Whether you live in an area that can frequently experience droughts, like California, or you’re trying to conserve water by not giving your plants a good soak so much, it’s never a bad idea to choose foliage that doesn’t require a lot of water to grow and thrive.

The best part?

You don’t need to sacrifice plants that look great and add a lot of personality to your yard in order to find the best ones that don’t need excessive amounts of water.

Below, you’ll find some of the best drought-resistant plants that will keep your landscaping looking pristine and can make a difference in how much water you’re wasting.


You’ve probably heard about the agave plant already, as it’s become a popular natural sweetening solution. But, it’s also a great drought-resistant plant. Agave plants store water for a very long time, and their roots can dig deep beneath the surface of the soil to soak up more groundwater. They aren’t only drought-resistant, but they’re incredibly easy to take care of. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant, look no further!

Blanket Flower

The Blanket Flower, also known as Gaillardia, can add beautiful color to your yard without having to water it daily. These flowers bloom in sunny spots, and only need occasional watering in order to thrive. The best part? They bloom in both summer and fall and can withstand extremely hot and cool temperatures. If you’re new to gardening and want your yard to have a pop of color, these are great ‘starter flowers’ that everyone will enjoy.


Ground cover that doesn’t take a lot of water and is still vibrant and colorful? It’s possible in the form of Verbena. Verbena is available in a variety of different colors and grows well in hot temperatures with little water. It’s a perfect plant for warmer states like California. It can cover a lot of space efficiently, so you can plant a lot of Verbena and use less water, filling in spots with accent plants as you go!


Growing sage in your garden or anywhere on your property has two benefits. First, it’s a drought-resistant herb that looks clean and uniform. Second, it’s popular in hundreds of different recipes! When you grow sage, you’ll love walking by and getting a whiff of its wonderful aroma. Sage should be grown in warm weather when the risk of frost is low. It doesn’t take a lot of water to thrive. In fact, it can easily fall victim to over-watering, so it’s perfect for areas that don’t get much rain.

There are many more plants and flowers that grow beautifully, even in warm climates that experience frequent droughts. You don’t have to live in one of those climates to enjoy the benefits that come with these plants.

Don’t be afraid to try one of these, or any other low-water plants in your yard this year. You’ll love the way they look, and you’ll save on watering costs throughout the season.