Drought-tolerant plants for the garden: Choose the most beautiful varieties

Not every plant is able to fully develop and grow without enough moisture. Her lack of it can react in different ways: alone inhibited growth, while others lose turgor of leaves, others and did wither

. But what if in the hot dry weather is often not possible to water the flower bed? In this case, an excellent solution to the problem would be the selection of the design for the flower garden of drought-resistant plants that even with insufficient moisture does not lose its appeal, pleasing surrounding lush flowering and a marvelous aroma.

When making beds of drought-resistant plants can adhere to standard planting schemes in which the foreground is filled with low-growing flowers, and in the background in the background Tall handsome planted.

When you create a flower garden, which will decorate the site more than one year, you must take into account a number of points:

Place everything.

Drought-tolerant flowers feel comfortable on depleted soils. But they can not tolerate waterlogged soils where there is not enough moisture outflow. In flooded soils, they simply rot and die. Reliable soil drainage - a prerequisite in the regeneration of the flower beds

. When broken down beds without significance is also the factor of the illumination area, because some drought-resistant flowers like sunny areas and others - shadow space

. The combination of plants.

In the selection of songs is important to consider the conditions for the cultivation of a particular type. Plants have different needs for moisture, may feel uncomfortable in close proximity. And with such a combination of plants from the grower may have difficulty with irrigation.

Creating the conditions for growth.

For the arrangement of a reliable drainage in the soil need to make a sufficient amount of gravel and sand. Watering is preferably carried out only in the morning, thus reducing the loss of water during the day.

Plants should be planted at a sufficient distance from each other, leaving room for free proliferation of the aerial part.

Since most of the drought-tolerant plants in nature grow on depleted soils and soils that lack of vitamins in the preparation of a flower bed is better to limit the amount of organic fertilizer.

The notion that drought-tolerant plants look unattractive on a background of the Sun-and moisture-loving fellow is wrong. Among the drought-tolerant plant species can be found a lot of bright and showy ornamental flowers. Flowering perennials drought unpretentious in nature and can grow even on depleted soils.

Many growers like to drought-resistant plants not only for their simplicity and beauty. Around the beds of these plants always hovering pleasant scent that attracts insects, pollinating flowers.

But even among the variety of beautiful drought-tolerant plants can be distinguished the obvious favorites, who are able, even with insufficient care to please the unique lush flowering throughout the season.

Varieties of flowers to dry garden

Undemanding to care Plants can feel comfortable both on sunny and lightly shaded areas. Periwinkle, Artemisia, euphorbia, arabis, sedum and yarrow grow well among stones. They are indispensable in the design of the dry slopes, as well as everything for rockeries and rock.

Loved by many growers as irises are not very demanding in care. Most of them bloom in spring for 3-5 weeks, but some varieties bloom again with the onset of autumn.

To make dry areas perfectly and echinacea. A native of warm countries are interested in bright pink buds, yellow, purple and violet shades.

The original texture of the garden helps to give the Byzantine Stachys. The plant, called popularly as "lamb's ears" is interesting because of the silvery foliage has a velvety structure.

Crocosmia - unusually beautiful plant, numbering about 50 species, is a South African origin. The fragrance of its flowers is somewhat reminiscent of saffron widely used in cooking. Great look is drought-resistant plant in open beds.

Among the tall drought-tolerant beauties can be isolated mallow, miscanthus, a decorative bow. Reaching a height of two meters, they are able to create a fancy screen, which will play a bright decoration of the site throughout the season until the first frost.

These showy plants are ideal for malouhodnogo garden. Suffice it to sow the seeds in the ground at a distance of 50 cm from each other in the fertile and well-drained soil - and after a year or two, you get the opportunity to enjoy spectacular flowering mallow from June until late autumn


Allium, or ornamental onions deserves special attention. Disposing the spring flowering arrows height of 80-170 cm (depending on variety), he dresses up in globular inflorescence stunning beauty. In addition to the aesthetic appeal due to the specific "onion" smell Allium able to protect from harmful insects, not only themselves, but neighbors on a bed.

Drought-resistant grasses

When making a flower garden a special place should be allocated drought-resistant grasses. The most attractive among them are: blue-gray fescue, canary and elimus


Effectively look these "bumps" on the background of water bodies, in rocky gardens. It is best to grow fescue blue-gray to sunny areas with fertile well drained substratum.

It is attractive for its spiky blue-blue-gray leaves and ornamental grass elimus.

Ornamental trees and shrubs

Beautiful barberry shrub is the clear favorite because of its unpretentiousness and drought. Its stems are covered with thorns that grow up to 1 meter, decorated with fancy yellow, pink and brown and bright red leaves.

Branched barberry shrubs love the sun but can grow in slightly shaded areas. Some varieties of barberry in autumn delight and edible bright red fruits.

Euonymus - bright and extremely beautiful shrub attractive beautiful openwork foliage and small elegant foliage. Pinkish fruits, stems studded with euonymus, as disclosed maturation, and of them look out the bright red-orange seeds. Great show! But it is worth remembering that the ripe fruit, as well as all parts of the plant are poisonous.

No less distinguished and decorative shrub sucker silver. The most comfortable he feels very depleted soils, enriching and enhancing them with nitrogen. In place of flowers later fastened fruits that grow in the autumn yellow berries with sweetish astringent pulp.

Juniper - absolutely undemanding to care and exceptionally beautiful forest guest long accustomed to the suburban areas


Amazingly beautiful forest dweller, enduring adverse conditions, his persona is able to transform any space on the site. He will complement the spectacular rocky garden, tiered flower bed, mixborders, edging the garden path.

Drought-tolerant plants - are ideal for the decoration of the garden and flower garden. They are well acclimatized and are worthy ornament of the site.


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