These 5 plants in the garden need little water
Created: 08/10/2022 09:14
By: Janine Napirca
You want to equip your garden or balcony with beautiful plants that you don't have to water every day?
Anyone who likes to go on vacation in summer, but doesn't want to do without beautiful plants, often needs a nice neighbor or a good friend who can drop by to water the plants in the garden or on the balcony.
However, there are also plants that need little water and that you can safely leave to their own devices even on hot summer days.
Below you can find out which five plants do not need to be watered regularly and should not be missing in your garden.
Which plants in the garden need little water?
According to a report by
, plants that are particularly suitable for hot and dry locations can be recognized by the following characteristics:
: reduce the surface area and thus reduce evaporation
down : on the leaves prevents dehydration.
: reflect sunlight so plants heat up less.
: Protection provided by extra layers of cells
In addition, thick-leafed plants (succulents) can store water in the leaves and deep-rooted plants such as roses also tap deeper water reserves in the ground.
Top 1 plants in the garden that need little water: verbena
Vervain, also known as Verbena bonariensis, is a very easy-care plant.
recommends either leaving the faded stems in place until spring or cutting the perennial back to about 20 centimeters above the ground in order to remove the dried stem remains in spring.
Patagonian verbena is a very beautiful, low-maintenance plant.
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Over the winter, the frost-sensitive plant needs a protective cover - for example from fir twigs and autumn leaves.
Top 2 plants in the garden that need little water: Wollziest
Due to the wool-like hairiness of the leaves and flower stalks, to which the plant owes its name, the Wollziest can almost always regulate its water balance independently, as
Normally, the usual rainfall in the latitudes in this country is sufficient for the Stachys byzantina, as the Wollziest is also called.
The Wollziest only has to be watered when it is very hot and dry - otherwise the plant regulates its water consumption itself. © Manfred Ruckszio/Imago
However, when the silvery-grey leaves of the perennial droop, you should water the plant.
However, this only occurs in severe dryness and heat.
Top 3 plants in the garden that need little water: Tickseed
Also known as coreopsis, the damsel's eye tolerates both moisture and drought.
However, if the dry phase lasts longer, you will have to water the damsel's eye in your garden.
Make sure, however, that excess water can drain well, because the plant does not tolerate waterlogging at all, as reported by
It is best to use lime-free water and water either in the morning or in the evening.
Avoid waterlogging of the girl's eye at all costs.
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Make sure you have a good supply of nutrients and fertilize the damsel's eye when planting with compost, long-term fertilizer for flowering plants or perennial fertilizer.
Top 4 plants in the garden that need little water: purple coneflowers
Echinacea, or purple coneflowers, is also an easy-care plant that needs little water and can be cultivated in your garden.
The purple coneflower also needs little water.
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recommends regularly removing withered flowers and cutting the purple coneflowers after flowering.
A compost addition in the spring and occasional additions of nettle manure should also be beneficial for the thriving of the plant.
Top 5 plants in the garden that need little water: Pearl daisies
recommends the so-called pearl basket for hobby gardeners who are looking for easy-care plants for their garden that need little water.
The uncomplicated Anaphalis triplinervis is particularly floriferous and can largely be left to its own devices.
Once the pearl basket has grown in your garden, it only needs to be watered in the event of prolonged drought and heat.
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After you have planted the pearl basket in your garden, it first needs sufficient moisture.
Once the plant has established itself, it only needs additional water during prolonged periods of drought and heat.