Drought Resistant Perennial Plants

By June 14th, 2018

Perennial Plants - Hostas

The right perennial plants can help you create a stunning and remarkable outdoor space. These plants have deep root systems, which helps them survive for long periods without a water supply. Many plants may not receive adequate water for a variety of reasons such as being planted in problem areas or being located too far from a home’s sprinkler system. Also, many individuals become too busy and simply forget to water their plants, or they go on vacation without finding someone to care for their garden while they are away.

Regardless of the scenario, here are five drought-resistant outdoor perennial plants that may be exactly what you need to create a beautiful, lush landscape.

1. Sage

Sage is available in a variety of sizes and colours, so you can mix and match and create a beautiful garden area. It is a tough and durable plant, and can thrive in areas where water is sparse. Sage can grow several feet tall, making it an excellent focal point for your large flower beds.

2. Hostas

If you are worried about caring for plants, hostas are an excellent option for any flower bed or planter. These plants come in a wide variety of colours and sizes. They are extremely easy to care for, and if you often forget about watering your flowers daily, these perennials will survive and still provide rich, deep colours.

3. Peony

Peonies are an excellent option if you want to add a lot of texture and colour to your garden. Each year these perennials will bloom more and more, creating a gorgeous garden from one year to the next. However, for these plants to thrive even in drought-like conditions, they must be fully established.

4. Ferns

Ferns are another type of perennial that must be fully established in the ground before they can survive without much water. These plants can add a rich, lush look to any garden area, and can be particularly beneficial for large planters or flower beds. These plants do need shaded conditions, which you’ll want to keep in mind while planting them.

5. Geraniums

These perennial flowers for shade can last for several years and are tolerant of many harsh conditions including droughts. Geraniums are an excellent option if you want to create beautiful hanging baskets, garden boxes, or patio planters due to their vibrant colours, ideal size, and easy maintenance.

If you are curious about other perennials that may be drought-resistant, visit TERRA Greenhouses. Gardening experts are ready to answer your questions and you can browse their wide selection of outdoor perennials.


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