As the days get hotter you will likely find yourself spending more time watering your garden beds and plants. As you stand outside in the heat you might be thinking, there must be a better way! Lucky for you, there is as there are lots of beautiful drought tolerant plants from which to choose.  There are many perennials that  have beautiful flowers and vegetation and require less water and lower maintenance efforts and costs once established.

Here is our shortlist of ten gorgeous and colourful drought tolerant plants you can incorporate into your landscaping.

Blanket flowers are native to hot and dry environments and will adapt well to drought conditions. They require little to no watering and can thrive in poor soil conditions and can also be planted in full sun.

Yarrow is a hardy plant, that is often mistaken for a weed due to its ability to proliferate in water-rich environments but in drier gardens, this plant is far more manageable. Yarrow flowers come in a variety of colours such as pink, red, purple, yellow and gold so they will be an attractive addition to any bed.

Agastache is a perennial plant most often found in purple but also pink, rose, white, orange and blue. Great in low-nutrient density soils and low water levels, so this plant blooms all season with very little care.

Coneflowers are resistant to both low-water and high heat, making a beautiful addition to any summer garden bed. These flowers often attract pollinators and can be found in a variety of shades such as orange, pink, red and yellow, all perfect for a pop of colour!

Russian sage is the kind of plant that performs best on its own so it is the perfect choice for the busy gardener. The only thing this plant needs is a lot of sunlight and well drained soil.

Butterfly Weed is known for attracting butterflies and will add a splash colour to your gardens throughout the season. Its easy to grow will be a favourite for many years to come.

Honeysuckle is known for its amazing fragrance but did you know that it is also drought resistant? With over 100 varieties from which to choose, it is no trouble at all to find one to suit our style and within no time your garden smelling like summer!

Sun Roses provide an abundance of blossoms on shrubby mounds of fine-leafed foliage. They grow well in rock gardens and on sunny patios and will bring wonderful to hot, dry planting locations.

Iris’s are a garden flower that can be grown in a variety of environments, as they are very efficient in terms of water, and they do very well in sunny climates. Irises are among the easiest of perennials to grow. They require very little care for the beauty they give.

Sedums are long lived and drought tolerant and always a lovely sight in the landscape with its masses of deep, densely packed flowers. The clusters of star-shaped flowers bloom from midsummer to fall for a great show at the end of the season.

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