8 Xeriscape Plants for the Water-Wise Garden

Lavender (Lavandula spp.)

Lavender is not only drought-tolerant but also adds a lovely fragrance to the garden. It thrives in well-drained soil and full sun.

Sage (Salvia spp.)

With its aromatic foliage and colorful flowers, sage is an excellent choice for xeriscapes. It's drought-tolerant once established and attracts pollinators to the garden.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Yarrow is a hardy perennial with fern-like foliage and flat-topped flower clusters. It comes in various colors and is well-suited to dry conditions.

Sedum (Sedum spp.)

Sedums, also known as stonecrops, are succulent plants that store water in their fleshy leaves. They come in many shapes and sizes, adding texture and interest to the garden.

Agave (Agave spp.)

Agaves are striking succulents with architectural forms and low water needs. They're perfect for adding a dramatic focal point to xeriscape gardens.

Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian sage is a woody perennial with aromatic silvery foliage and tall spikes of lavender-blue flowers. It's drought-tolerant and deer-resistant, making it a low-maintenance choice for xeriscapes.

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia spp.)

Blanket flower is a hardy perennial with daisy-like flowers that bloom throughout the summer. It's tolerant of poor soil and dry conditions, making it a great choice for water.