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Drought Tolerant Perennials

Here in the Midwest 2023 has been quite dry! The weather person on our local news said we usually have about 3 inches of rain in May but have only had about half an inch. Yikes! So the irony here is Pinterest predicted “Droughtscape” for 2023. I think it was intended for low maintenance. What they meant is people will be planting drought resistant gardens…how did they know!?!?

The good news is there are drought tolerant perennials and annuals to make a beautiful garden when mother nature isn’t helping with the watering.

Other design predictions for 2023 by Pinterest

  • Mush-room – funky fungi themed rooms for teen bedrooms and more
  • Home Front – back yard BBQ goes to the wayside as homeowners focus on the front
  • Beyond Blue and Pink – the next level gender neutral styling
  • Chance of Showers – gone with the soaker tub and in with the luxury showers
  • Vintage Aesthetic – bringing in older objects into a newly remodeled room

Top Drought Tolerant Perennials

McKana Giant

Vibrant color combinations and visits from pollinators in late spring to early summer from these easy to grow plants. 

Visit HERE for more about McKana Giant.

Blue Fescue

Easy to grow perennial, drought tolerant full sun or full shade. Colorful ornamental grass with silvery blue foliage and pale green flowers that turn buff-colored as they mature.

Visit HERE for more about Blue Frescue.

Cat’s Pajamas

A long blooming perennial that’s perfect in small areas of the landscape. Indigo blue flowers are produced all the way from the soil to the tips, providing an intense splash of color when it’s in bloom. 

Visit HERE for more about Cat’s Pajamas.

Drought Tolerant on Pinterest

Drought Resistant Annuals

Scarlet Flax

If you enjoy a rich, velvety red flower, you might want to consider starting some Scarlet Flax wild flower seed. Scarlet Flax is native to northern Africa and Southern Europe, but it can easily be grown throughout the United States as a hardy annual.

Visit HERE for more about Scarlet Flax.

Zinnia Elegans Merlot

One of the easiest annuals to grow, and attract butterflies to the garden. They thrive in the sun and heat of summer.

Visit HERE for more about Zinnia.

Texas Bluebonnets

They typically grow in climates without winter freeze. Seeds are sown in fall, develop strong roots over the winter, and send up flower spikes of blue-violet topped with white in early spring – usually blooming March to May.

Visit HERE for more about Texas Bluebonnets.

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