Species Appropriate for the Hottest Parts of Your Garden

Native and tropical plants are a great addition to any garden; however, considering what species of plants can survive in a Perth backyard without requiring watering every day is an important step to establishing a healthy garden. Plants suited to Perth’s climate require less water and overall maintenance.  

Below is a list of a few popular Australian natives, West Australian natives, and exotic plant species that are perfect for Perth gardens – even in the hottest and driest corners of your yard.

Australian Natives
  1. Woolly Daisy Bush (Olearia lanuginosa)
  2. Creeping Boobialla (Myoporum parvifolium)
  3. Coastal Wattle (Acacia lasiocarpa)
  4. NSW Christmas Bush (Ceratopetalum gummiferum)
  5. Native Fuchsia (Correa Federation Bell)
Exotic
  1. Dragon Plant, Mauritian Dragon Tree (Dracaena marginata)
  2. French Lavender, Toothed Lavender (Lavandula dentate)
  3. Seaside Daisy (Erigeron karvinskianus)
  4. Japanese Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta)
  5. Pony Tail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvate)
West Australian Natives
  1. Amber Velvet / Velvet Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos hybrid ‘amber velvet’)
  2. Aussie Flat Bush (Rhagodia spinescens)
  3. Bingo White (Agapanthus hybrid)
  4. Double Gold (Gazania hybrid)
  5. Macarthur (Callistemon viminalis)

References:  
The Greenscape collective (2021). ‘The six best Australian native plants for waterwise Perth garden designs’ Available at: https://thegreenscapecollective.com.au/the-6-best-australian-native-plants-for-waterwise-perth-garden-designs/ (Accessed 29 June 2022). 
Water Corporation (2021).‘Waterwise plant details’ Available at: https://www.watercorporation.com.au/Waterwise/Waterwise-plants/Waterwise-Plant-Details?plantId=b1664c0b-9d90-40cc-bc45-bd1629fa98e6 (Accessed 29 June 2022).

Image sources:
Revive Landscaping (n.d.). ‘softscapes: clever, sustainable garden design & landscaping ideas for perth homes’ Available at http://revivelandscaping.com.au/our-services/softscapes/ (Accessed 29 June 2022).
IndiGrow (2018). ‘Myoporum Parvifolium – Creeping Boobialla’ Available at: https://www.indigigrow.com.au/product-page/myoporum-parvifolium-creeping-boobialla (Accessed 29 June 2022).
Coromandel Native Nursery (n.d.). ‘Amber VelvetAvailable at https://www.natives.net.au/ (Accessed 29 June 2022).
Gardens Online (n.d.).‘Plant Finder’ Available at: https://www.gardensonline.com.au/gardenshed/plantfinder/show_1215.aspx (Accessed 29 June 2022).