20 Drought Tolerant Australian Native Plants

Darren Rowse at ProBlogger, the writer of a Blog that I periodically check, has asked folk to make a list of whatever suits their own blog and pass on a link. Some of these activities don’t suit my blog at all but lists are a different matter. I am constantly making lists of plants and seeds and cuttings so, because we have had so little rain this winter, a list of some of my favourite drought tolerant (after establishment) plants seems appropriate. Photos can be seen here.

20 Drought Tolerant Australian Native Plants
Alyogyne huegelii -large shrub
Billardiera (was Sollya) heterophylla Fine leafed form, dark blue flowers -twiner
Callistemon phoeniceus -large shrub
Callistemon viminalis -large shrub
Calothamnus homolophyllus -small shrub
Correa ‘Pink Mist’ -small shrub
Correa reflexa ‘Sellicks Beach’ -small shrub
Eremophila glabra prostrate, red flowered, grey leaf form -ground cover
Eremophila hillii various flower colours -small shrub
Eremophila subteretifolia -ground cover
Goodenia varia -ground cover
Grevillea lavandulacea (Monarto Form)-small shrub
Grevillea ‘Winpara Gem’-medium shrub
Grevillea thelemanniana hybrid -medium shrub
Melaleuca hueglii -large shrub
Melaleuca incana variety ‘Nana’ -small shrub
Melaleuca glaberrimma -small to medium shrub
Nematolepis phebaleoides -small shrub
Olearia picridifolia -small shrub
Scholtzia oligandra -small shrub
Senna sturtii -small to medium shrub

I did have the photos linked to each species named, until I realised that for the programme being used, I needed to save all the photos to another category called Drought Tolerant Native Plants. That is the next job.


5 Responses to “20 Drought Tolerant Australian Native Plants”

  1. Vincent says:

    Nice job! Found your list through Problogger and while the Mallee is a bit far out of the way for a shopping trip (from Melbourne) I will certainly be using your site to plan changes to the garden. Not a lot of rain around here these days.

  2. Corinne says:

    No rain here either, Vincent. The subsoil has no moisture at all. I am planning to ‘raid’ some nurseries in the Melbourne area later in the year.

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  4. Bella says:

    this is a good site but i think it needs more wellknown plants. It has been very helpful as i have been designing a native garden that doesn’t have much water usage. thanks a load -Bella

  5. Corinne says:

    When I look at that list, they are well known plants in South Australia. I will need to do a list of other plants around the nation.

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