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Drought Tolerant Landscape Plants

When mother nature doesn’t provide enough rainfall to keep our gardens green and lush, we all know we need to head outdoors and give our plants a good drink of water ourselves. Of course, some plants are a little more drought tolerant than others, something you may want to consider when planting your garden. Even if mother nature provides us with ample rainfalls, we usually have to water our flowers during the hot summer months anyways. The experts at Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center have come up with a list of plants that are a little more drought tolerant than others. We often carry many of these plants, but it is best to call to check for availability, 919-851-6821. Enjoy!

Perennials
Agave (Agave americana)
Artemisia (Artemisia x powis castle)
Blanket Flower (Gallardia)
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)
False Indigo (Baptisia australis)
Gaura (Gaura Lindheimeri)
Hardy Ageratum (Eupatorium
coelestinum)
Iris bearded
Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis)
Joe-pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)
Lamb’s Ears (Stachys byzantina)
Lantana
Lavender Cotton (Santolina)
Mexican Petunia (Ruellia Brittoniana)
Moss Verbena (Verbena tenuisecta)
Mullen (Verbascum)
Purple Coneflower (E. purpurea)
Red Hot Poker (Kniphofia)
Rose Verbena (Verbena canadensis)
Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia fulgida)
Rudbeckia (Rudbeckia maxima)
Russian Sage (Perovskia)
Sage (Salvia)
Stonecrop (Sedum)
Snowbank Boltonia (B. asteroides)
Stokes’ Aster (Stokesia laevia)
Swamp Sunflower (H. augustifolius)
Tickseed (C. grandiflora)
Threadleaf Coreopsis (C. verticillata)
Yarrow (Achillea filipendulina)

Annuals
African Daisy (Dimorphotheca)
Cockscomb (Celosia Argentea)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia)
Dusty Miller (Senecio)
Gazania (Gazania)
Ice Plant (Dorotheanthus)
Madagascar Periwinkle
(Catharanthus Roseus)
Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia)
Portulaca (Portulaca)
Zinnia (Zinnia Elegans)

Shrubs
Althea (Hibiscus syriacus)
Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia Davidii)
Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta)
Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia)
Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster spp.)
Dwarf youpon (Ilex vomitoria)
Fatsia (Fatsia japonica)
Firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea)
Flowering Quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)
Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia)
Glossy Abelia (Abelia x grandiflora)
Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepsis spp.)
Japanese Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)
Japanese Barberry (Berberis Thunbergii)
Juniper (Juniperus spp.)
Nandina (Nandina domestica)
Oleander (Nerium oleander)
Pittosporum (Pittosporum Tobira)
Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)
Spireas (Spiraea spp.)
Thorny Elaeagnus (Elaeagnus pungens)

Trees
Arizona Cypress (Cupressus arizonica)
Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)
Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)
Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Goldenraintree (Koelreuteria paniculata)
Japanese Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)
Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Sawtooth Oak (Quercus acutissima)
Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
Trident Maple (Acer buergeranum)