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Winter Flowers Planting Guide by Regional Zones

What colour will grow in your garden this Winter? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your  zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying. 

Happy Winter Gardening!

Subtropical

(includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW)

FLOWERS – Sow pansies, violas, primulas, kalanchoe, snapdragons, marigolds, poppies, calendula, osteospermum, cornflower, dianthus, kale, lobelia, nemesia, hippeastrums, kniphofia, phlox, statice, strawflower, amaranthus, cosmos, gomphrena, portulaca, salvia, sunflower, torenia and zinnias for garden colour. Grevilleas, acacias, banksias and melaleucas will start blooming now. Camellias japonicas, magnolia, tabebuia, ozothamnus, gordonias, leptospermum, euphorbias, orange trumpet vine (Pyrostegia venusta) and poinsettias are also flowering. Before spring, fertilise roses with Searles Rose & Flower Food and dig in a small amount of 5IN1™ Organic Plant Food. Fertilise azaleas and flowering bulbs.

Wet & Dry Tropical

(includes: North Queensland, NT & WA)

FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, celosia, chrysanthemum,  cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, dianthus, everlasting daisy, gaillardia, gazania, geranium, gerbera, impatiens, kangaroo paw, African marigold, French marigold, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, torenia, verbena, wallflower and zinnia.

Dry Inland

(includes: Arid or Outback areas)

FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, celosia, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, dianthus, everlasting daisy, gaillardia, gazania, geranium, gerbera, impatiens, kangaroo paw, African marigold, French Marigold, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, torenia, verbena, wallflower and zinnia.

Temperate

(includes: Sydney, coastal NSW & Victoria)

FLOWERS – plant candytuft, cineraria, clarkia, delphinium, English daisy, godetia, hollyhock, larkspur, linaria, lobelia, lupin, nemesia, nigella, pansies, polyanthus, poppy, primula, schizanthus, snapdragon, statice, strawflower, stock, sweet pea, verbena, violas, sweet William & wallflower for winter colour. Magnolias, michelias and some grevilleas bloom in winter. Small native shrubs such as leptospermum and grevillea can be planted now and are a good option for a difficult spot as they are tough and tolerate dry conditions. 

Cool & Southern Tablelands

(includes: Melbourne, Tasmania & cool highlands)

FLOWERS – plant alyssum, aquilegia, begonia, calendula, cineraria, cornflower, delphinium, dianthus, erigeron, foxglove, geranium, hollyhock, larkspur, lobelia, nemesia, pansy, polyanthus, poppy, primula, ranunculus, snapdragon, stock and viola. 

Mediterranean

(includes: Adelaide & Perth)

FLOWERS – plant ageratum, alyssum, cineraria, cleome, cyclamen, forget-me-not, Iceland poppy, lobelia, lupin, marigold, pansy, petunia, phlox, primula, stock, verbena, wallflower and zinnia. 

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