Drought Tolerant Perennials

droughtTolerantPlant-1Jupiter’s Beard Centranthus ruber

Drought tolerant perennial that grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Does well in alkaline soils. Very hardy plant that reliably blooms year after year. Grows best in full sun. Cut away old flowers as they fade to encourage new ones. Deer resistant.

MunsonMunstead Lavender Lavandula angustifolia

The hardiest of all the lavenders. Grows 1 to 2 feet tall and wide. Heat loving plant that will grow in hot gravel yards or up against adobe walls. Blooms early to mid summer. Deer and rabbit resistant.

droughtTolerantPlant-3Moonshine Yarrow Achillea ‘Moonshine”

Bright yellow flowers on top of silver foliage. Noninvasive clumping yarrow that does not spread. Will rebloom if old flowers are cut away as they fade. Grows best in full sun. Deer and rabbit resistant.

droughtTolerantPlant-4Sunset Hyssop Agastache rupestris

Knee high heat loving perennial that blooms all summer. Fragrant silver foliage is topped with orange flowers that are loved by humming birds and butterflies. Does great in containers. Deer resistant plant.

droughtTolerantPlant-5Catmint Six Hill Giant Nepeta faassenii

Great garden performance. Plant grows to be a 2’ tall and wide mound. Sterile nonseeding plant that will not spread. Excellent plant for long rows or borders when planted 2 feet apart. Attracts butterflies and humming birds. Deer and rabbit proof.

droughtTolerantPlant-6Hollyhock Alcea rosea

Hollyhocks are an iconic flower of Santa Fe. Tall stately flowers Mid June to through early July. Great for hot areas and up against adobe walls. Available in singles and doubles in a multitude of colors. Can self seed some years.

droughtTolerantPlant-7Ice Plant Delosperma spp.

Hardy ice plant come in a range of colors including; pink, yellow, lavender and rose. Heat loving groundcovers that will spread and hang over rock walls. Great when mixed with other ice plants, sedums and hens n’ chicks.

droughtTolerantPlant-8Autumn Joy Sedum Sedum spectabilis

A tall upright sedum that blooms late summer early fall with rose pink flowers that mature to bronze. It will hold its shape and look good through early winter. Attracts butterflies. Semi rabbit resistant.