A lot of us can’t help going away for long periods during warmer weather and having to leave our gardens without the regular watering or sprinkling they so desire. However, it’s possible plant for the problem and there are a number of great plants that can survive with little or no water and still look fine. These plants generally originate in the Mediterranean area, South America and often South Africa too. The one’s we’re going to suggest are quite versatile and can be grown in most temperate climates with warm summers as they are both hardy and drought resistant. So, let’s take a look at five of the best drought resistant plants for your garden.
The dahlia is a fantastic plant and there are a number of variants that really are fantastic if you live in warmer areas. The ‘Hillcrest Royal’, the red ‘Bishop of Llandaff and the darker’ Arabian Night’ are all fantastic plants and can be even left in the soil for the winters. The only real issue with these flowers are slugs, who tend to truly have a soft spot for these flowers – particularly the chocolate leaved versions.