Bring Life and Colour to your Winter Garden

S-IMG_4197Winter can be a dreary time of year – cold days, grey skies, icy winds. What better to warm your soul than to fill your garden with vibrant, life bringing colour. Native plants are a great way to do this, as many flower over the period from late autumn through to winter – a time when many exotic plants are drab and lifeless.

Planting winter flowering natives in your garden is great for our native birds and bees, as nectar feeding birds and insects rely on them for food over winter. There are a great range of native plants that flower over winter, giving you lots of choice for flower colour and plant habit.

Here is a list of some of our favourites.

Botanical NameCommon NameFlower Colour
Anigozanthos cvsKangaroo PawsVarious
Acacia speciesWattlesYellow-cream
Acacia fimbriata DwarfDwarf Fringe WattleCreamy-yellow
Alyogyne huegeliiNative HibiscusPurple
Banksia Giant CandlesBanksiaOrange
Banksia serrataOld Man BanksiaGreeny-Yellow
Banksia spinulosaHairpin BanksiaYellow-Orange
Brachyscome cvsRock DaisyVarious
Callistemon citrinusCrimson BottlebrushRed
Callistemon EndeavourRed BottlebrushRed
Callistemon White AnzacWhite BottlebrushWhite
Correa Winter BellsCorreaPale Pink
Grevillea speciesGrevilleaVarious
Grevillea barklyanaGully GrevilleaPink
Grevillea baueri DwarfGrevilleaRed
Grevillea Deua FlameGrevilleaRed
Grevillea Forest RamblerGrevilleaApricot
Grevillea John EvansGrevilleaRed
Grevillea lanigera prostrateWoolly GrevilleaPink
Grevillea Mt TamborithaWoolly GrevilleaPink
Grevillea Scarlet SpriteGrevilleaRed
Hardenbergia violaceaFalse SarsaparillaPurple or White
Leptospermum CardwellTea TreeWhite
Leptospermum Pink CascadeTea TreePink
Micromyrtus ciliataFringe MyrtleWhite to Pink
Ozothamnus cvsRice FlowerPink or White
Philotheca myoporoidesNative DaphneWhite
Philotheca ProfusionNative DaphneWhite with pale pink buds
Philotheca Winter RougeNative DaphneWhite with bright pink buds
Thryptomene F.C. PayneThryptomenePink
Westringia cvsNative RosmaryWhite or Purple