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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ARISTEA MAJOR
ARISTEA MAJOR
PLANTS: PARM
Spires of saucer shaped lilac-purple flowers rise above stiffly upright evergreen foliage. An ultimate plant for Australian conditions. Flowers Nov to Dec.
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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 '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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FIG 'DIGGERS PURPLE HEART'
FIG 'DIGGERS PURPLE HEART'
PLANTS: WFRR
Donated to Diggers by Cheryl Dingle, a Diggers member from regional Victoria. Cheryl's tree came from a cutting from a farm in Alexandra, and was reported to have been brought into Australia by a Spanish or Italian immigrant in the late 1800s. Cheryl named it 'The Heart Fig' after the distinctive heart-shaped leaf, and described it as 'the Rolls...
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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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GREEK OREGANO
GREEK OREGANO
PLANTS: PORV
Oregano is closely related to marjoram but has a coarser texture and a stronger flavour. Greek Oregano, known locally as `rigani', has very pungent dried flower-tops that are most commonly used in Greek cooking. The dried leaves are a classic ingredient of `mixed herbs' where they help give `body' to the flavour of dishes. Another easy-to-grow h...
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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, grown for its thicker velvety leaves, which form a dense, rapidly spreading and wee...
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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 high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en masse. 'Grosso' is heat and frost tolerant and adored by bees.
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LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
PLANTS: PLAH
Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact silvery-leaved shrub throughout spring and summer. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is a favourite of oil producers but is equally valuable as a garden plant that thrives in the harshest of summers. Dry-tolerant and adored by bees, this hardy lavender also performs ...
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LEMON THYME
LEMON THYME
PLANTS: PTHL
A lemony version of this popular garden staple, the fragrant foliage is perfectly paired with fish or poultry dishes. Masses of pink spring blossoms attract the bees while the foliage deters the bad bugs.
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LORD HOWE 'WEDDING LILY'
LORD HOWE 'WEDDING LILY'
PLANTS: PDIRO
This rare plant, known to botanists for years, is now available to gardeners. Endemic to Lord Howe Island and known as the Wedding Day Lily, it is a botanical curio with its closest relatives native to South Africa. Impressive pure white flowers last only one perfect day but fortunately there are many blooms over a 4-6 week period in spring and ...
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ORIGANUM 'KENT BEAUTY'
ORIGANUM 'KENT BEAUTY'
PLANTS: PORR
This hardy groundcover is smothered in delicate hop like bracts during late summer. Chartreuse bracts are flushed pink on the sunny side, and overlap to form a beautiful cascading display. Heart shaped pairs of blue-grey leaves clothe the trailing stems. This ornamental oregano is at home in dry soil beneath summer loving shrubs.
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ROCK SAMPHIRE
ROCK SAMPHIRE
PLANTS: WROS
Popular with sailors to prevent scurvy in the 17th century, this seaside native is high in vitamin C and was pickled to preserve it for long trips. Not only edible, it’s a striking drought-tolerant ground cover too! As the species name suggests, this plant will thrive in coastal gardens, forming a tight ground cover in rocky cracks and sandy soi...
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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. Striking rust-brown flowers emerge from soft yellow buds, which provide a contrast to the small aromatic grey-green leaves. This dense evergreen shrub clips well, suitable for a screen, hedge or feature in a fu...
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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 provides the perfect foil for these amazing near-black velvet flowers which are a talking point in any garden.
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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 dry-tolerant or gravel gardens, it copes well in tough cond...
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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. They peak in summer and autumn, especially ...
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SEDUM 'AUTUMN JOY'
SEDUM 'AUTUMN JOY'
PLANTS: PSEAU
This succulent plant, with flat-topped broccoli-like heads, has a mass of stiff upright flowering stems from summer to late autumn. A chameleon of the plant world, ‘Autumn Joy’ flowers undergo a radiant colour change as the season progresses. From chartreuse buds, pale-pink stars open during late summer, then gradually darken to a rich copper-re...
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SEDUM 'BERTRAM ANDERSON'
SEDUM 'BERTRAM ANDERSON'
PLANTS: PSEBE
A stunning deep purple-foliaged ground cover with star-shaped pink flowers held in umbels. The perfect contrast against grey foliage plants and ideal positioned at the front of garden beds and borders. With maroon stems and clusters of pale pink flowers, this sedum makes a fascinating display in any garden or vase. This variety takes on wonderfu...
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SEDUM 'MATRONA'
SEDUM 'MATRONA'
PLANTS: PSEMA
With distinctive upright, maroon stems and clusters of pale pink late summer flowers, this sedum makes an eye-catching display in any garden or vase. This variety takes on wonderful russet colours during autumn, when pale-pink flowerheads fade to reddish-brown, providing continued interest through winter. A wonderful complement to grasses, best ...
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SEDUM SIEBOLDII
SEDUM SIEBOLDII
PLANTS: PSESI
A brilliant ground cover for the rock garden or dry border, with attractive silver-blue scalloped foliage. It forms a carpet of colour, bearing clusters of star-shaped bright pink flowers in clusters on the end of branches in late summer. Suitable for planting in hanging baskets or on a green (energy-smart) roof.
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SEDUM 'VERA JAMESON'
SEDUM 'VERA JAMESON'
PLANTS: PSEV
The smoky blue-green to burgundy succulent foliage of this sedum makes it an unusual ground cover or edging plant, especially useful in dry sun-baked areas. Flowering occurs from late summer, attracting bees to its masses of tiny star-like dusky-pink flowers across flattened heads on elevated stems.
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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. Stamens protrude from each flower, giving a feathery appearance. A tough sun loving plant, that can be clipped into a stunning silver h...
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TRADESCANTIA 'PURPLE HEART'
TRADESCANTIA 'PURPLE HEART'
PLANTS: WPUT
A striking foliage plant that's perfect for even the toughest locations. Plant in full sun to bring out the most intense magenta-purple colour in the foliage. An excellent spreading plant for rockeries and rough conditions, it can also be grown in pots and hanging baskets. Dry- tolerant once established.
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ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCITLH
Pick oranges all year round with this long harvest collection. Includes one plant each of Navel ‘Washington’, with fruit from May to September, Navel ‘Lane’s Late’ with fruit from September to December, and Valencia 'Delta Seedless' fruiting from September to March with fruit that stores on the tree for up to seven months.
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LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
HARDWARE: HLOP3
A tried and true design, popular with all Diggers gardeners. Safe to use with dirty tank or washing machine water, as it does not get blocked. Covers a diameter of 10m. Not for high pressure.
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
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