Landscape designer Andrea Cochran uses drought-tolerant plants from around the world in her work. In this Geyserville, California yard, she chose a low-watering Australian herb, Lomandra, to frame the Cor-Ten steel staircase.
Banksia blechnifolia is a species of prostrate shrub in the plant genus Banksia. Found in sandy soils in the south coastal region of Western Australia in the vicinity of Lake King, it is non-lignotuberous, regenerating by seed after bushfire
Australian Tree Fern (Cyathea cooperi 'Brentwood') Need something lush to fill that empty spot? Here's your answer. This fern's formidable stature and upward-arching fronds say, "Look at me." It's a great choice for sunrooms and foyers. Keys to success: This guy loves regular moisture and won't forgive you if you forget. Bright light is a must, but if the frond edges start to brown, find a shadier spot. Mist the trunk and fronds frequently.