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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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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OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
PLANTS: PORO
A compact ornamental oregano with deep purple bracts, topped with pinky-mauve flowers in delicate sprays above the dark green foliage.
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PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PLANTS: PPHI
Whorls of primrose hooded flowers, faintly blushed pink, are held along upright spires during spring. Soft felted grey foliage covers this rounded shrub, which thrives in summer drought and blistering heat.
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Pig Face Pink
Pig Face Pink
PLANTS: PMECR
A native plant used as a food source and medicinally by first Australians, Pig Face, as it is popularly known, is also a versatile and hardy groundcover for poor soils and dry coastal climates. The ripe fruit tastes like a small salty apple, while the leaves can be used as a salt substitute in both cooked and raw foods. The leaves can also be us...
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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'
CATMINT 'WALKER'S LOW'
PLANTS: PCAWA
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 provides months of colour and its beautiful mauve-blue flowers attract beneficial insects and pollinators to the garden.
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COREOPSIS 'STERNTALER'
COREOPSIS 'STERNTALER'
PLANTS: PCOLST
Striking red centres call attention to pollinators and gardeners alike on this charming long-flowering yellow daisy. Will tolerate some shade. Prune after flowering.
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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 Pink Evening Primrose - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long-flowering display of pastel pinks and blues.
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DYERS CHAMOMILE
DYERS CHAMOMILE
PLANTS: PADC
Pale-yellow daisies cover the ferny, ground-hugging foliage. Beth Chatto lists this as one of the 10 best plants in her garden. Combine with hot coloured dahlias or blue catmints and salvias. Flowers profusely from ...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD BLUE'
PLANTS: WECHB
SORRY SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. Originally selected from a chance seedling at Heronswood, this echium is covered with tall candle-like spikes of cool sky-blue in spring. Ideal for attracting bees to your garden to increase...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
PLANTS: WECHP
SORRY SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. Fat, mid-pink candles of flowers are produced over a compact shrub. Growing and flowering much like the familiar blue Pride of Madeira, except you can use this one with pastel colour combin...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD WHITE'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD WHITE'
PLANTS: WECHW
SOLD OUT FOR SPRING. Candles of glistening white flowers are held over architectural grey foliage, bringing a touch of elegance to the dry garden. Exclusive to Diggers, this Mediterranean shrub thrives in our ari...
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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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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 WULFENII
EUPHORBIA WULFENII
PLANTS: PEUW
This unusual drought-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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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection with bountiful flowers dancing on upright stems throughout summer and autumn. The glistening white butterfly-like flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from delicate pink buds. A garden essential that rewards without effort with a continuous floral display throughout the warmer months. Bees love thi...
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE' (3 Plants)
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PGAS3
A graceful and long flowered selection, whose myriad flowers dance on tall stems throughout summer and autumn. These glistening butterfly-like white flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from pink buds. ...
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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.
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAMB3
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.
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LAVENDER 'DWARF MONET'
LAVENDER 'DWARF MONET'
PLANTS: PLAMO
This dwarf French lavender has the finest of foliage and flowers, making a fragrant low hedge. Although known as French lavender, this species originates throughout Spain. Each felted leaf is delicately toothed and rich in essential oils, with the slightest scent of camphor. Adored by bees.
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LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
LAVENDER 'GROSSO'
PLANTS: PLAEG
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en ...
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LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAEG3
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en ...
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LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
PLANTS: PLAH
Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact silvery-leaved shrub. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is favoured by oil producers, but is equally valuable as a garden plant that thrives in the harshest of summers. Drought-tolerant.
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OLIVE GROVE COLLECTION
OLIVE GROVE COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCOOG
Start your own olive grove with this great value collection. Includes two plants each of ‘Frantoio’ for Italian style olive oil, ‘Kalamata’ for the table and ‘Manzanillo’ for stuffing and pickling.
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GAMBLER'S CHOICE BULBS
GAMBLER'S CHOICE BULBS
BULBS: BCOG
LIMITED NUMBERS - We always have some surplus bulbs at the end of the season, so to save us planting them back we will give you twice as many bulbs - $60 worth of Gambler's Choice bulbs, so exactly what you receive is a surprise! For members only, this is a huge almost 60% off the regular price.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Carrot ‘St Valery', Broccoli ‘Romanesco', Beetroot ‘Bull’s Blood' and Silverbeet ‘Fordhook’ seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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