Drought resistant plant or drought tolerant plant?
Most of the
supposed drought tolerant plants cannot tolerate true
Many grow along creeks in areas of higher rainfall
nothing more than adapted to drip
irrigation, not drought tolerant. Most truly
tolerant plants hate
resistant plant, drought tolerant plant, drought adapted
low -water- use plant, are all terms garden, landscape and
nursery persons use to describe whatever plant they think
drought tolerant of the month (in flower of course!).
In the 1500's the first Europeans arrived in Monterey Bay at the end of an 80 year drought. The Salinas River was frozen over as it entered Monterey Bay. California can be very dry, cold or hot in bad decades. The plants will still be here...