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Using Xeric plants, aka drought tolerant or hardy plants, in your landscape is not just a water-wise decision, it’s part of a responsible solution to help reduce outdoor water consumption. To help you on your journey to create a drought tolerant landscape, the Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) offer visitors to the garden a free Xeric seed packet, seedling or cutting.
A new seed packet, seedling or cutting will be unveiled on the first Wednesday of each month. To find out what's being featured, please visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/BWSHXG, Twitter at @BWSHonolulu or visit our website at www.boardofwatersupply.com. If you don't have access to a computer or social media and need more information, you may call Halawa Xeriscape Garden at (808) 748-5315.
To receive your complimentary seed packet, seedling or cutting, and information sheet about your future plant's origin, care and facts, visit the garden at 99-1268 Iwaena Street, Aiea HI 96701, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The month of September features the Pregnant Onion bulb, also known as Albuca brecteata, which is an ornamental that grows about 36 to 48 inches tall and blooms late spring to early summer. They enjoy partial to full sun and well-drained soil. Water one to two times once a week in container and natural rain if planted in ground
Visitors receive one seed packet per household, while supplies last.
View an album of pictures and fact sheets for past Xeric seeds of the month.
The BWS and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden service the community with conservation workshops, garden tours, volunteer opportunities, and a fabulous annual plant sale! Native Hawaiian and drought-tolerant plants have been featured at the Xeriscape Garden since September 1989.
Xeriscaping consists of 7 simple principles that promote water conservation through planning and design, efficient irrigation, minimal turf usage, soil improvements, wise plant selection, appropriate mulching and good maintenance. A Xeric landscape takes advantage of the natural environment, saves water, time and money for Oahu’s homeowners.