24 Best Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water. Looking for plants that don't need a lot of water? Want to be water efficient? Check out these beautiful plants that don't need a lot of water, plants that survive with little water.
Front Garden: Yucca aloifolia 'Variegata' - spectacular in bloom, and out. Watch for the sharp spines - this is a plant that demands respect. Give it a full sun situation, lots of gravel in the soil, and stand back.
Ocotilla - This is a really cool neutral plant that adds a vertical element and height to the garden, yard, and landscape. Other than when it is in bloom the Ocotillo is a grayish neutral color that goes well in most any Southwest desert garden.
*around iron fencing in front yard* Purple Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violacea) grows well in zone 9 and blooms all witner and has wonderful grown coverage, or goes up on a trellis. This will be in my garden!