Plants Require No Water For Your Garden
Plants needs water. But drought-resistant varieties need only dainty sips once they’re established, making them perfect for low-rainfall areas and low-energy gardeners. There are several different varieties of plants are less water or even no water need, or fit in areas that have long dry seasons. As you would expect, cactus are high on the list of plants that survive well when there is little water available. Not all cacti require the same amount of water, but they generally have low or very low water needs. The saguaro, Carnegiea gigantean, grows to 20 feet high and produces showy, white flowers in late spring, yet it needs very little water for survival. It has a columnar shape with branchings of smaller arms and bears long spines. Another type, the golden barrel cactus, or Echinocactus grusonii, is globe-shaped with long spines. Then, California lilac. This beautiful shrub flowers in late winter/early spring, emits a lovely fragrance, and shows flowers that run from white to purple. The “Concha” variety is prized for its deep blue blossoms. California lilacs grow best on dry, sloping land or in front of any structure that protects them from wind. They also prefer well-drained soil, and they don’t do well in clay.
Another plants that require less or no water is Dusty miller plants. This low-growing perennial is known for its silver-gray foliage, looks good as a ground cover, and thrives in containers stuffed with annuals. It hates standing around with wet roots, so plant it in soil that drains well.