Colorado’s notoriously arid climate doesn’t exactly provide the best weather for us to grow a tropical paradise in our backyards. However, there are plenty of flowering plants that do well without needing a daily soaking, without having to resort to a garden full of cacti.
In fact, the practice of utilizing low-water plants is called xeriscaping, or xerogardening, of which its principles were derived at the Denver Botanic Gardens 25 years ago!
Of course, plants and flowers native to Colorado work best. Some plants are able to thrive in slightly dry, moderately dry or very dry conditions.
For instance, painted daisies and periwinkles are beautiful flowers that can live in somewhat dry weather.
Greenery suitable for moderately dry soil and air include black-eyed Susans and day lilies.
The driest conditions of all are no match for these pretty yet hardy plants, such as evening primrose and prairie coneflowers.
If you like what you see here so far, have Phase One Landscapes plan your xeriscape today!