Flowering plants can bring vibrancy and variety to your garden. From perennials to annuals, our diverse collection of flowering plants can help enrich your home garden.
What are the best garden flowers?
The best garden flowers for Queensland would be ones that enjoy a lot of sun. Lavender and Hibiscus are both full sun perennials which suits them well to this climate. Suitable annuals to grow in pots or sunny borders include sunflowers, marigolds and zinnias. Part of the joy of gardening is learning about new flowers and adding them to your garden. Once your garden is settled in, you’ll know what parts get sun or shade and how to choose the best garden flowers!
Which flowers come back every year?
While annuals must be planted each year, only to die at season’s end, if you plant a perennial once, you’ll enjoy its return year after year. Perennials are a great investment to get the most out of your garden budget, coming back year after year. They also bloom for a shorter period of time early, mid-season or later in the season, with their flowering period lasting for a few weeks or so. They typically take a few years to get established, so don’t fret if they seem lackluster the first year or two. During this time, they’re setting down a root system to return bigger and better each year. Popular perennials include Montauk daisies, Coneflowers and Salvia.
What are the 10 most popular flowers?
As we’re in Australia, let’s start with the natives, the most popular include bottlebrushes, kangaroo paws and grevilleas. Outside of that, other popular flowers include echinaceas, dahlias, agapanthus and gardenias. The rose is the world’s most popular and acclaimed flower; with the freshest smell and delicate appearance. In Australia, hydrangeas and orchids have been some of the most popular flowers in our gardens for many years.
What is the easiest flower to grow?
It’s easier than you think to grow beautiful flowers! You just need to stick with these tried-and-true varieties and follow basic care rules. Read the plant tag or description, and don’t forget to give them the kind of light they need. Don’t worry, if you’re still developing your green thumb there are plenty of flowers that are easy to grow. Some easy flowers to grow in Australia include sweet peas, frangipanis and nasturtiums. Aside from the Australian favourites, there are plenty more easy-to-grow flowers that will help you gain confidence in the garden. Easy annuals such as sunflowers and zinnias are simple to start from seed, perennials require little care and return year after year.