What Are Some Drought-Tolerant Perennials?


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Some drought-tolerant perennials include purple coneflower and tall bearded iris. Some other drought-tolerant perennials include rosemary, lavender, sage and creeping phlox.

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Here are some facts about these drought-tolerant perennials.

  • Purple coneflower: Grows up to 4 feet in height and features light-purple flowers that look like daisies.
  • Tall bearded iris: Features sharp, pointed leaves and fuzzy blooms in the spring.
  • Rosemary: Grows up to 5 feet tall and features a strong scent.
  • Lavender: This shrub features evergreen flowers and silvery-gray leaves. It blooms lavender-colored flowers in the summer.
  • Sage: This plant enjoys full sun and soil that is well drained. It grows 2 to 3 feet.
  • Creeping phlox: This plant is hairy, has evergreen foliage and features violet, red and white flowers.
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