Use this directory to find the waterwise plants that will grow the best where you live.
Waterwise plant criteria
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.
*If you are 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, including Perth and the South West, waterwise is used to indicate that once the plant is established in improved soil it will only need watering once a week during summer or on your rostered watering days and less frequently, if at all, during cooler months.
During establishment or planting phase, some plants may need a bit more care and attention than others, which is why we have provided a handy 'Water rating' of either minimum maintenance, little maintenance or medium maintenance. For example, succulents will need minimal watering during establishment phase compared to a kangaroo paw.
Design and plant selection for bushfire
Many waterwise plants can also be used in gardens in high bushfire risk areas.
Landscaping for bushfire
An evergreen shrub in warmer weather but leaves may turn red and even drop during cold spells. Long, arching branches.
Small, spreading shrub with small bright green foliage and masses of golden-yellow ball flowers along the stems in spring.
A showy wattle that grows only 30–40 cm high with a spread to 3 metres. Bright golden-yellow flowers.