Pennisetum alopecuroides PENNSTRIPE™ PAV300) is a compact variegated grass with feathery plumes; 45cm high x 45cm wide; grows in full sun to part shade; suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Tolerates frost, humidity and drought. Non-invasive to bushland - does not seem to set viable seed
Sea Lavender (Limonium ‘Perezii Blue’) is an evergreen perennial Sea Lavender prefers to grow in a sunny position, in well-drained, sandy soil. Its tolerance to sea spray and low rainfall make it an excellent choice for seaside and low-maintenance gardens, rockeries and perennial borders.
Velvety kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos ‘Orange Cross’ and Bush Gems series) add spicy color against golden grasses in a garden in Tiburon, California, designed by Arterra Landscape Architects (arterrallp.com). The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.
Thuja Emerald The Perfect Fast-Growing Privacy Hedge Compact grower to 7-8' tall Thuja Emerald thrives in full sun to part shade Easily adapts to sandy or heavy clay soils Plant in groups of 6, 12, or 24 for best results Plant 2-3' apart for fast hedge Jumbo 22" tall specimens for quicker results!
6 Drought Tolerant Perennials for My Secret Garden