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Many people, landscape architects and personal gardeners alike, struggle to find flowers that don’t require excessive watering in the summertime. If you find yourself searching for low-water-requiring annual plants, remember the five Ps (pictured above; from left to right, top to bottom):

  1. Portulaca
  2. Purslane
  3. Petunia ('VIP' and ‘Laura Bush’ only)
  4. Perennial Phlox (‘John Fanick’ or ‘Victoria’)
  5. Periwinkle

These sun-loving annual plants tolerate the summer heat and don’t require as much water as other annuals do so you can keep the...

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