November 24th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

California gardening

Did you know that fall is the perfect time to prepare your garden? If you’re not already establishing your drought-tolerant garden, learn why you should start now by reading this blog post on fall gardening. If you’re ready to start your garden, but don’t know what to plant, this post is for you. Below is our list of 10 drought-tolerant plants perfect for your California garden.

Echinocactus grusoni

Native to Mexico, this cactus plant can survive the heat and requires minimal water. In the summer, small yellow flowers will sprout on top of the plant.



Grows in low clusters and thrives in hot and sunny weather.



This plant is native to Europe and grows in clumps. The plant is gray-green in color with pink-tipped rosettes.

California poppy

The state flower thrives in sunlight. However, this plant does require moisture until germination.

Sedum spathulifolium


Consists of small blue-green leaves. Works well as a groundcover.

California fuchsia


Comes in a variety of colors and grows best where there is extra moisture in the winter or spring. It will dry out during the warmer, drier months. This plant prefers the shade.

Lavandula multifida

Another Mediterranean shrub great for groundcover. Violet blooms will appear in the spring.

Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’

drought-tolerant plants

As a low-growing stonecrop, Angelina only grows to be about four inches tall. It’s a low maintenance plant best used for ground cover.

Lewisia cotyledon

drought-tolerant plants

An evergreen perennial that blooms in several shades from white to magenta. The true species has candy-striped pink flowers. It’s incredibly easy to grow and blooms two to four times each year.

Dudleya cymosa

drought-tolerant plants

A succulent plant also known as Canyon Live-Forever. It’s typically found in rockier areas at lower elevations.

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