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Drought Tolerant Plants

Browse our diverse range of drought-tolerant plants for the Australian climate. With a large range to choose from you can achieve a beautiful and vibrant garden with minimal watering requirements. 

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CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
PLANTS: PCAWA
This classic low-growing edging or border plant is just as at home beneath old-world roses where it is an exceptional companion plant. This vigorous repeat-flowering catmint provides months of colour from spring to autumn with its beautiful mauve-blue flower spikes, drawing beneficial insects and pollinators into the garden. Its grey-green aroma...
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ECHIUM 'SILVER PINK'
ECHIUM 'SILVER PINK'
PLANTS: WECS
Hailing from the exotic island of Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands, this stunning echium is covered in fat spikes of the softest pale-pink offset by intense, silver foliage. Grow as an informal ...
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ERIGERON ‘QUAKERESS’
ERIGERON ‘QUAKERESS’
PLANTS: PEGQ
An abundantly flowering daisy that features masses of flowers with very pale pink slender rays, surrounding small golden centres. Thick glaucous foliage successfully suppresses weeds. Flowering throughout summer, this vigorous, clump forming perennial with grey-green foliage is an old garden favourite. Attractive to bees and pollinators. Ideal f...
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
PLANTS: PLAMB
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, ‘Big Ears’ tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant that rarely flowers, grown for its thicker velvety leaves, which form a dense, rapid...
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAMB3
‘MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTIPACKS’ An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, 'Big Ears' tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant that rarely flowers. Pack contains 3 plants.
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LAVENDER 'DWARF MONET'
LAVENDER 'DWARF MONET'
PLANTS: PLAMO
This charming dwarf French Lavender has the finest of foliage, slightly greener than other varieties, and darker mauve flowers that appear almost continuously throughout the year. Each felted leaf is delicately toothed and rich in essential oils, pervading the garden with its delightful camphor scent when brushed. The perfect fragrant and colour...
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OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
PLANTS: PORO
An ornamental oregano with deep purple bracts topped with pinky-mauve flowers in delicate sprays above the dark green foliage in spring to summer. A tough and dry-tolerant performer, ‘Rosenkuppel’ is a colourful and low maintenance edging or front of border plant, not only for its rich showy flowers, but for its semi-evergreen mat-forming foliag...
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SALVIA LANCEOLATA
SALVIA LANCEOLATA
PLANTS: PSALN
Another South African native salvia, this one flowers through the heat of summer with hooded flowers that emerge yellow, then fade off to a dusky-pink. A neat little evergreen shrub with compact grey leaves.
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SANTOLINA ROSMARINIFOLIA
SANTOLINA ROSMARINIFOLIA
PLANTS: PSANVI
Green santolina is a small, rounded evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean. Its late spring and summer lemon button-like flowers provide seasonal interest on this compact alternative to a plain box hedge. The vivid-green, fine rosemary-like foliage, perfect for clipping, is wonderfully fragrant and useful to deter moths in drawers, as pain relie...
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SICILIAN CHAMOMILE
SICILIAN CHAMOMILE
PLANTS: PANCU
A hardy evergreen perennial with large 6cm diameter white daisy flowers from spring to summer and striking blue-grey foliage in winter.
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CALIFORNIAN TREE POPPY
CALIFORNIAN TREE POPPY
PLANTS: WROC
The toughest and most beautiful of all poppies. Huge white scented blooms with golden pom-poms flower for up to 4 months. Revels in our summer heat especially in dry sandy soils. Endemic to the dry chaparral areas of ...
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CANARY ISLAND WORMWOOD
CANARY ISLAND WORMWOOD
PLANTS: PWOC
The perfect small evergreen with the softest of silky silver foliage. The aromatic leaves are pine-scented and it is ideal for planting under fruit trees to repel caterpillars and moths. Beautiful when combined with deep ...
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CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW' (3 Plants)
CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PCAWA3
‘MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTIPACKS’ A classic edging plant for the flower border and just as at home beneath old-world roses where it is an exceptional companion plant. Long flowering and vigorous, this catmint provi...
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CENTAUREA CINERARIA PURPLE
CENTAUREA CINERARIA PURPLE
PLANTS: PCCI
A silver foliage plant known for its tolerance to drought and frost. Its finely dissected silvery leaves, woolly on both sides, provide an excellent foil to other flowers and foliage. This versatile low growing perennial hails from the Mediterranean where it grows on exposed sites under difficult conditions. Purple thistle-like flowers appear in...
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COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
PLANTS: PCOG
The essential starter pack to begin your cottage flower border. Includes three plants each of Catmint `Walker's Low' and Evening Primrose 'Heronswood Pink' - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long-flowering display of pastel pinks and blues.
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
PLANTS: WECHB
Originally selected from a chance seedling at Heronswood, this prized, dry-tolerant echium is covered with tall candle-like spires of cool sky-blue flowers soaring above its grey-green whorls of evergreen foliage. A spectacular spring flowering highlight to add drama and sculpture to the dry garden or perennial border. Ideal for attracting bees ...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
PLANTS: WECHP
Fat, mid-pink candles of flowers are produced over a compact, grey-green evergreen shrub. Growing and flowering much like the familiar blue Pride of Madeira, this unique pink variety is useful in cool colour schemes with pastel combinations, even in the hottest spot in the garden. Ideal for attracting bees to increase pollination of all your fru...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD WHITE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD WHITE'
PLANTS: WECHW
Candles of glistening white flowers are held over evergreen architectural grey foliage, bringing a touch of elegance and drama to the dry garden. Exclusive to Diggers, this Mediterranean shrub thrives in our arid summers, tolerating scorching heat, drought and salt spray. A light trim after flowering will maintain this dense silver shrub, provid...
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ECHIUM SIMPLEX
ECHIUM SIMPLEX
PLANTS: WECSI
Tapering towers of glistening white rise from a starry rosette of grey felted foliage. Makes a stunning statement by producing tall white flowering totem poles. A real eye-catcher that always impresses visitors...
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ECHIUM WILDPRETII
ECHIUM WILDPRETII
PLANTS: WECW
A spectacular tower of dark pink flower emerges from a silver rosette during its second year. Another of the Canary Island Echiums, this one makes a real statement in our garden at Heronswood in spring. Needs well ...
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EUPHORBIA 'OLIVER'
EUPHORBIA 'OLIVER'
PLANTS: PECO
An impressive newly bred euphorbia, distinguished by its compact mounds of greyish-green pewter coloured foliage and lime-green flower cylinders, spotted red throughout the cooler months of winter. A great year round foliage plant, combining beautifully with grasses, sedums and other Mediterranean style perennials as a textural contrast. Thrives...
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EUPHORBIA WULFENII
EUPHORBIA WULFENII
PLANTS: PEUW
This unusual dry-tolerant perennial flowers for a long time in sun or shade. Large lime-green flowers lift the winter garden, with blue-grey foliage creating a striking contrast among spring and summer flowering perennials. This variety was given to us by Beth Chatto and produces more vibrant flowers than other seed grown plants.
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EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’
EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’
PLANTS: PEVP
Generous and exuberant, evening primrose bears masses of fragrant, candy-pink flowers, providing months of colour from spring to autumn. This vigorous ground cover, valued for its long flowering and ability to perform in tough conditions, is best planted as a border or in high traffic areas to contain its spread. Remove spent flowers to avoid se...
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EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’ (3 Plants)
EVENING PRIMROSE ‘HERONSWOOD PINK’ (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PEVP3
'MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTIPACKS'. Generous and exuberant, evening primrose bears masses of fragrant, candy pink flowers aging to soft-pink, providing months of colour from spring through summer. This vigorous ground cover, valued for its long flowering and ability to perform in tough conditions, is best planted as a border or ground cover in high ...
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RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
RHUBARB CROWN GARDEN COLLECTION
PLANTS: PRHCO
Harvest fresh rhubarb all year with this garden collection of rhubarbs. With summer varieties 'Cherry Red' and 'Big Boy' for the warmer months, then abundant short day cropping from 'Winter Wonder' you can grow all your rhubarb needs for the year in 5m square. Two bare root crowns of each, available winter only (6 crowns).
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
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