Golden State Water Company is proud to provide our customers with smart gardening practices and inspirational photos of water-efficient landscapes.

Drought-tolerant doesn’t have to mean boring. Below you will find several examples of how Golden State Water customers have converted their lawns with plants that pop with color year after year, all while reducing water use.

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Suggested Water-Efficient Plants
According to California Gardening Zones
Clearlake
(Zone 7)
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Lewisia Cotyledon
‘Sunset Strain’

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Sempervivum Erythraeum
‘Hens & Chicks’

Tagetesa
‘Marigold’

Antirrhinuma
‘Snapdragon’

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Sedum Spurium ‘Tricolor’

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Nassella Tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

Apple Valley
(Zone 10)
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Nassella Tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

Ipomoea
‘Morning Glory’

Belamcanda Chinensis
‘Blackberry Lily’

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Sempervivum
‘Hens & Chicks’

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Agastache Rugosa
‘Korean Mint’

Alonsoa
‘Mask Flower’

Barstow


Morongo Valley


Wrightwood
(Zone 11)

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Sempervivum
‘Hens & Chicks’

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Agastache Rugosa
‘Korean Mint’

Alonsoa
‘Mask Flower

Achyrachaena Mollis
‘Blow Wives’

Abelmoschus Manihot
‘Sweet Hibiscus’

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Agapanthus
‘African Lily’

Calipatria
(Zone 13)
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Echinocactus Grusonii
‘Golden Barrel Cactus’

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Sedum Rupestre
‘Angelina’

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Nassella Tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

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Salvia Clevelandii
‘Blue Sage’

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Sempervivum
‘Hens & Chicks’

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Agastache Rugosa
‘Korean Mint’

Arden


Bay Point
(Zone 14)

Echinacea Purpureai
‘Coneflower’

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Lewisia Cotyledon
‘Sunset Strain’

Kniphofia
‘Red Hot Poker’

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Sedum Spathulifolium
‘Cape Blanco’

Libertia Peregrinans
‘New Zealand Iris’

 

Echinops Ritro
‘Globe Thistle’

Santa Maria
(Zone 15)

Libertia Peregrinans
‘New Zealand Iris’

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Sedum Spurium
‘Tricolor’

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Sedum Spathulifolium
‘Cape Blanco’

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Echinocactus Grusonii
‘Golden Barrel Cactus’

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Sedum Rupestre
‘Angelina’

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Nassella Tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

Los Osos
(Zone 17)

Abelia Chinensis
‘Chinese Abelia’

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Lewisia Cotyledon
‘Sunset Strain’

Verbena x Hybrida
‘Quartz Burgundy’ 

Buddleja Davidii
‘Purple Prince’

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Lavandula Multifida
‘Egyptian Lavender’

Libertia Peregrinans
‘New Zealand Iris’

Claremont


Simi Valley
(Zone 18)

Abutilon
‘Chinese Lantern’

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Nassella Tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

Achillea Millefolium ‘Yarrow’

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Agapanthus
‘African Lily’

Chrysanthemum x Morifolium
‘Florist’s Daisy’

Delphinium
‘Larkspur’

Ojai


San Gabriel Valley
(Zone 20)

Begonia
‘Varsity Bronze Leaf White’

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Echinocactus Grusonii
‘Golden Barrel Cactus’

Dahlia Pinnata
‘Garden Dahlia’

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Lavandula Multifida
‘Egyptian Lavender’

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Sedum Rupestre
‘Angelina’

Campanula
‘Bell Flower’

San Dimas
(Zone 21)

Calibrachoa
‘Superbells Plum’

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Nassella tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

Clematis
‘Dr. Ruppel’

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Sedum Spathulifolium
‘Cape Blanco’

Dahlia
‘Park Princess’

Anemone x Hybrida
‘Whirlwind’

Central Basin East


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Culver City


Los Alamitos


Southwest (Athens, Carson, Compton,  Inglewood,)
(Zone 22)

Anisacanthus Quadrifidus
‘Desert Honeysuckle’

Crocus Sieberi
‘Tricolor’

Antirrhinuma
‘Snapdragon’

Libertia Peregrinans
‘New Zealand Iris’

Aquilegia
‘Origami Red & White’

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Echinocactus Grusonii
‘Golden Barrel Cactus’

Placentia
(Zone 23)

Argyranthemum
Frutescens
‘Pretty in Pink’

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Nassella tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

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Sedum Spathulifolium
‘Cape Blanco’

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Lavandula Multifida
‘Egyptian Lavender’

Chonemorpha Fragrans
‘Frangipani Vine’

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Sedum Rupestre
‘Angelina’

Southwest (Del Aire, El Camino Village, El Segundo, Gardena, Gardena Heights, Hawthorne, Lawndale, Lennox, Redondo Beach, Torrence)
(Zone 24)
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Echinocactus Grusonii
‘Golden Barrel Cactus’

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Salvia Clevelandii
‘Blue Sage’

Libertia Peregrinans
‘New Zealand Iris’

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Bombax Ceiba
‘ Cotton Tree’

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Agastache Rugosa
‘Korean Mint’

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Nassella tenuissima
‘Mexican Feathergrass’

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