A attractive garden in dry conditions requires water-efficient plants. Desert-adapted plants may survive with little water. Some appealing, water-efficient options:
The fragrant herb thrives in arid areas. Once grown, lavender is drought-tolerant and pollinator-friendly.
Succulent sedums store water in their leaves. Their cultivars, including 'Autumn Joy,' are great for rock gardens and pots.
Agave succulents form stunning rosettes. They need little water and thrive in desert climates. Agave types vary in size and color.
Hardy yuccas resist drought. Spiky, architectural forms make them ideal for xeriscaping and desert landscaping.
A woody perennial with lavender-blue blooms and silvery-gray foliage, Russian sage is aromatic. It attracts bees and butterflies and tolerates dryness.
Heat- and drought-resistant lantana has clusters of bright flowers. It thrives in hot, dry climates and attracts pollinators.
Grouping plants with similar water needs and providing well-draining soil are essential for arid climate gardening. A mulch covering surrounding plants helps maintain soil moisture.