Perennials in Water-Wise Landscapes

Published 2010

Drought-tolerant perennials are plants that persist for three or more years with little or no supplemental watering. There are both native and introduced herbaceous plants that are drought-tolerant. Using these plants in Nebraska landscapes will help conserve water, reduce the maintenance associated with watering, and still provide multiseason color and interest. Many drought-tolerant plants perform poorly in areas and seasons of high humidity and rainfall, or with excessive irrigation. For example, some drought-tolerant perennials may perform well in western Nebraska but prove to be less than satisfactory in eastern Nebraska.

Publication Details


Kim A. Todd

Dale T. Lindgren

Elizabeth M Killinger


Lawn & Garden

Publication Date January 02, 1992
Last Revision Date January 26, 2010
Language English


Series NebGuide