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Every garden has its challenges, whether it’s pest control, soil issues, or a lack of sun. But for many gardeners in the South and Southwest United States, the challenge is drought. After all, adequate water is one of the main things plants need to live long and healthy lives. However, while some plants wilt after a day without water, others thrive in dry conditions.
Ahead, we’ve found the best drought-resistant plants that can go a while without a drink. From beautiful flowers like lavender and creeping phlox to climbing vines like bougainvillea, these tough, low-maintenance plants will make a statement in your garden. They may look delicate, but boy, are they hardy. (Of course, you’ll also want to make sure your new plants work in your USDA Hardiness Zone.) Want to get your flowers quickly? Order them from one of the best places to buy plants online.
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Butterflies love these long-lasting, in-your-face flowers, which bloom from early summer until first frost. In addition to being drought resistant and deer resistant, these hardy perennials are also extremely low-maintenance, which makes them perfect for beginner gardeners.