Drought loving plants
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing any plants they are growing that are handling this weather well? Plants that are better able than others to withstand drought or do not need supplimental water and even bloom in the midst of it? I don't grow vegetables other than tomatoes but I do have several plants that are blooming and healthy despite the weather.
These in particular seem unflapped by the heat and drought and work very well here in Oklahoma taking all that our summers can give them:
Thelosperma filifolium (Greenthread) (blooms non stop on low vigorous plant, naturalizes easily)
Desert Marigold (blooms heavy all season, naturalizes easily)
Talinum calycinum (Flameflower) (heavily blooms pink continuously even in the sidewalk cracks, pretty succulent in same family as rosemoss and naturalizes just like it)
Native Grasses (check out the improved Little Bluestem cultivars, very blue!)
Sphaeralcea angustifolia lobata (Lobeleaf Coppermallow)
Horsemint (blooms all season)
Artemesia frigida (Fringed Sage)
Missouri Primrose(blooms all season)
All varieties of butterfly weed
Hesperaloe (blooms all season)
Red Barberry (once/month deep soak)
Red Hot Pokers
Texas Sage (Cenzio)
Ipomosos rubra (Standing Cypress) tall tower-like stem of screaming red flowers, biennial naturalizes easily from seed.
I got a lot of these seeds from the Plants of the Southwest catalog.