Australia has a diverse and unique native flora. It has been estimated that there are up to 25,000 different plant species in Australia. With this wealth of amazing plant material at our disposal it is difficult to understand why we do not use more natives for floral displays in our homes.
Native plants have their main flowering period over winter and spring. However with careful selection you can manage to have bountiful or exquisite floral displays all year round.
At the beginning of winter the flowers of Banksias, Wattles, and Native Daphnes make welcome additions in our homes providing colour and fragrance.
With the arrival of spring a bounty full of native flowers is at our disposal for creative use in the home. The fragrance of Boronias, Wax flowers and Scented Paperbark fill the air whilst the bold and colourful displays of some of our iconic native plants take centre stage. Our Waratah, Bottlebrush, and Tea-trees flower with such abundance that they cannot be ignored when selecting material for displays. The beauty of our local Flannel Flower inspires all who see.
As Christmas approaches, Kangaroo Paws, NSW Christmas Bush, our local Mint Bush, and Baeckeas put on a show for us.
Foliage and other produce from our gardens are welcome additions to floral displays. A rich choice of foliage, fruit, nuts, and barks are available from our native plants to complement and enhance any creative endeavour.
Having our homes surrounded by native plants adds colour and vibrance, and brings a bounty of birds and their songs to enrich your soul.
Some Beautiful flowering species include…
Acacia spp (Wattle)
Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower)
Alyogyne huegelii (Native Hibiscus)
Anigozanthos species (Kangaroo Paw)
Baeckea virgata (Tall Baeckea)
Bracteantha spp (Everlasting)
Callistemon spp (Bottlebrush)
Ceratopetalum gummiferum (NSW Christmas Bush)
Correa spp (Native Fuschia)
Hardenbergia spp (False Sarsaparilla)
Isopogon spp (Drumsticks)
Leptospermum spp (Tea Tree)
Melaleuca spp (Paperbark)
Philotheca spp (Native Daphne)
Prostanthera spp (Mint Bush)
Protea spp (Sugarbush)
Telopea spp (Waratah)
Westringia spp (Native Rosemary)