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water wise plants

We wrote in an earlier post about making better choices when it comes to eco-friendly lawn and garden care. One of the tips we mentioned was about choosing plants that need less watering. Often, the tropical plants that people choose are not suited for non-tropical locations, so they need a lot of extra water to flourish. This is why we suggest filling your garden with plants called “water-wise” plants.

Here is a list of shrubs and perennials that need much less water and are therefore much more appropriate for cooler climates.

Water-Wise Plants

Fendler’s Sundrops
Goldeneye
Prairie Zinnia
Yarrow
Thrift
Chocolate Flower
Jupiter’s Beard
Gregg’s Mist Flower
Coreopsis
Red Yucca
Angelita Daisy
Mexican Evening Primrose
Tufted Evening Primrose

Penstemon
Jerusalem Sage
New Zealand Flax
Paper Flower
Mexican Bush Sage
Stonecrop
Hens and Chicks
Thyme
Sandpaper Verbena
Vinca or Periwinkle
Bear Grass
Hyssop
Basket of Gold
Butterfly Weed
Desert Marigold
Frosty Curls Sedge
Fox Red Curly Seds
Bronco Sedge
Blue Sedge
Orange Sedge
Wallflower
California Poppy
Blanketflower
Gaura
Sunrose
Lantana
Lavender
Statice
German Statice
Blue Flax
Lithodora
Catmint
Goldenrod
Lamb’s Ears
Low Germander
Texas Ranger Sage
Yellow Bird of Paradise
Fairy Duster
True Mountain Mahogany
Desert Willow
Cotoneaster
Turpentine Bush
Rabbit Bush
New Mexican Privet
Broom
Russian Sage
Sumac
Currant
Silver Buffaloberry
Snowberry & Coralberry
Nuevo Leon Rosewood
Brittle Bush
Desert Honeysuckle
Siberian Peashrub
Peashrub
Caryopteris
Christmas Rose
Crape Myrtle
Potentilla
Western Sandcherry
Mugho Pine
Agave
Manzanita
Sage
Fourwing Saltbush
Thompson Broom
Curl Leaf Mountain Mahogany
Damiantia
Cotoneaster
Cliff Rose
Warminster Broom
Desert Spoon
Juniper
Winter Fat
Creeping Mahonia
Antelope Brush
Buckthorn, Italian
Buckthorn, Common
Sumac, Evergreen
Rosemary
Autumn Sage
Lavender Cotton
Lavender Cotton
Spanish Broom
Yucca
Scotch Broom
Apache Plume
Leucothoe
Siberian Cypress
Pyracantha
Sage
Bush Germander

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