Many plants grown in the home landscape require consistent moisture throughout the growing season. However, there are a few annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees that perform well in dry weather or dry soil conditions.
All of these drought-tolerant plants will require water initially to establish a good root system. Once established, however, they require little watering and will make it through the driest of years with little damage.
Below is information about the many drought-tolerant plants that would grow well in an Iowa garden.
Plants for Dry Soil Conditions
- Drought-Tolerant Annuals
- Perennials Tolerant of Dry Conditions
- Drought Tolerant Annuals and Perennials (publication)
Learn more about landscape plants that tolerate other difficult locations in the garden in this article: Landscape Plants for Difficult Sites.