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Best instant spring flowering plants


July 28, 2022


Searles Gardening Team

Spring is the time of year where plants burst into full bloom. With so many new choices on offer how do you choose the best spring colour flowers to plant? Here are the best flowers to plant for spring flower in the garden.

Spring is the time of year when plants burst into full bloom. With so many new choices, how do you choose the best spring-coloured flowers to plant? Here are the best flowers to plant for spring flowers in the garden.

1. Bidens 'Rockstar' Bidens ferulifolia

The plant bears bright yellow flowers in profusion all through the season. In warmer areas, they flower right through the year. Their blossoms are more enormous and have a more extended blooming period than other types. They grow best in full sun.

The bright golden splashes of colour contrast against other smaller shrubs and flower borders. Plant in pots for patio colour and garden pot combinations. Size: 25cm high x 20-30cm wide.

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Bidens

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Azalea

2. Azaleas

Gardens look magnificent as they come alive for spring. One particularly dazzling spring performer is the azalea. Many types of azaleas flourish in various lighting conditions, from full sun positions to shaded areas. This gives an excellent range of azaleas to choose from to suit almost any area of your garden.

Enquire at your local garden centre for the best suitable varieties and see what’s new in Azaleas. Azalea Alphonse Anderson is a classic bloom performer.

3. Calibrachoa

Calibrachoa is like the smaller, lively cousin of petunias. These cute flowers perch on vibrant green leaves that spill over pots and hanging baskets.

If you're looking to jazz up your garden, consider planting Calibrachoa. They're fantastic for hanging baskets and pots on your patio or filling up a flower bed with bursts of colour. These little guys adore the sun, and when you feed them some Searles Liquid Flourish Blooms & Foliage Plant Food, they reward you with lots of flowers.

Keep an eye out for the fancy Calibrachoa 'Holy Moly' – it's the new star in town, and you can find it at your favourite store. So, if you want your garden to pop with a playful colour, try Calibrachoa!

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Calibrachoa

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden lavender

4. Lavender

Lavender is a personal favourite among Australian gardeners. This plant can grow well in many climates and garden styles, making it a popular choice among flowering plants. Lavender plants are known for their prolific blooms, and modern varieties exhibit increased resistance to common pests and diseases. As you walk through your garden, lavender will greet you with its heavenly scent.

The versatility of lavender knows no bounds. It adapts seamlessly to various garden settings, making it a versatile and beloved addition to Australian gardens.

Lavender's appeal goes way beyond its looks, thanks to its profuse blooms and increased ability to fend off bugs and diseases. This plant will generously impart a delightful fragrance as you wander your garden.

5. Callistemon & Grevilleas

Consider adding some Callistemon and grevilleas to your garden to bring more wildlife into your garden. Native birds find these Australian natives irresistible due to their abundant blooms bursting with vibrant colours.

Good garden centres carry Grevillea 'Little Robyn' and Callistemon 'Betka Beauty'. They will make your garden look nice and attract birds. The flowers and blossoms of these plants are attractive and filled with nectar. They will bring life to your garden and attract wildlife.

Additionally, they will add beauty and biodiversity to your outdoor area. So, if you're a nature enthusiast, these native plants are a fantastic choice to breathe life and colour into your garden.

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Callistemon Betka Beauty

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Grevillea Little Robyn

6. Bambino Bougainvilleas

Bambino Bougainvilleas are beautiful flowers that bring bursts of vibrant colour to gardens all year round, captivating garden lovers. These unique plants keep growing and blooming beautifully even when the rest of the garden stops. Their unwavering commitment to flowering throughout the year has earned them a special place in the hearts of many gardeners.

One of the remarkable traits of Bambino Bougainvilleas is their adaptability to dry climates. These tiny plants thrive in dry and sunny conditions, and that's when they display their most stunning flowers.However, remember to give them a sip of water occasionally to ensure they stay vibrant and healthy!

Bambino Bougainvilleas are popular in gardening for several reasons. People love them for their year-round beauty and ability to survive in dry areas. Additionally, they are suitable for small gardens.

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Bambino Bougainvilleas

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Osteospermum Spring Day

7. Osteospermum & Daisies

For instant colour in spring, it is hard to go past osteospermum and everlasting daisies. They are compact, provide instant colour and can make quick gap fillers and dazzle as patio potted colour. Plant them in full sun for better flowering, and water them regularly. Look out for the new release of Osteospermum 'Spring Day'.

8. Mandevilleas

Mandevilla (sometimes called Dipladenia) is a lush, tropical climber that flowers flamboyantly all year round in warmer climates. Hardy and versatile, it flowers in deep burgundy and scarlet shades through all shades of pink and white. It is excellent in large pots, bringing an instant lush, tropical look to poolsides and outdoor entertaining areas. Give it a sunny position for best flowering, rich, well-drained soil and plenty of moisture during the growing season.

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Mandevilla

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Jasmine

9. White or pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum)

White or pink Jasmine, or Jasminum polyanthum, is a lovely vine. It has fragrant white flowers that bloom in gardens during the spring and summer. This charming climber is renowned for its versatile nature, serving multiple roles in garden landscapes.

Jasmine is a versatile plant that can serve multiple purposes in a garden. You can use it to cover walls, block heat, or grow in pots. Additionally, people know it for its beauty.

One of the most remarkable attributes of Jasmine is its ease of cultivation. These vigorous vines are great for many gardens, so experienced and new gardeners like them.

Beyond their visual appeal, its enchanting scent truly sets Jasmine apart. The pleasant smell of Jasmine flowers fills the air, creating a lovely experience for anyone who walks by. White or pink Jasmine plants are versatile, easy to care for, and have a lovely scent. They add beauty and a nice atmosphere to gardens.

10. Impatiens

Gardeners love impatiens, also known as "busy lizzies," for their pretty and bright flowers that add colour to gardens. These flowers can grow well in different types of soil.

They are easy to take care of. You can add them to any garden. Their adaptability and ease of care make them an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.

One of the most delightful aspects of impatiens is their stunning visual impact when planted en masse. Their beautiful flowers can turn any garden into a colourful and vibrant haven.

Impatiens are popular plants for gardens. They have lots of flowers that last a long time. People who like gardening find them beautiful and easy to take care of.

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Impatiens

Instant Spring Flower colour in the garden Impatiens