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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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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. Bay can be planted as a feature tree, pruned to maintain compact height and width as a hedge and even clipped for topiary. Drought and salt-tolerant once established. Slow growing, they rarely reach their height potential, mak...
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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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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 '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 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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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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FOXGLOVE 'CANARY ISLAND'
FOXGLOVE 'CANARY ISLAND'
PLANTS: WISC
Rarely offered for sale, this is a star of the Diggers range. Valued for its spectacular, long-flowering performance throughout summer, the Canary Island Foxglove is hard to beat for its elegant deep antique-golden to orange foxglove-like flowers on spikes up to 30cm, beautifully offset by its deep green, lance shaped foliage around reddish-brow...
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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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HONEY BUSH
HONEY BUSH
PLANTS: WHOB
Arching fans of fringed leaves up to 30cm across create an impressive sculpture. Columns of deep crimson-red flowers rich in nectar are produced on one-year-old wood.
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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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MEXICAN SAGE
MEXICAN SAGE
PLANTS: PSALE
Not only are the flowers constructed from intensely magenta-purple velvet, the foliage is crinkled sage-grey on one side and cotton wool on the other. A garden winner with both excellent flower and foliage ...
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PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PHLOMIS 'LEMON BLUSH'
PLANTS: PPHI
Masses of soft yellow-primrose hooded flowers, faintly blushed pink, are held in whorls along upright spires during spring and occasionally in summer. The soft felted grey-green heart-shaped leaves with softer grey edges and undersides form a dense, handsome foliage mound all year, providing a great foil for other colourful perennials. Thriving ...
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PINK VALERIAN
PINK VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAR
This old-world favourite valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of sweetly scented reddish-pink flowers over a long period. The colourful display and blue-green fleshy foliage combine well with most cottage plants, particularly spring flowering bearded iris. Centranthus will repeat flower in autumn if trimmed back after its pea...
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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 AZUREA
SALVIA AZUREA
PLANTS: PSAAZ
Mass flowers of the softest sky-blue are the reward for even the laziest gardener. The heavenly blue flowers, on erect green flowering stems, are held above linear grey-green foliage, providing a perfect landing for bees and beneficial insects. Flowering in full sun during summer and peaking in autumn, this herbaceous perennial dies down over wi...
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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 flowe...
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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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SEA LAVENDER
SEA LAVENDER
PLANTS: PSEL
With everlasting, purple-blue papery flowers aging to white, the Sea Lavender is known for its tough, resilient nature and ability to produce flowers all year. Its leathery, wavy foliage makes a handsome evergreen mound above which tall flower spikes float the colourful flat topped flowerheads, like a sea of lavender. This versatile plant will t...
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SEA LAVENDER 3 PACK
SEA LAVENDER 3 PACK
PLANTS: PSEL3
With everlasting papery purple-blue flowers fading to white with age, the Sea Lavender can flower all year. This plant will take all the heat and drought that our southern summers can dish out. A must for all ...
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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 above the foliage through spring and summer. A tough dry and frost tolerant long-term performer in the grey garden or dry border in full sun or lig...
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TEUCRIUM MARUM
TEUCRIUM MARUM
PLANTS: PTEM
A compact, evergreen silver-foliaged plant, valued for its neat, mounding form and resilient nature, thriving in tough, dry and exposed gardens. Commonly known as Cat Thyme, this low growing Teucrium variety can be easily shaped to form tight balls or allowed to flower with its contrasting, one sided spikes of petite mauve-pink flowers. Flowerin...
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THYME 'CREEPING PINK'
THYME 'CREEPING PINK'
PLANTS: PTCP
An edible and decorative ground cover thyme that forms a carpet of flowers from mid-summer. Popular with bees and butterflies, this hardy ground cover is as at home in the herb garden as it is among summer flowering perennials.
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SUMMER MINI PLOT VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SUMMER MINI PLOT VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SEEDS: SMINIS
A selection of warm season crops including one packet each of Tomato 'Tommy Toe', Lettuce Heirloom Mix, Silverbeet Five Colour Mix, Cucumber 'Spacemaster', Carrot Heirloom Mix, Sweet Corn 'Golden Bantam' (2 packs), Bean 'Italian Romano' and Zucchini 'Black Beauty'. 9 packets of seed.
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BACKYARD TABLEGRAPES COLLECTION
BACKYARD TABLEGRAPES COLLECTION
PLANTS: WGRCO3
Grow a bounty of sumptuous tables grapes with this selection of the best of the best fruit for eating fresh or drying into sweet and healthy sultanas. Includes 1 cane each of Gordo Muscat, Crimson Seedless and Sultana (3 Plants).
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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 Kale 'Red Russian' and Broccoli 'Green Sprouting' seeds to get your garden started.
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