Monday, 27 August 2018

10 Perennial Plants that Endure Sun and Drought

Whatever your climate zone, you will surely have a hundred perennial plants to choose from resistant to heat, sun and drought. In some places closer to the Earth's equator, where this type of climate is the order of the day every day of the year, plants are more accustomed to this constant heat.

But in other places, where climate changes are more radical and winters are much colder, not all perennials endure these droughts and the summer sun. The good news is that there are some species that not only survive, but also thrive when the sun comes even in these areas with radical climates.

1) Sedum

Sedum is called a genus of plants that possibly contains more than 600 species. The variety of shapes and colors is enormous. These plants can withstand sun and drought because their leaves are succulent, so they store both water and food in their leaves.

sedum garden landscaping

They are also known as rock plants, since many species can survive in dry places and rocky areas. This is very convenient for creating dry gardens and planting in places where it is difficult to grow common ornamental plants.

2) Echinancea

Most people know echinacea for its pharmaceutical properties, either to counteract the effects of the common cold or many other diseases. However, this is a plant that produces very beautiful flowers and serves to decorate and cultivate in many types of gardens.


The echineacea plant is a family of daisies and can stand the sun and droughts well. Its flowers are usually purple and even grow wild in some meadows.

3) Verbena

There are hundreds of species among the festivals, although only a handful of these are cultivated for ornamental purposes. Its flowers come out in small twigs and are usually very colorful and fragrant. They are plants that grow at a moderate height and can withstand the sun and lack of water in the ground. Its flowers can be red, pink and even purple.


4) Rosemary 

The rosemary plant is a perennial and very fragrant. It is very used to flavor dishes, however it is also very good to decorate in the garden. Planted in the right place and under good sun, this plant produces small flowers of pink, violet, white or blue. In very cold climates it is better to keep them in pots to enter the house when the winter frosts begin.

5) Lavenders

Lavender produces one of the most aromatic and beautiful flowers on the planet. Not only is it ideal for planting and giving color to the garden, but it is also an easy plant to grow and that holds good sun and drought. Also enjoy well-drained soils, so do not accumulate excess water. It is also favored by lands saturated with mature organic matter or compost.


6) Sage

The sage has flowers somewhat similar to those of the wash, since they are born of long spikes. There are many species of sage, all very aromatic and colorful. The flowers of this plant bind all kinds of pollinators, from hummingbirds to butterflies and bees. They grow better under the summer sun and grow quite fast.

7) Land Cover 

There is a group of plants that are known as covers ground or "ground-covers" in English. These plants have succulent leaves where they can store water and nutrients. This is why they are good for rugged, rocky and difficult to grow places. The plants cover terrains have leaves with different textures and colors. Combine them to create incredible effects in the garden.

8) Vinca

In many places they are called beach flowers, since they survive well in saline, sunny terrain and resist droughts well. This plant produces flowers of many colors and the flower is very similar to those of the impatient. In English they are known as "periwinkle". In tropical areas vincas always go in bloom. They prefer well-drained soils with mature organic compost.

9) Ajuga

The plant called ajuga is part of the land cover, since some of its varieties form a kind of carpet very colorful on the ground. These are usually kept at a moderate height that does not exceed twelve inches. These plants are also used to control soil erosion due to their strong root system.

10) Bush of the Butterflies

If you want to attract butterflies and other beneficial species to your garden, plant the butterfly bush. This plant produces spectacular flowers of purple, white pink, yellow or red. It usually flowers between spring and summer, although in tropical areas it usually flowers all year round. The plant can reach a height between six and eight feet, so pruning is essential after it finishes blooming.

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