xerophyte

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xerophyte

[′zir·ə‚fīt]
(ecology)
A plant adapted to life in areas where the water supply is limited.
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The catch is that drought-tolerant plants take about three to five years to establish," said Dallas Brown, a certified nurseryman at Green Thumb Nursery in Canoga Park.
Go for drought-tolerant plants such as pelargoniums, helichrysum, osteospermum and diascia.
Select drought-tolerant plants and use mulch, decorative gravel and well-aerated soil that conserves water and is high in organic materials due to added compost.
Add to this an increasing choice of drought-tolerant plants and hopefully the sprinkler will become a thing of the past.
If your garden tends to be dry, make a virtue of it with rocks and gravel and drought-tolerant plants
The first rule: Avoid doing any major landscaping right now--even drought-tolerant plants require extra water to get established.
Selecting and growing heat- and drought-tolerant plants is important for many folks living in the warmest and driest parts of the United States.
Most drought-tolerant plants have either aromatic leaves, fleshy and succulent leaves (which store moisture), grey leaves, hairy leaves (which shade themselves with their own hairs), long narrow leaves (which are good at shedding heat without water), or spikes (which act as 'fins' to cool the plant).
It however does not carry vegetables but rather deals with prairie and drought-tolerant plants.
Drought-tolerant plants are being introduced at National Trust gardens such as Powis Castle
Chance, a professional gardener and member of the Cactus and Succulent Society of America and Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society, provides descriptions of many species of cacti, succulents, and companion plants that can thrive in colder, wetter climates if one follows his cultural tips for enhancing the hardiness of drought-tolerant plants.