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5 Flowering Garden Plants That Scoff at Drought

5. Zinnia

There are lots of cultivars available for the garden, ranging in color, height and flower size. For my money, there is no other annual that is able to withstand the heat and drought and still produce beautiful blooms.

What plants endured in your garden this year despite the dry weather? Did the drought make you consider replacing your lawn?

Check out our slideshow on summer-blooming bulbs you can plant this fall, plus 10 Gardens Prettier Than a Lawn for some lawn-to-garden transformations, and tips for a drought-tolerant veggie garden.

 

 

Related:
5 Tips For a Water-Saving Veggie Garden
4 Simple Ways To Help Hummingbirds
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11:24AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Good to know,thanks for sharing

8:39AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

Good info, thanks, sharing.

7:49AM PST on Dec 7, 2012

The TickleMe Plant does flower but kids are growing these at home because the TickleMe Plant is more like a pet then a plant! The leaves fold and the branches droop when you Tickle It!
See video..if you need a fun gift
http://www.ticklemeplant.com

8:57AM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

we have two of these here at our house. pretty. thanks

7:26PM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Thanks for this handy list!

12:17PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Thank You for these Lovely flowers that I will remember to plant next year, as I have cut down on watering...I was surprised about nicotinia. Now going to read about the 15 drought resistant prennials!

8:14PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

Gonna need these.

8:06PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

I will have to try the celosia--interesting looking flowers. I would add butterfly bush--ours has done really well this summer though the flowers are smaller than usual, but we have lots of bees and butterflies which is good! And they flower for months and smell wonderful!

11:02AM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

thank you! I am always looking for pretty flowering plants that will hold up in the warmer temps

2:30AM PDT on Sep 25, 2012

thanks

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