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Drought Tolerant

Category Breakout by Category : Ornamental Plants

Annual- Arroyo Lupine

Reseeds itself easily...

Perennial- Blue Flax

Delicate, showy flowers...

Perennial- Blue-eyed grass

Small, purple flowers...

Perennial- Buckwheat, Santa Cruz Island

Butterflies and birds...

Perennial- Buckwheat, Tall

Small, delicate flowers...

Perennial- California Goldenrod

Showy flowers; stabilizes banks

Perennial- Ceanothus

California lilac...

Perennial- Cleveland Sage

Showy, fragrant...

Perennial- Coral Bells

Good under trees and as groundcover...

Perennial- Damianita Daisy

Fragrant and very drought tolerant

Perennial- Desert Penstemon

Attractive to hummingbirds...

Perennial- Mariola

Good for banks and slopes...

Perennial- Mexican Lobelia

Red and yellow tubular blooms...

Perennial- Penstemon, Showy

Very showy flowers...

Perennial- Sage, Electric Blue

Electric blue flowers...

Perennial- Winter Cassia

Very showy yellow flowers...

Shrub- Chamise, compact

Slow growing evergreen...

Shrub- Chamise, prostrate

Ground cover...

Shrub- Eriogonum giganteum

St Catherine's Lace:- butterflies!

Succulent- Dudleya

Containers or rock gardens...

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