Drought Tolerant Plants 


African Iris
Scientific Name: Dietes
Evergreen (unless temperature goes below 25 degrees)
Height: 20 inches
Width: 3 feet
Non-native (Africa) Growing conditions: sun, dry soil, not particular about soil type

Agarita
Scientific Name:  Mahonia Trifoliolata
Evergreen
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Texas Native
Growing conditions:  full sun, dry, well-drained soils

Century Plant
Scientific Name:  Agave Americana
Perennial
Height:  Stalks can reach 6-12 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Texas Native
Growing conditions:  sun, partial shade, dry or moist soil

American Beautyberry
Scientific Name: Callicarpa Americana
Perennial, deciduous Height: 5 to 8 feet
Width: 5 to 8 feet
Texas Native
Growing conditions: partial shade
Bamboo Muhly
Scientific Name: Muhlenbergia Dumosa
Perennial
Height: 3 to 5 feet
Width: 3 to 4 feet
Texas native
Growing conditions: full sun to light shade. Roots may rot if kept too wet.
Black Foot Daisy
Scientific Name: Melampodium Leucanthum
Perennial
Height: 6 to 12 inches
Width: 1 to 2 feet
Texas native
Growing conditions: full sun to part shade. Prefers dry, low acidic soils.
Butterfly Iris
Scientific Name: Dietes Grandiflora
Perennial
Height: 4 to 6 feet
Width: 18 to 24 inches
Texas native
Growing conditions: sun to partial shade
Dwarf Wax Myrtle
Scientific Name: Myrica Pusilla
Evergreen
Height: 3 to 6 feet
Width: 3 to 6 feet
Texas Native
Growing conditions: full sun, partial sun, shade; adapts to
many soils
Fall Aster
Scientific Name: Aster Oblongifolius
Evergreen
Height: 20 inches
Width: 3 feet
Texas native
Growing conditions: sun or partial shade, dry soil
Flowery Senna
Scientific Name: Senna Corynbusa
Evergreen
Height: 4 to 6 feet
Width: 8 feet
Texas native
Growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil
Gaura
Scientific name: Gaura lindheimeri
Perennial
Height: 2 to 3 feet
North American Native
Growing conditions: full sun in good, deep, well-drained   garden soil because the tap root is very long
Green Cloud Texas Sage
Scientific Name: Leucophyllum Frulescens
Evergreen
Height: 6 feet
Width: 6 feet
Texas Native
Growing conditions: full sun, well drained soils
Gulf Muhly
Scientific Name: Miscanthus Sinensus
Perennial
Height: 18 inches
Width: 3 feet
Texas Native
Growing conditions: full sun and sandy loam soils; does
well in low water, but can also thrive in relatively moist
conditions
Pride of Barbados
Scientific Name: Caeselpinia Pulcherima
Deciduous
Height: 7 feet
Width: 7 feet
Non-native (West Indies and tropical Americas)
Growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soils. Does well in high temperatures
Mexican Plum
Scientific Name: Prunus Mexicana
Evergreen
Height: 25 feet
Width: 20 feet
Texas native
Growing conditions: sun or partial shade, dry soil
MilkweedCommon Milkweed
Scientific Name:  Asclepias syriaca
Perennial
Height: 3 to 5 feet but can reach 8 feet
Width: 2 to 4 feet
Plains Native
Growing conditions: not shade tolerant, needs full sun, well drained soil
New Gold LantanaNew Gold Lantana
Scientific Name:
Perennial
Height: 18 in
Width: 24 inches
Non-native
Growing conditions: sun, well drained soil