Architectural Plants that thrive during Drought

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The best way to describe an architectural plant is a plant that is grown to be admired for its form and foliage. As we all know, it has been pretty dry in the Denver area as well as all over the state. So finding architectural plants that thrive without much water are ideal. Lifescape wanted to share two great plant options with you that will not only add architectural interest to your yard, but can thrive in drought conditions.

Giant Sacaton

Giant Sacaton
Photo Credit: plantselect.org

The Giant Sacaton grows to be a large 506 foot tall by 4-5 feet wide architectural specimen grass. This low water plant is also a native planting. All the Giant Sacaton needs is a few good deep drinks of water during the summer and it will grow lush and full with beautiful lacy golden flowers.

 

Yucca

Yucca
Photo Credit: cooltropicalplants.com

Within in the Yucca family there are a variety of species, from tiny plants to those that grow to be 3 to 4 feet. And best of all, they require almost no maintenance. Beaked yucca has a beautiful blue-green color and resembles a palm tree. (Source: denverpost.com)

Does your Denver area yard need some architectural interest?

 

 

 

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