Drought Tolerant Plants
Species of plants, shrubs and vines which generally do not require additional watering in order to thrive in their native habitats. Landscapes with drought tolerant plants usually require little or no watering.

Some drought tolerant plants for Atlanta’s climate were featured in an AJC article. Here are some of the featured plants:

  • Salvia microphylla ‘Red Velvet’ – summer bloomer
  • Aspidistra elatior, or cast iron plant
  • Variegated Solomon’s Seal
  • Epimediums like dry shade and will even grow under a tree
  • Yarrow is low maintenance
  • Verbena is tolerant of drought and suitable for growing in hot, desert climates. Grow verbena in fertile, well-drained soil that is moist- to -dry, in a sunny location.
  • Yucca – great for sunny spots
  • Rudbeckia hirta, also known as Black-eyed Susan – also attracts butterflies
  • Purple Echinacea purpurea (coneflower)
  • Lantana
  • Petunias and salvia are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Zinnia