This directory will help you find waterwise plants that grow best where you live.
- Are adapted to our climate
- Require less maintenance
Did you know we use almost half of our household water in our gardens? So choosing waterwise plants makes sense – they're low-fuss and they look great!
Think about grouping plants with similar watering needs so you can create a beautiful garden and water more efficiently.
Let’s Stay Waterwise WA and take some small steps to see big water savings!
Waterwise plant criteria
The criteria for plants in the directory includes:
- If it is located in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Northern Goldfields or Interior, then waterwise is used to indicate that once the plant is established in improved soil it will only need at most, watering every four days during summer and less during cooler months.
- For the remainder of WA, waterwise is used to indicate that once the plant is established in improved soil it will only need watering once a week during summer and less frequently, if at all, during cooler months.
Plants and weeds
Some plants have the potential to be considered a weed in some places. Please check the notes on each plant description page for any concerns.
Read our weed policy
Design and plant selection for bushfire
Many waterwise plants can also be used in gardens in high bushfire risk areas.
Landscaping for bushfire