Whether you want to conserve water or want to spend less time watering, drought-tolerant plants are a great garden solution. Once they establish their roots, drought-tolerant plants can handle some dry spells. Direct Gardening offers a wide selection of drought-tolerant perennials that are ideal for water-wise gardens. These include yucca, sedum, butterfly bushes, hummingbird mint and many more. When planning a drought-tolerant garden, select a variety of plants with different bloom times. This helps keep your garden looking fresh and in bloom throughout the growing season. Other factors to consider when buying drought-tolerant plants are their mature height and spread, hardiness zone and sunlight requirements.