Can you suggest some drought-friendly flowers?

Can you suggest some drought-tolerant annuals for my sunny yard? My native plants are all drought-resistant; I don't want to mix varieties that have different watering needs. I grow mostly orange, yellow, and red flowers.
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You're wise to site plants with similar water needs together. Many gardeners run into trouble when neighboring plants require very different care. There are many good plants for your sunny garden. Some of the most popular annuals that resist drought and bloom in shades of red, yellow, and orange include annual salvia (Salvia splendens and S. coccinea), marigold (Tagetes erecta, T. patula, and T. tenuifolia selections), melampodium (Leucanthemum paludosum), creeping zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens), zinnia (Zinnia elegans, Z. angustifolia, and Z. haageana), moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora), annual vinca (Catharanthus roseus), gazania (Gazania), and cockscomb (Celosia).

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I have a raised bed for flowers that is full shade by 2 pm in May. I am look for flowers that would work and are the holy grail (drought resistant, easy to grow, and low maintance).
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