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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ACHILLEA 'TERRACOTTA'
ACHILLEA 'TERRACOTTA'
PLANTS: PACT
This variable achillea produces plate-like flowerheads 10cm across which open as a firey-orange and fade to yellow like sunset on water as the flowers age. An essential plant for our long summers, achilleas flower ...
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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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ALOE BUSH BABY YELLOW
ALOE BUSH BABY YELLOW
PLANTS: PALBB
With fine upright and soft green leaves combined with the clear yellow nectar-rich flowers, this compact Aloe deserves a spot in any frost-free garden. The flower spikes unfurl from the base to the tip creating a ...
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ANTHEMIS 'E.C. BUXTON'
ANTHEMIS 'E.C. BUXTON'
PLANTS: PANEC
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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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, soaking up the searing summer sun while keeping the soil cool and weed-free. Toss the piquant leaves into a salad.
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BAY TREE
BAY TREE
PLANTS: WBAT
Aromatic, deep green leaves 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 established. Prune to maintain ...
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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 it's ...
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CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
PLANTS: PCOSA
A vigorous ground cover to drape over rocks, spill down steep slopes, pour out of pots, or as a reliable ground cover in dry, sunny spots. The gently creeping leaves form a thick, living mulch and the cool, blue ...
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ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
ECHIUM 'HERONSWOOD PINK'
PLANTS: WECHP
Fat, hot-pink candles of flowers are produced over a compact silver shrub. Growing and flowering much like the familiar blue Pride of Madeira, except you can use this one with pastel colour combinations, even in the hottest ...
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EUPHORBIA 'SILVER SWAN'
EUPHORBIA 'SILVER SWAN'
PLANTS: PEUS
A striking foliage plant with grey-green leaves trimmed in silver, this euphorbia seems to shimmer in the garden when viewed from a distance. A neatly mounded habit suited to a variety of garden styles, the foliage ...
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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. ...
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MEADOW SAGE 'BLUE HILLS'
MEADOW SAGE 'BLUE HILLS'
PLANTS: PSANB
A compact variety of Meadow Sage, 'Blue Hills' produces low mounds of mauve-blue flowers, much adored by bees. Drought-tolerant once established, this floriferous salvia will reward you with flowers from ...
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PENSTEMON 'MIDNIGHT'
PENSTEMON 'MIDNIGHT'
PLANTS: PPEM
Ever-reliable and hardy, penstemons are invaluable in the garden. A striking addition to the garden, `Midnight' has deep velvet-purple flowers glow that in the summer evening light. Water regularly to promote vigorous ...
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SCABIOSA COLUMBARIA
SCABIOSA COLUMBARIA
PLANTS: PSCC
Pincushion is a reliable garden perennial with green, ferny foliage spreading comfortably across the ground forming an attractive living mulch. The pale-violet blooms sit atop near-invisible stems, creating the ...
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VARIEGATED SAGE
VARIEGATED SAGE
PLANTS: PVSA
A must for the herb garden, with the same culinary use as the more common Garden Sage, but with golden leaves with dark green splashes. A strong variegation that never reverts. Grow somewhere sunny and don't over water ...
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VARIEGATED SUN ROSE
VARIEGATED SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPTV
The perfect groundcover for sun-drenched slopes, soaking up the searing summer sun while keeping the soil cool and weed-free. This variegated form produces a silvery-green carpet, contrasting beautifully with bright ...
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VERBASCUM OLYMPICUM
VERBASCUM OLYMPICUM
PLANTS: PVEO
Producing a tower of yellow flowers on tall, sturdy stems in its second year, this striking biennial is suited to gravel gardens or drought- tolerant borders where it adds a dramatic vertical accent.
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A compact, low mound as dense as mercury that provides the perfect foliage contrast to all cottage flowers. Tolerant of high winds and salt spray, 'Powis Castle' makes an effective hedge if given a hard annual prune ...
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ACEROLA CHERRY
ACEROLA CHERRY
PLANTS: WACC
With cherry-like fruit with 65 times more vitamin C than oranges and attractive glossy green leaves, this plant should be more widely grown. A neat and hassle free indoor plant that can fruit up to 3 times a year! If ...
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ACHILLEA HELLA GLASHOFF
ACHILLEA HELLA GLASHOFF
PLANTS: PACHG
A stout, free-flowering yarrow producing a long display of flattened, lemon-yellow flowerheads. Provides a perfect foil when combined with agastache, catmint and meadow sage. Clumping mounds of ferny foliage are ...
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AGASTACHE APRICOT SPRITE
AGASTACHE APRICOT SPRITE
PLANTS: PAGAP
Brighten up your garden from mid-summer to autumn with this zesty apricot agastache. `Apricot Sprite' has a wonderful airy form, combining well with grasses and ground covers such as catmint and Convolvulus ...
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AGASTACHE 'BLUE FORTUNE'
AGASTACHE 'BLUE FORTUNE'
PLANTS: PAGBF
Elegant spikes laden with soft, powder-blue flowers are held over deliciously fragrant foliage for months on end. Wonderful in the dry summer garden when combined with the many apricot forms of hummingbird ...
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AGAVE 'SILVER TRIM'
AGAVE 'SILVER TRIM'
PLANTS: WAGS
A cool selection of agave with an icy-silver margin on the leaf giving this tough summer performer an edge in the garden. Agaves are the easiest of plants to grow and provide a `set-and-forget' textural focus either in ...
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PUMPKIN 'IRONBARK' ORGANIC
PUMPKIN 'IRONBARK' ORGANIC
SEEDS: S184
An iconic Australian heirloom that is as thick skinned as any polititcian making it our best storing pumpkin. Dense bright orange flesh is sweet and delicious when baked- always popular in our in house taste tests. A proud Australian contibution to the diverse world of Heirlooms. Australian blue skinned pumpkins have a global reputation. LIMITED...
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FRANKS' PEA (c. 1853) ORGANIC
FRANKS' PEA (c. 1853) ORGANIC
SEEDS: S1691
An heirloom made available through Diggers member May Barnes, this is a delectable snap pea while young which matures to an equally delicious shelling pea. A vigorous plant with spectacular mauve flowers, it's beautiful and edible. Yields 250g per plant. CIRCA 1853. LIMITED STOCK!
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2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
2 YEAR MEMBERSHIP AND FREE VEGIE SEEDS
Membership: MNE2VS
Join The Diggers Club for 2 years for $79, just $39.50 per year and you'll receive a FREE Vegetable Seed Collection which includes 1 packet each of Spring Onion Red, Tomato Tigerella, Beetroot Chioggia and Silverbeet 5 Colour mix. The normal price for this collection is $23.75. You'll also receive our 'Welcome to the Club'gift of 2 more free pac...
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