10 No Fail Perennials for Low Water Gardens

10 No Fail Perennials for Low Water Gardens

Perennials that do not require irrigation

Sometimes it happens that the owners of the suburban area is not possible to regularly moisten the soil under the colors of the lack of water, or by some other reasons. In this case, for the garden decoration is unpretentious use drought-resistant species of perennials. It may be, for example, such flowers as: youth. In people, it is also called «rock rose» and «hare cabbage.» Watering completely rejuvenated requires can grow even in places where the soil layer is less than 1 cm, transfers temperatures down to -40 and heat to +45 degrees. In high-grade «roses» succulent leaves can have different colors. Periwinkle. Watering groundcover is needed only immediately after landing. Subsequently, without a care periwinkle «running wild» and forms a dense low «carpet». At the same time almost does not lose its decorative qualities. Styloid phlox. Also, groundcover, require little or no watering. Good feeling on the poorest soils and very beautiful flowers. It may also include undemanding perennials such as chrysanthemum garden, all sorts of yarrow, cornflower, stonecrops and so on. D. In the periodic watering these plants are, of course, need. However, moisten the soil under them is necessary not too chasto






Russian Sage (Perovskia)

Perovskite is not by chance is known worldwide as the «Russian sage» (Russian sage). Outside of this beauty and truth, and recalls sage, and wormwood, and the plant itself can be put on a par with the best sinetsvetnymi perennials.

Perovskite, or Russian Sage — herbaceous perennial, which are equally attractive and curtain-bushes, and flowering. Although increasingly appreciate this plant is of a long and colorful blooms. At the height of the bushes up to 60 cm, sometimes 1 m. Stems numerous, thin and straight, tough, stable. Leaves narrowly lanceolate Perovsky or dissected, always elongated, dark muted color.



Wormwood (Artemisia)

Decorative wormwood and so remarkable that does not require special care. It can be absolutely easy to grow in both the open burning sun, and in those areas where the earth freezes much. The soil prefers light, well-permeable water, preferably neutral. In the heavy waterlogged ground wormwood not take root, it will rot the roots.

Shrub drought-resistant, so do not require frequent watering. If the summer was very dry, it is possible to moisten the soil. To bush is well developed, it can be in the spring to fertilize the earth compost.



Beardtongue (Penstemon)



Yarrow (Achillea)

More undemanding plant need to look! Yarrow is common in almost all CIS countries, except for the northern regions of Siberia and the Far East, the desert and semi-desert areas of Central Asia, Kazakhstan and the Lower Volga region. Perfectly it survives on almost any soil, shadow-but shows all its beauty and diversity, of course, on well-drained soil with a maximum coverage.

Yarrow belongs to the family Asteraceae, and all members of the family are very sensitive to light.

His sensitive basket closed and opened, depending on the light intensity. This is a wonderful property and was used by the famous botanist Karl Linnaeus when creating the famous sundial. Watches were only a flower bed, broken into sectors. And on sunny days, every hour opened its corolla only one kind! The error of not more than half an hour. The guests were ecstatic!

Yarrows live longer when grown in poor soils. Very resistant to drought. Even after a long period of drought milfoil usually recover.



Ornamental Grass



Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

Butterfly — very decorative shrub with slender shoots, loved by many growers and landscapers. Especially appreciated for its abundant flowering, which begins in late July and lasts up to the frost, when many plants are not pleasing to the eye.

Buddleyu often called «autumn lilac» for their resemblance during flowering. Small flowers clustered in dense spicate panicle or brush up to 25-30 cm Their color is very different:. Lilac, purple, white or yellow. On the strong smell of honey to fly a lot of insects, which is why the bush was another nickname — «a magnet for butterflies.» The Latin name of the plant comes from the name of Adam Buddlya — English botanist who lived at the turn of XVII-XVIII centuries.



Wand Flower (Gaura)



Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)

Echinacea — the best autumn decoration mixborders. In conjunction with the rudbeckia, phlox, perennial asters, Monarda, it will create a unique bright composition. It can be planted in separate groups, in conjunction with undersized perennials, ornamental shrubs near.

Echinacea can be used for cut flowers, flowers, a long standing in the water. A dried stalks with brown knobs look great in winter bouquets.

Gorgeous vibrant flowers, long flowering, undemanding to care, healing and quality of honey make echinacea very welcome guest in our garden.




Stonecrop (Sedum)

Stonecrop place to choose a bright sun, you can use it on a stony and rocky area. The thick fleshy leaves stonecrop «tan» are reddish at the edges. In the shadow of the beauty stonecrop blёknet, stalks stretch, leaves become scarce. There are shade-tolerant varieties, but they are few.

When creating a fascinating landscape of stonecrop, as in the photo, planting and care is not particularly difficult. However, he does not like stagnant water plant, the winter dry stalks of cut and even the harbor in cold regions. Spring dried up twigs are removed or replaced with new plants.



Coreopsis (Verticillata)

Location: perennial coreopsis prefer open sunny places, Coreopsis verticillata tolerate some shade. Cold hardiness. In the northern part of Ukraine require a lightweight shelter.
Lighting: light-requiring, better development of reaching in open, well-lit areas. Some species tolerate a little shade and grow well under the canopy of drafty crowns.