Drought-Resistant Ground Covers

Although these ground covers require water until they are established, natural rainfall eventually will be adequate for them in most areas and years. However, they may need infrequent watering in especially dry climates or during long periods of drought.

Common Name Botanical Name
Blue fescue Festuca glauca
Broom Cytisus
Broom Genista
Creeping manzanita Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
Crown vetch Coronilla varia
Dusty-miller Artemisia
Dwarf coyotebrush Baccharis pilularis ‘Twin Peaks’
Dwarf rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’
Goutweed Aegopodium podagraria
Juniper Juniperus
Lantana Lantana
Lavender cotton Santolina chamaecyparissus
Lippia Phyla nodiflora
Ribbongrass Phalaris arundinacea var. picta
Rockrose Cistus
Santa Cruz pyracantha Pyracantha koidzumii ‘Santa Cruz’
Rose Rosa
Stonecrop Sedum
Sunrose Helianthemum nummularium