As we welcome the much needed moisture we gain from spring snow and rain storms it’s easy for us to forget that we live in an semi-arid climate. Prone to drought, dry, hot summers and very little moisture. It’s important to take these factors into consideration when planning changes to your garden or landscaping. That’s why today we’re going to share with you 5 Drought Proof Plants that are perfect for Colorado.
Yarrow – a native to the Rocky Mountains this perennial blooms with spectacular color varying from red, yellow and white. It’s fernlike leaves give it a full and dense figure that will spread out. The yarrow is a great addition for anyone looking to cut down on water usage.
Panchito Manzanita – this perennial is known for it’s evergreen characteristics since it keeps its dark green leaves throughout the year. Panchito Manzanita is a low laying shrub that gets tiny pink flowers in the spring and after that it grows small red berries.
Mexican Feather Grass – if you’re looking to add some height to your landscape this is the plant for you! This tall graceful stalk grows soft hairlike tufts in the spring that eventually transition into a rich gold color.
Blue Avena Grass – another perfect candidate if you’re looking to add some height to your landscape. This grass grows tall with striking blue-green leaves and it’s tall fan like foliage blue avena grass may be just what you need to add some drama to yard.
Penstemon – another Rocky Mountain native this perennial is a great choice for a Colorado garden. Known for their wide variety of color as well as their tendency to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.
Looking for Drought Proof Plants & Ways to Conserve Water? Call Paradise Ponds & Landscaping!
Whether you decide you want to add texture or height to your landscaping or if you need help designing the perfect scene give us a call at Paradise Ponds and Landscaping – your landscaping experts we understand how important it is to have your yard landscaped with plants that will not only look nice but will thrive in Colorado.