Drought-Tolerant Plants

Drought-Tolerant Plants

Beat the heat with our Drought-Tolerant Plants—a must have for your Summer garden!

Welcome, July! As summer’s scorching weather settles in, it’s time to embrace the resilience and beauty of drought-tolerant plants.

These remarkable botanical wonders have adapted to survive in hot, dry climates, making them perfect options for your garden during the summertime months. They add gorgeous colour, texture and height to your outdoor space, while simultaneously conserving water and being an eco-friendly choice.

Explore some of our favourite drought-tolerant plant options below:

Annual Plants
Annual plants are perfect for adding vibrant colour and style to your garden for a single season. 

  • Portulaca

  • Salvia

  • Celosia

  • Sunflowers

Perennial Plants

Perennial plants offer long-lasting beauty and should return year after year with minimal maintenance.

  • Calamagrostis Grasses (ex. Karl Forester)

  • Russian Sage

  • Coreopsis

  • Euphorbia

  • Sedums

  • Lavender

  • Echinacea

  • Yarrow

Tree and Shrub Plants

Trees and shrubs play a vital role in providing shade, structure, and visual interest to your garden. Incorporating drought-tolerant varieties ensures that your landscape remains eye-catching even during water-restricted periods.

  • Junipers

  • Lilacs

  • Butterfly Bush*

Drought-tolerant plants not only offer respite from the long, sun-soaked summer days but also add stunning beauty and richness to your garden. By incorporating a mix of annuals, perennials, and nursery favourites, you can create a vibrant oasis that thrives effortlessly in dry conditions.

Embrace the heat this summer with GARDENWORKS.


* GARDENWORKS carries Buddleia ‘Miss Molly’ and Buddleia ‘Miss Ruby’. Both these varieties display sterile flowers that do not produce seeds, so are not invasive.

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