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Free Xeric Seed of the Month for the Month of September at Halawa Xeriscape Garden



Complimentary seed packets or clippings are available for pick up each
Wednesday and Saturday between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

HONOLULU—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, each month the Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) and the Friends of Halawa Xeriscape Garden (FOHXG) offer visitors to the garden a free Xeric seed or seedling.

A new seed packet or clipping will be unveiled on the first Wednesday of each month. To find out what’s being featured, please visit Facebook at, Twitter at @BWSHonolulu or our website at 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 or clipping and information sheet about your future plant’s origin, care, and facts, you may visit the garden at 99-1268 Iwaena Street, Aiea HI 96701, on Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

This September (2017), visitors will receive Agapanthus seeds. Agapanthus are great for container gardens because their roots don’t mind fitting snugly in a pot. When planted in-ground they create spectacular borders for your garden beds or walkways.  They enjoy partial to full sun and when planted in the ground need only be watered once a week, in container twice a week. 

The BWS and the FOHXG 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. For more information on how you can take that first step in your xeric landscape journey, please visit,