Pennisetum 'Eaton Canyon' aka ‘Dwarf Red Fountain Grass’ —  is a very attractive drought tolerant grass with fine-textured narrow green to red-bronze foliage, and burgundy-colored flower plumes. It is also very popular due to its shorter growth habit, than many of the other grasses, meaning that this water-wise grass grows to only 18 to 24 [...]

Pennisetum rubrum ‘Purple Fountain Grass’  — is a very popular member of the grass family with beautiful maroon-purple colored leaves and graceful flower spikes. However its appeal is not limited to looks alone as it is also quite drought tolerant once it is established. This beautiful grass grows in compact clumps, and does well as [...]

Agave 'Blue Flame'  —  A beautiful and popular drought tolerant succulent with smooth, flexible, blue-green spineless leaves which grow in a an attractive rosette pattern.  This member of the agave family is a low-water-needs plant that will tolerated drying out and does well both as a container and direct-planted landscape plant. The ‘Blue Flame’ agave [...]

Agave 'Blue Glow' – A small and beautiful member of the agave family, with dark blue-green leaves that have red margins bearing small soft spines along the edge and a single short red spine at the end of each leaf . This attractive low-water-need succulent grows to a height of 2 feet and width of [...]

This photo-gallery post features some photos taken of before and after drought tolerant landscape projects in Southern California. Plantenders is located in Orange County, California. Plantenders provides plants and landscape design throughout the Los Angeles & Orange County region. NOTE — the order of the photos is actually shown in After & Before sequence. Plantenders [...]

  The ‘White-Striped Century Plant’ is both popular and beautiful.  It’s striking colors are a favorite of those wanting to add a bold look to their water-wise landscape.  This drought-tolerant Agave is a medium-sized century plant growing to a height of 3 – 4 feet and a width of 4 – 6 feet. The Agave [...]

Agave victoriae-reginae – ‘Queen Victoria Agave’ — This slow-growing agave has attractive deep green tightly spaced tapered leaves. Each leaf has white margins lining the spineless leaf edges,forming captivating geometric patterns, and a single small spine at the terminal point. This tough low-water-use succulent is not only attractive but it is also is cold-hardy down [...]

Stipa tenuissima - ‘Mexican Feather Grass’ — aka Nassella tenuissima This attractive drought tolerant grass is well suited  for mass plantings due to how it dances in the wind with undulating motion even when there is moderate to light winds. The foliage is attractive with feather-like flowers that develop into golden brown plumes from June [...]

Tulbaghia violacea – ‘Society Garlic’ — Society Garlic,  A  Very Versatile - Drought Tolerant Blooming Plant The Tulbaghia violacea is a  grass-like blooming drought tolerant plant — although not a true grass, it is a popular perennial with bluish-green grass-like foliage with clusters of lavender flowers which  bloom throughout the year.  It belongs to the [...]

Agave americana – ‘Century plant’ — This attractive succulent has silver blue-green  leaves and will grow to 3–6ft in height and spread up to 6–12ft  in width. While requiring a good amount of space, the  Agave americana is an excellent drought tolerant plant, tolerating both dry soils and drought. That being the case it requires [...]

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