Butterfly weed
Courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden
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Designing the Garden

What makes a drought-tolerant plant? Plants have evolved some clever ways of adapting to dry conditions and even extended periods of drought. They are fairly easy to identify if you know what to look for.

And you will be pleased to find that the list of potential candidates is quite long and colorful.

Shown here: butterfly weed (Asclepias)

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