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Festuca Boulder Blue - Discovered in Colorado, Boulder Blue has a much brighter steel-blue foliage color than the more commonly available Elijah Blue. This hardy, perennial grass forms tufts of metallic-blue fine foliage from early spring through late fall & even into winter. Festuca Boulder Blue takes intense heat & drought without losing its blue color and makes the perfect addition to patio/deck container gardens. Special Features: Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Easy Care, Fast Growing

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The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Russian Sage We can't help but love Russian sage. One of the toughest plants, it offers fragrant silvery foliage and plumes of violet-purple blooms. Taller varieties are great for the back of the border. Not only is it heat and drought resistant, but deer, rabbits, and most other pests steer clear of it. Name: Perovskia atriplicifolia Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 6 feet tall Zones: 5-9

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Japanese Blood grass. Suttons, drought resistant.

8 Plants You’ll Barely Need to Water

Russian Sage (Perovskia atiplicifolia) | Two experts share their favorite drought-tolerant plants that will make your life easier (and help you save water)!

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Mexican Thread Grass is a low water use, rapidly growing grass that provides the perfect lush backdrop for your desert landscape. In the fall the soft billowy leaves of this grass turn gold and serve as an excellent food source for finches and seed-eating birds. Mexican Thread Grass can grow even in harsh rocky climates, and are a great addition to any xeriscape yard. wateruseitwisely.com

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Purple Salvia ....I like Caradonna and May Night the best. Long bloom, drought tolerant, and it reblooms!

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White Pampas Grass----Drought-tolerant Puffy white plumes are showy and graceful in the landscape and in dried floral arrangements. Instantly transform the look of your garden by adding easy-care ornamental grasses. They make stunning focal points, graceful borders or perfect complements to your other plantings. Product Information: Light: Full sun to partial shade Height: 5-7' Deer Resistant Bloom Time: Summer to frost Size: Potted Zones: 7 to 10

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