When summertime comes, nobody wants to see a garden full of wilted flowering plants that just can’t take the heat. If you want to make sure you still have a thriving garden when the temperatures climb up, check this list of heat- and drought-tolerant plants.
If you want a shock of lavender, purple and magenta flowers, Texas Ranger is the one you’re looking for. These blooms only need a good amount of sunlight with a small amount of water. So if you’re not so big on spending for a sprinkler system, this beauty belongs in your garden.
If you want multicolored flowers in a single bush, lantana is the perfect one for your box. It’s easy to take care of, used to Texan weather and best of all, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Another good thing about these flower clusters is that they help prevent soil erosion during rainy days with their strong grip on the soil. So if you have a sloping landscape, why not consider planting lantana to maintain the natural landscape?
Another plant that easily beats the dry season is plumbago. It’s easy to fall in love with its periwinkle flowers that instantly add cheer with its heavy blooms. It can also serve as a ground cover, thrives both under full sunlight or shade. It blooms in late summer with deep blue flowers followed by the foliage that turns burgundy red in fall.
It is one of the most spectacular native grasses for its big size, thin evergreen leaves and bright pink flower plumes that cover the grass in late summer. A native of Texas, this drought-resistant plant can cruise through the hottest months and requires little water to boot.
Whether you plan to plant this in full sunlight or shade, it can thrive anywhere. It can however, cover a lot of ground so be sure you have extra space for this plant to grow. Evergreen and drought-tolerant, this perennial plant will look good in anybody’s yard.