Drought-Tolerant Plants

We’re lucky to live here in Ontario where we have the largest supply of fresh water in the entire world. And most summers aren’t overly wet, or dry, although ask a farmer about this spring, and he’ll show you his drowned crops. However, because we have so much water, we take it for granted and are amongst some of the world’s worst water-wasters.

For those of you looking to lessen your reliance on water for your flowerbeds, there are many types of plants which are drought-tolerant. Here are some options.

  • Achillea (Yarrow)
  • Coreopsis (Tickseed)
  • Echinacea (Purple coneflower)
  • Hemerocallis (Daylily)
  • Paeonia (Peony)
  • Salvia (Sage)
  • Stachys (Lamb’s ears)
  • Armeria (Thrift)
  • Dianthus (Pinks)
  • Gaillardia (Blanketflower)
  • Lavandula (Lavender)
  • Papaver (Poppy)
  • Sedum (Stonecrop)
  • Thymus (Thyme)

Grasses are also a good option for reducing the amount of times you water.

Come in to talk to our “Perennial Princess Pat” to find out which drought-tolerant plants would work best in your garden.


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