Your Guide to Native Australian Flowers

Australia is home to a vast array of unique native flowers, with over 25,000 species found throughout the country. Many of these flowers are endemic, meaning they’re not found anywhere else in the world. Some native Australian flowers, such as the Sturt's Desert Pea, have even become iconic symbols of our country.

Native Australian flowers have also been used for medicinal purposes by Indigenous Australians for thousands of years, highlighting their cultural and historical significance. Known for their unique beauty and diverse range of colours, shapes and sizes, native Australian flowers have adapted to Australia’s often harsh and dry climate, making them hardy and resilient plants. Due to their low-maintenance and drought-resistant properties, many native Australian flowers attract birds and other wildlife, making them great choices for eco-friendly gardens.

Australian native flower arrangements

With such a wide range of stunning blooms available, there’s no shortage of options for incorporating native Australian flowers into your garden or arrangements. Whether you’re looking to grow some in your own garden or want to arrange them in a gorgeous bouquet for a family member or friend, here’s our list of natives to choose from and when they bloom according to the months of the year.

  • Waratah: This large, vibrant red flower is the state floral emblem of New South Wales. You can find Waratahs blooming from late winter to early summer, from August to November.
  • Kangaroo Paw: This unique flower has furry, paw-like blooms in shades of red, yellow, and green. Kangaroo Paw generally blooms all year round.
  • Banksia: These cone-shaped flowers come in a range of colors, from yellow to orange to red. Depending on the species, you can find Banksia blooming during the autumn and winter months, as well as in the spring and summer months.
  • Sturt's Desert Pea: This striking flower has deep red petals and a black centre, and is the floral emblem of South Australia. Sturt’s Desert Pea usually blooms in the spring and summer months.
  • Grevillea: These flowers come in a range of colors and shapes, and are often used in landscaping for their hardiness and drought tolerance. You can find different species of Grevillea all year round, from June to November through to December to May.
  • Billy Buttons: These cheerful yellow flowers are shaped like little spheres, and are found in many parts of Australia. Because of their vibrant colour, they generally bloom from September to February to mark the warmer seasons.
  • Flannel Flower: This delicate white flower has a soft, velvety texture, and is native to New South Wales. Flannel Flowers bloom from September to February.
  • Wax Flower: These small, fragrant flowers come in shades of pink, purple, and white, and are often used in floral arrangements. Use Wax Flowers to add texture and scent to bouquets. These flowers burst into life from July to November.

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