Drought tolerant garden

We have been trialing drought tolerant plants for over 30 years and offer an excellent range for all Australian gardens.
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DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS PINK'
DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS PINK'
PLANTS: PDIMSP
A pink double dianthus with excellent fragrance and a vigorous habit. Reliable and hardy.
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DIERAMA TRICHORHIZUM
DIERAMA TRICHORHIZUM
PLANTS: PDITR
One look at these mauve bell-like flowers and it’s easy to see how they got their common name of Fairy’s Fishing Rod. Hailing from South Africa, this Dierama is as hardy as it is beautiful. One of the smallest varieties, it requires a well-drained position.
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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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EUPHORBIA AMYGDALOIDES PURPUREA
EUPHORBIA AMYGDALOIDES PURPUREA
PLANTS: PEUA
Spreading by underground runners this purple wood spurge forms a neat low weed-smothering carpet that is easily contained. Dark purple foliage that contrasts well with its acid green flowers first appearing in spring and ...
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HANGING ROSEMARY
HANGING ROSEMARY
PLANTS: PROS
Grow a curtain of fragrant foliage to drape over walls or to use as a ground cover, this excellent culinary rosemary is also tolerant of drought and seaspray. Revels in full sun. Delicious with lamb roast and potatoes.
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KNIPHOFIA 'GREEN JADE'
KNIPHOFIA 'GREEN JADE'
PLANTS: PKNGJ
Lime-green torches fading to white at the base are held above neat clumps of strap-like foliage from late spring through summer. Long flowering and attractive to birds for their nectar, kniphofias add a striking vertical accent in the garden and make great cut flowers for the vase.
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LEMON VERBENA
LEMON VERBENA
PLANTS: WLEV
This semi-deciduous shrub has highly lemon-scented leaves which can be used to make an invigorating tea, flavour cold water, or can be dried for perfumed sachets. Also useful as a hedge or a privacy screen.
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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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SALVIA 'AFRICAN SKY'
SALVIA 'AFRICAN SKY'
PLANTS: PSAAF
A very tough salvia tolerant of full sun, shade, coastal conditions and light frost. Exceptionally drought tolerant and long flowering from spring through to autumn with each 10-15cm flower stem opening gradually from the base to the tip to extend blooms. Aromatic, light-green foliage and prominent two-toned pale mauve-blue and white flowers on ...
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SALVIA AFRICANA-LUTEA
SALVIA AFRICANA-LUTEA
PLANTS: PSAAFL
Standard texts say that this salvia will flower from spring to the first frosts but ours at Heronswood seems to keep flowering all year. Attractive to bees and other pollinators with striking rust brown flowers emerging from soft yellow buds that provide a contrast to the small aromatic grey-green leaves. This dense, evergreen shrub clips well, ...
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SALVIA AZUREA
SALVIA AZUREA
PLANTS: PSAAZ
Mass flowers of the softest sky-blue are the reward for even the laziest gardener. Flowering in full sun during summer and peaking in autumn. The heavenly blue flowers on erect, green flowering stems are held aloft linear grey-green foliage, providing a perfect landing for bees and beneficial insects. A herbaceous perennial that dies down over w...
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SALVIA DISCOLOR
SALVIA DISCOLOR
PLANTS: PSALDI
First introduced to Australia in the 1800s, this unusual salvia is ideal for collectors. A striking combination, the silver-grey leaf and flower calyx provide the perfect foil for these amazing near-black flowers which...
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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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SALVIA MUIRII
SALVIA MUIRII
PLANTS: PSAMU
An exceptionally tough salvia originating from South Africa. The dainty pale sky-blue flowers cover this compact shrub-like salvia from spring through to autumn. Small soft green leaves lend well to clipping for small hedges or features. The perfect candidate as a foreground planting in drought-tolerant or gravel gardens, it copes well in tough ...
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SALVIA SEMIATRATA
SALVIA SEMIATRATA
PLANTS: PSASA
A slower growing, evergreen shrub-like salvia, ‘semiatrata’, meaning half darkened, refers to the darker shading along the corolla tube of its mauve-lavender flowers with contrasting magenta calyces. The colourful flowers, offset against small emerald green foliage, appear throughout the year in bursts, peaking in summer and autumn, especially i...
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TEUCRIUM BETONICUM
TEUCRIUM BETONICUM
PLANTS: PTBE
A small to medium evergreen shrub with both foliage and flower appeal year-round. Soft sage-green leaves with ruffled margins clothe a dense shrub, complemented by small spikes of purple flowers held aloft the foliage through spring and summer. A tough drought and frost tolerant long-term performer in the grey garden or dry border in full sun or...
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TEUCRIUM HETEROPHYLLUM
TEUCRIUM HETEROPHYLLUM
PLANTS: PTEH
A low-growing silver shrub from the Canary Islands, smothered in burnt orange flowers during the warmer months. Orange-red tubular flowers are displayed from late winter until early summer, aging to a blood red. ...
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VARIEGATED SAGE
VARIEGATED SAGE
PLANTS: PVSA
A must for the herb garden because of its colour and flavour. Golden leaves with dark-green splashes provide contrast in the garden year round. Grow somewhere sunny and don't over water as the flavour is best when it...
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A mid-sized compact mound, as dense as mercury, with feathery aromatic foliage that provides the perfect silver contrast to all cottage flowers. Tolerant of high winds and salt spray, ‘Powis Castle’ makes an effective hedge if given a hard prune every spring to keep it compact. The essential low maintenance garden backbone for pastel colour sche...
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AEONIUM 'VELOUR'
AEONIUM 'VELOUR'
PLANTS: PAVE
Another aeonium from the `Atropurpureum' stable from which the jet black `Schwarzkopf' was selected. This one has a more rounded form with compact rosettes that retain a green centre - a vivid contrast to the deep ...
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BAY TREE
BAY TREE
PLANTS: WBAT
Popular for its aromatic deep green leaves which are best-known as an essential ingredient in casseroles and bolognese. Plant as a feature tree, hedge or clip for topiary. Drought and salt-tolerant once establish...
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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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CAPER BUSH
CAPER BUSH
PLANTS: PCAPE
Revelling in scorching, dry heat, this Mediterranean gourmet delight will start to produce the flower buds (which can be pickled or dry salted) in its second year. Produces up to 8kg of buds when mature. One year ...
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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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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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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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