Drought and Heat Tolerant Plants

A plant that is drought-tolerant still needs occasional water! Perennials need supplemental watering throughout their first season in order to establish strong roots.

We have compiled a list of heat- and drought-tolerant plants to help in your landscape planning:

Annuals

Ageratum
Asclepias
Celosia
Dahlberg Daisy
Diamond Frost
Dusty Miller
Four-o'-clock
Gazania
Geranium
Gomphrena
Lantana
Marigold
Melampodium
Mexican Heather
Nasturtium
Nierembergia
Oregano 'Kent Beauty'
Pennisetum
Periwinkle
Portulaca (Moss Rose)
Sunflower
Wax Begonia
Zinnia

Perennials

Bishop's Hat
Black-eyed Susan
Bluebeard
Bluestar (Amsonia)
Butterfly Weed
Catmint (Nepeta)
Cheddar pink (Dianthus)
Christmas Fern
Coneflower (Echinacea)
Coral Bells (Heuchera)
Coreopsis
Daylily
Gaillardia (blanket flower)
Gay Feather (Liatris)
Hardy Chrysanthemum
Hardy Hibiscus
Indigo (Baptisia)
Iris
Lamb's Ears
Oriental Poppy
Phlox
Prairie Dropseed
Purple Poppy Mallow
Red-hot Poker
Russian Sage
Scabiosa
Sea Thrift (Armeria)
Shasta Daisy
Stonecrop (Sedum)
Veronica (Speedwell)
Yarrow (Achillea)