Lamb's Ears (Stachys)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender Cotton (Santolina)
Lead Wort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)
Periwinkle (Vinca minor)
Pinks (Dianthus)
Robb's Wood Spurge (Euphorbia var robbiae)
Sage (Salvia)
St.John’s Wort (Hypericum)
Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum)
Tickseed (Coreopsis)*
Torch Lily (Kniphofia)
Wormwood (Artemesia)
Yarrow (Achillea)
*Native

Drought-Tolerant Grasses

Ornamental, fountain and switch grasses (Miscanthus, pennisetum, panicum*)
*Native

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