Drought Tolerant Plants in California


Your garden can be a lush and flowering paradise without constant daily watering, even in sunny California. Discover just a few of the huge variety of drought-tolerant plants available and save yourself the work and high water bills. When planning your garden, keep in mind the different kinds of plants such as shrubs, grasses and flowers in order to build an eye-catching and sun-loving space.

California Poppy

  • The California state emblem, the California poppy, is a drought-resistant plant. Native to the state, it's used to having little water in the summer months. The yellow, orange or white blooms can last from February until the end of summer. In fact, this plant grows so easily you might find it taking over parts of your garden.

Butterfly Brush


  • Deer Grass creates vase-like shaped growths of evergreen grass that can reach sizes of 4 feet wide.

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