Winter flowering plants for the Australian Garden
Winter flowering plants will vary in flowering time depending on location and even micro climate. However with lots of flowers and color available in a great range of plants you should have little trouble in finding some winter flowering plants suitable for your location
No garden should be without some winter flowering plants. And with a wide choice of both Australian native and exotic species, plants for all situations are available.
In Australia the list of winter flowering plants is long and varied. The Australian native plants such as the Qualup Bell (pictured below right) are unique, And of course plants such as Daphne, Hellebores and Camellias are well known for the winter flowers.
The classic snowdrops and snowflakes Galanthus and Acis, with pretty white flowers certainly have the right name, however their is still a lot more.
A lesser known species also offer us color in winter, such as Mahonia with its great yellow flowers on those cold winter mornings.
And for fragrance, Luculia pinceana – ‘Pink Spice’, with is wonderful pink flowers and great perfume, this small tree has a lot to offer. Daphne odora, is still one of the best winter flowering small shrubs for fragrance, and of course Chimonanthus (wintersweet) is another that lives up to its name.
Best Winter Flowering Plants
Check with your local nursery for flowering times and to see which plants are suitable for your area.
- Xerochrysum bracteatum (Australian paper daisies)
- Strelitzia reginae (Bird of paradise)
- Alyogyne huegelii (Native hibiscus)
- Pyrostegia venusta (Flame creeper)
- Salvia species
- Luculia gratissima
- Garrya eliptica
- Hakea laurina
- Kunzea baxteri
- Hardenbergia violaceaa
- Chamelaucium uncinatum
- Brachysema celcianum
- Chaenomeles speciosa (Flowering Quince)
- Pimelea physodes (Qualup bell)
- Galanthus (snowdrops)
- Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet)
- Osmanthus fragrans
Also of interest for the winter garden are Silver Foliage Plants great for adding adding colour to the garden