Why not have a beautiful flower-filled yard that’s low maintenance and drought tolerant?
Watering takes time and if we get restrictions around Atlanta again this summer, here’s 3 beauties that don’t need as much watering:
1) Verbena is an excellent ground cover that spreads rapidly and thrives in high heat and a little water. It comes in many colors and blooms in clusters from spring to fall (year round in warm climates). Full sun and well-drained soil. Verbena grows in both temperate and tropical climates under USDA zone 3 to 11. (Atlanta Metro is USDA ZONE 6-8. See map below)
3) Lantana is a hardy tropical plant grown for its fragrant, colorful flowers. Although it blooms throughout the spring and summer, in warmer areas, it has year round flowers. The Lantana loves heat and drought, a less demanding plant and can be grown in any soil type. Its flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. This plant is also easy to grow in pots. It grows well in USDA zones 7 to 11.