Drought Tolerant Plants For North Valley

This list is meant to assist you in choosing the right plants for a water-wise landscape and garden. Many of plants listed below have flowers that will attract bees, beneficial insects, and hummingbirds to your yard. Take note that this is not a complete list of all drought tolerant plants, but a comprehensive list of drought-tolerant (once established) plants that do well in our area.

Drought Tolerant Perennials for the Sun

Achillea (Yarrow)

Achillea 'Moonshine'

Achillea ‘Moonshine’

Agastache (Anise Hyssop)

Allium spp.

Armeria (Common Thrift)

Coreopsis (Tickseed)

Dianella spp.

Echinacea (Coneflower)

Echinacea

Echinacea

Euphorbia spp.

Gaura

Nepeta (Catmint)

Lavandula (Lavender)

Leonitus (Lions Tail)

Penstemon (Beardtongue)

Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Salvia (Perennial Salvia)

Salvia 'Courtney's Coral'

Salvia ‘Courtney’s Coral’

Santolina

Sedum (Stonecrop)

Thymus (Thyme)

Verbena

Drought Tolerant Perennials for Shade

Acanthus mollis

Ajuga (Bugleweed)

Asarum (Wild Ginger)

Bergenia

Helleborus (LentonRose)

Geranium sanguineum (Cranesbill Geranium)

Liriope (Lily-Turf)

Heuchera (Coral Bells)

Ophiopogon (Mondo Grass)

Sarcococca (Sweet Box)

Drought Tolerant Tree/Shrub

Acacia spp.

Arbutus spp. (Madrone)

Arctostaphylos spp. (Manzanita)

Buddleja (Butterfly Bush)

Buddleja

Buddleja

Ceanothus

Cercidium spp. (Palo Verde)

Chilopsis spp.

Chilopsis

Chilopsis

Cistus (Rockrose)

Cotinus (Smoke Tree)

Grevillea spp.

Lagerstroemia (Crape Myrtle)

Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia

Mahonia (Oregon Grape)

Nandina (Heavenly Bamboo)

Phlomis spp. (Jerusalem Sage)

Rosmarinus (Rosemary)

Annuals for a lot of Color with little water

Zinnia

Lantana

Verbena

Marigold

Cosmos

Osteospurmum

Portuluca

Sunflowers