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Credit: Dave Hutch

The following are excellent examples of plants that thrive in British Columbia with a minimum of summer watering.

Acer glabrum (Douglas maple) Zone 5
Magnolia campbellii (pink magnolia) Zone 7
Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’ (dwarf strawberry tree) Zone 7
Ribes sanguineum (flowering currant) Zone 6
Penstemon fructicosus (beard-tongue) Zone 4
Rosa rugosa (rugosa rose) Zone 2 Taxus sp. Zone 7 (yew – English, Irish, Wards)
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (kinnikinick) Zone 2
Syringa vulgaris (lilac) Zone 4
Echinacea angustifolia (purple coneflower) Zone 4
Lavandula (lavender) Zone 5
Dianthus sp. (pinks) Zone 3
Lupinus (lupine) Zone 4
Gaillardia aristata (brown-eyed Susan) Zone 3
Hedera helix (English ivy) Zone 5
Wisteria (wisteria) Zone 5