Drought resistant flowering and non flowering plants

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I live in a high mountain valley desert where we are in drought conditions more often than not. I would like to do my yard in perennials. I work crazy long hours in the Summer;so would like low maintenance plants.

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  • Patricia Howard Patricia Howard on Apr 08, 2018
    Try Lantana, it is low maintenance, very hardy, also Black foot daisy, Mexican bush sage

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 08, 2018
    Deerweed, salvia and verbena seem to be the most frequently mentioned plants online. Those would give a variety of color and flowers. There was also a flower like rustic brown-eyed Susans. ☺️

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 08, 2018
    Call into your nearest Garden or Plant centre and ask for advice there, they will understand you conditions and be able to advise you.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Apr 08, 2018
    Take some photos to your local nursery and ask them to show you plants that would be suitable. They only stock plants guaranteed to thrive in your region. Also, take a walk or drive around your neighborhood and see what is growing in your neighbor's yards and buy those plants.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Apr 08, 2018
    As to the desert garden landscaping suggestions I would suggest a personal consultation with your planting zone and soil in mind. A great resource that I have used and highly recommend .....is your local Cooperative extension. These offices are manned by a wonderful team of master gardeners that know your local situation quite well. There's also email ( submit a photo) Q&A resources that have helped my concerns and questions many times. Consider googling up your local extensions office.

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