Gardening and Planting Calendar - Australian Climates - Winter Flowers

Gardening and planting calendar for winter - for Australian climates


 

Herbs, Vegies & Fruit Flowers & Ornamentals

 

Flowers & Ornamentals

Subtropical (includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW)


FLOWERS – before spring, fertilise roses with Searles Rose & Flower Food and dig in a small amount of 5IN1™ Organic Fertiliser. Fertilise azaleas and flowering bulbs.
Sow calendula, cornflower, dianthus, kale, lobelia, nemesia, pansy, phlox, statice, strawflower and viola. 


Wet & Dry Tropical (includes: North Queensland, NT & WA)


FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, celosia, chrysanthemum,  cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, dianthus, everlasting daisy, gaillardia, gazania, geranium, gerbera, impatiens, kangaroo paw, African marigold, French marigold, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, torenia, verbena, wallflower and zinnia.


Dry Inland (includes: Arid or Outback areas)


FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, carnation, celosia, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, coleus, cosmos, dahlia, dianthus, everlasting daisy, gaillardia, gazania, geranium, gerbera, impatiens, kangaroo paw, African marigold, French Marigold, nasturtium, petunia, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, sunflower, torenia, verbena, wallflower and zinnia.


Temperate (includes: Sydney, coastal NSW & Victoria)


FLOWERS – plant pansies, violas, cineraria, calendula, dianthus, lobelia, snapdragon, stock and poppies for winter colour. Small native shrubs such as leptospermum and grevillea can be planted now and are a good option for a difficult spot as they are tough and tolerate dry conditions. 
Sow candytuft, cornflower, delphinium, English daisy, godetia, hollyhock, larkspur, linaria, lupin, nemesia, nigella, phlox, polyanthus, primula, schizanthus, statice, strawflower, sweet pea and wallflower.


Cool & Southern Tablelands (includes: Melbourne, Tasmania & cool highlands)


FLOWERS – plant alyssum, aquilegia, begonia, calendula, cineraria, cornflower, delphinium, dianthus, erigeron, foxglove, geranium, hollyhock, larkspur, lobelia, nemesia, pansy, polyanthus, poppy, primula, ranunculus, snapdragon, stock and viola. 


Mediterranean (includes: Adelaide & Perth)


FLOWERS – plant ageratum, alyssum, cineraria, cleome, cyclamen, forget-me-not, Iceland poppy, lobelia, lupin, marigold, pansy, petunia, phlox, primula, stock, verbena, wallflower and zinnia. 


Winter Flower Planting Guide by temperate zones Australia

Information courtesy of About the Garden magazine website - www.aboutthegarden.com.au