La conservazione dell’acqua è in prima linea nelle menti dei giardinieri in molte parti del paese. Fortunatamente, esiste un’ampia varietà di piante resistenti alla siccità che prosperano in condizioni asciutte.

La maggior parte delle piante resistenti alla siccità ha anche radici profonde che si estendono a grandi profondità per raggiungere l’acqua. Per conoscere esattamente la natura di questo tipo di piante,  ecco le  prime 12 nella lista delle piante resistenti alla siccità .

Canna Giglio

Canna lilies are tropical, so they thrive in heat, and though most varieties prefer some moisture, they’re surprisingly drought-tolerant. The plants have brilliant blooms topping lush foliage that reaches up to six feet in height. While the lilies perform best when regularly divided, these showstoppers require little else to flourish.

Coneflower

Coneflower, or echinacea, is an easy-to-grow perennial that bursts with daisy-like flowers during the summer and fall. Petals come in a a wide range of bright colors, including yellow, purple, red, pink, orange, and white. The plant will grow bigger each year, so you’ll have plenty to divide and share.

Rhododendron

Rhododendron tolerates both heat and drought, and it displays large blooms in luminous colors during the summer. Evergreen varieties also exist, in case you’re looking for a plant that can brighten your landscape year-round. Rhododendron prefers shade and acidic soil.

Portulaca 

The portulaca, aka “moss rose,” is able to grow in water scarcity, and even in poor soil. Thanks to its thick juicy succulent leaves, it can survive for a long time while deprived of water. As you can see in the picture, it comes in a great variety of wonderful radiant colors.  On the one hand it is a water-frugal plant, but on the other hand, it requires plenty of warmth to thrive.

Geranium

Geraniums are ideal plants for window boxes and containers. They grow best in a sunny position, but they will need some afternoon shade in very hot summer weather.

When watering Geraniums, be sure to water the base of the plant and keep the leaves dry to avoid fungal diseases. Geraniums aren’t frost tolerant so they’ll need to be moved indoors before the frost arrives.

Lantana

Lantana is an evergreen and hardy tropical shrub native to the Americas and Africa. It is mainly grown for its colorful and fragrant flowers. Lantana flowers are usually very colorful during spring and summer but can also blossom throughout the year in warm areas. The plant does not need much care because it thrives best in dry and hot areas and can grow in any type of soil.

Thus, it is easy to grow the plant at home and even in pots. Plus, the plant usually attracts beautiful insects such as butterflies and hummingbirds, which makes it much more attractive. The lantana berries are edible but only when ripe. The berries can be poisonous if consumed green. The plant can also be used to make furniture because it is resistant to rain and sun damage.

Lavender

This is a perennial flowering herb of the mint family tolerant of heat. It is believed it helps purify the mind and body because it promotes well-being by reducing stress and anxiety. It is also used in the treatment of diseases such as acne, insomnia, nausea, skin irritation and hair loss. Due to its fragrance, it is used in aromatherapy for the treatment of headaches. Lavender oils also treat acne and hair conditions.

Beautyberry

The American beautyberry shrub gives four-season appeal to your yard, with dazzling purple berries (a favorite of birds) as the main attraction in winter. Once established, the beautyberry is drought-tolerant and will attract all manner of small wildlife.

Yarrow

This is a perennial flowering plant native to Europe, scientifically named Achillea millefolium. Yarrow has fern-like decorative foliage – tightly packed attractive flowers. They also require low maintenance because they only grow well in a sunny and well-drained loamy soil. The plant can be a good choice for rock gardens.

Also, it can be used in the making of homemade shampoo. It also has medicinal values such as the treatment of fever, stomach discomfort by promoting detoxification, and toothache when taken orally. In the past, it was used to treat wounded soldiers.

Bougainvillea

The bougainvillea is a ‘crowned champion’ in tolerating dry climates across the world. It seems to be one of the most resistant shrubs that thrive neglected in extreme and intense weather conditions. This colorful plant is quite easy to grow as well.

Coreopsis

Coreopsis, also known as Tickseed, are hardy drought resistant flowers. They can be grown as an annual or perennial and they’re great for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your garden.

Coreopsis flowers can be yellow, white, pink or red and you can get a second bloom if you deadhead the spent flowers.

Vite di tromba

La tromba  è una vite rampicante resistente alla siccità con fiori rosso vivo e arancio. Cresce bene in climi caldi e freddi e può essere piantato in pieno sole o mezz’ombra.

Le rampicanti sono ottime per attirare i colibrì nel tuo giardino e possono essere coltivate su recinzioni, tralicci, pergole o pergolati.