Yarrow  Not only does yarrow tolerate heat and drought like a champion, but this easy-growing perennial is also a great cut flower -- and deer, rabbits, and most other pests won't touch it. It comes in a number of varieties with blooms in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, and white.  Name: Achillea varieties  Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil  Size: To 4 feet tall  Zones: 3-9

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Yarrow Not only does yarrow tolerate heat and drought like a champion, but this easy-growing perennial is also a great cut flower -- and deer, rabbits, and most other pests won't touch it. It comes in a number of varieties with blooms in shades of yellow, orange, red, pink, and white. Name: Achillea varieties Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 4 feet tall Zones: 3-9

Alternatives to grass that are drought-resistant and sturdy as grass * Rupture wort * Creeping wire vine

Ground Covers – Walkable and Worthy Alternatives to Grass

Alternatives to grass that are drought-resistant and sturdy as grass * Rupture wort * Creeping wire vine

Hey, California, You Can Still Have a Lawn! Here are 5 Water Wise Alternatives

Hey, California, you can still have a lawn! Here are five water-wise alternatives

Grasses (mexican feather) mixed with lavendar and rosemary for low-water landscaping

7 smart ideas for a low-water yard

Silver Carpet - Dymondia Margaretae. Stepable groundcover. Drought resistant. Not plastic, not gravel, not painted. Not phony. YES!

12 water-wise groundcovers

Silver Carpet - Dymondia Margaretae. Stepable groundcover. Drought resistant. Not plastic, not gravel, not painted. Not phony. YES!

Deer Grass – Deer Grass is dependable and fast growing. This ornamental grass is the perfect softening contrast to harsh cacti and boulders in your landscape. It thrives in full sun and harsh hot temperatures of Phoenix Arizona. It generally grows to a size of 4’ x 4’ and requires little watering. In the fall, Deer Grass produces tall slender flower spikes which create a stunning contrast to dense foliage.

Deer Grass – Deer Grass is dependable and fast growing. This ornamental grass is the perfect softening contrast to harsh cacti and boulders in your landscape. It thrives in full sun and harsh hot temperatures of Phoenix Arizona. It generally grows to a size of 4’ x 4’ and requires little watering. In the fall, Deer Grass produces tall slender flower spikes which create a stunning contrast to dense foliage.

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