Do you LOVE the look of other people gardens BUT don't waste your time planting anything anymore because you either forget or don't have time to water them? Well your in luck, here are a few FAVORITE flowering plants that you'll barely need to water.

Coneflower (Echinacea) is one of my FAVS, its known for its large purple flowers, this plant is native to central and eastern United States. It is often used as a holistic measure to treat common colds and other illnesses. “These plants are a colorful summer accent,” says Lambton. “They tolerate sun and dry soil well, although they should receive light watering in the summer months if there is less than one inch of rain per week.”

Lantana, my other personal FAV, is a genus of about 150 species that are native to tropical areas of South America and Africa. Luckily, these hearty plants can also grow in the United States, especially in the southeastern coast. “They are available in a wide variety of colors, and they often change hues during their bloom cycle, which results in multi-colored flowers,” says Lambton. When you first plant lantana, you’ll want to water the plant more often, but as it grows it will only need to be watered once a week.

Stonecrop (Sedum)The fleshy leaves on this plant help it retain water in dry conditions. “It comes in all shapes and sizes,” says Dailey. “Some are upright, while others creep low to the ground, but all have attractive blooms of hot pink, lime green, and other vibrant colors.” They thrive in soil that can drain well.

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) “These plants yield beautiful clusters of bright orange flowers that attract butterflies, especially Monarchs,” says garden expert Christy Dailey of christygardens. This perennial prefers well-drained sandy soils, requires very little water, and blooms from May to September.

Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina) This flowering perennial herb has a unique fuzzy texture. “It does well in partial-to-full sun,” says Lambton. “It doesn’t love hot and humid, so it’s a great choice for dry climates.” In colder climates, it will appear “dead” in the winter, but will come back to life in the spring. A word of caution from Lambton: This herb spreads as it grows, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding on where to plant it.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) “This plant flowers most actively in May and June, so use it in your garden as a seasonal color accent since they come in different colors like pink, purple, and yellow,” says Chris Lambton, professional landscaper and host of DIY Network’s Yard Crashers. “Place it near plants that flower earlier in the spring, such as tulips, or ones that flower later in the summer, like Black-eyed Susans.” It thrives in hot conditions and can also be grown in high elevations.

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