Drought Tolerant Plants and Shrubs

Mike's Short List of Some Especially Beautiful and Drought-Tolerant Plants

Look for these plants at your local garden centers, in books or find them on the internet.  Search for the botanical names and you’ll usually find pictures and explanations.   Look for the specific botanical name listed.  To find the best plants for you, take this list to the garden center and describe the area you are planting with pictures and dimensions.  Work on a design for yourself or find a good designer to help organize a whole landscape.  J Have Fun! Mike

Botanical Name and Cultivar 
One Common Name

Perennial Flowers 
Coreopsis verticilatta 'Moonbeam'
Everblooming Coreopsis
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Purple Cone Flower
Hemerocallis cv. 'Stella D'Oro'
Gold Repeat Daylily
Liatris spicata spe.
Purple Gay Feather
Perovskia Atriplicifolia
Giant Purple Sage
Rudbecki fulgida Goldsturm
Black - Eyed Susan
Scabiosa caucasica'Butterfly Blue'
Repeat Bloom Scabiosa
Sedum spectabilis 'Autumn Joy'
Autumn Sedum

Ornamental Grasses
Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'
Maiden Grass
Pennesetum alopecuroides sp.
Fountain Grass
Carex morowii _Variegata_
Yellow Mounding Grass

Weigela florida 'Variegata'
Variegated Pink Weigela
Ilex glabra 'Compacta'
Compact Native Inkbberry
Rhododendron 'PJM'
Potentilla fruticosa 'Jackmanii'
Yellow Potentilla
Rosa cv. 'Carefree Wonder'
Everblooming Dark Pink & White Rose
Spirea bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'
Anthony Waterer Spirea
iburnum plicatum var. tom. 'Maresii'
Improved Doublfile Viburnum

Ground Covers
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi 'Mass Hybrid'
Native Bearberry Groundcover
Juniperus conferta 'Blue Pacific'
Blue Shore Juniper
Microbiota decussata
Himalayan Microbiota
inca minor 'Bowles'
Extended Bloom Blue Myrtle

Cercis canadensis sp.
Native Redbud Tree
Prunus serrulata 'Kwanzan'
Japanese Flowering Cherry (Dbl.)
Quercus palustrus sp.
Native Pin Oak

 © Mike Walsh, Horticultural Concepts, Braintree, MA (781) 843-1400
     Landscape Design and Project Management mike@mike25.com