What are some good drought tolerant annuals?


What are some good drought tolerant annuals?


Many annual flowers perform best when they have a consistent supply of moisture throughout the growing season.  However, some annuals are tolerant of dry conditions.  After they’ve been planted, drought tolerant annuals may need to watered a few times until they’re established.  Once established, drought tolerant annuals require little watering. 

Drought tolerant annuals include:

  • pot marigold (Calendula officinalis)
  • periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
  • cockscomb (Celosia spp.)
  • bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus)
  • spider flower (Cleome hassleriana)
  • cosmos (Cosmos spp.)
  • California poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
  • snow-on-the-mountain (Euphorbia marginata)
  • gazania (Gazania rigens)
  • globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)
  • sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
  • strawflower (Helichrysum bracteatum)
  • lantana (Lantana camara)
  • sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima)
  • medallion flower (Melampodium paludosum)
  • four-o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
  • rose moss (Portulaca grandiflora)
  • mealycup sage (Salvia farinacea)
  • creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens)
  • fan flower (Scaevola aemula)
  • dusty miller (Senecio cineraria)
  • marigold (Tagetes spp.)
  • dahlberg daisy (Thymophylla tenuiloba)
  • Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia)
  • zinnia (Zinnia spp.)

Learn more in this article: Drought-Tolerant Annuals

Last updated on
August 8, 2023