(7 of 10)Desert Botanical Garden - Phoenix, AZ - More Details

When all else fails, whether you live in a dry desert climate or a lush tropical paradise, succulents are particularly forgiving. Though they demand very little attention or water, they flower beautifully, and tend not to take neglect personally. One stunning example is the echinopsis (pictured).

Details & Ideas: Perennials with great tolerance for drought include achillea, anaphalis, artemisia, asclepias, coreopsis, daylily, dianthus, echinopsis, eryngium, gaillardia, lavandula, potentilla, salvia, santolina, Sedum sempervivum, stachys, thyme, and veronica.

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