Drought Resistant Plants

Published on August 17th 2018
With this summer being predicted to last into late autumn you may be looking at your garden and thinking it might be time to invest in some plants that are a little more drought resistant.

What makes some plants more tolerant to drought conditions?

  • Waxy leaves mean that they do not transpirate water so quickly.
  • Silver foliage plants have adapted for bright light.
  • Deep-rooted to collect additional water.
Some plants have leaf, stem and root structures that promote or have low rates of "evapotranspiration", which is the movement of water through a plant.

Here are a few of the best drought-tolerant plants for UK gardens

If you are growing any other plants that have performed well during this heat wave do let us know. Happy Gardening!

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