Drought Resistant Plants

Aldetha
Published on August 17th 2018
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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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