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Your Spring Flowers Guide For Melbourne

The mornings are crisp right now, and the days are getting longer. As the clouds are clearing (most of the time), it's a great time to prepare your garden for spring and consider what plants you want to grow.

The climate in Melbourne is unique, and some plants thrive more than others. We know how important it is to prepare your garden for spring, so we created this complete guide for planting in spring.

Choosing What Flowers To Plant

Would you like some advice about your garden or a particular plant? For many months to come, you will be rewarded with the beauty, colour, and fragrance of the flowers you plant in spring. It's the perfect time to plant favourites in Melbourne in September:

  • Foxgloves
  • Carnations
  • Lavender
  • Daisies
  • Marigolds
  • Snapdragons
  • Pansies
  • Dahlias

In particular, petunias and geraniums are in high demand. In addition to providing colour, you can use them for potted plants and hanging baskets. Sunflowers are a fantastic way to add colour and brightness to your garden, but if you live in a frost-prone area, wait until your soil is warm enough to plant. 

From September onward, you can plant the following flowers:

Alyssum: Available in white or pastel shades, alyssums look lovely in flower beds

Snapdragons: Named for their resemblance to the face of a dragon when squeezed

Asters: A daisy-like perennial with star-shaped flowers

Begonias: An excellent filler for shady, frost-free gardens

Carnations: a well-known, popular flower that is available in many colours and sizes

Celosia: Flame-like flower also known as Cock's comb

Chrysanthemums: A great plant for pots or gardens, they will add a great deal of colour to your landscape

Cinerarias: One of the sunflower family, with a white centre and an outer petal that is coloured

Cornflowers: A perennial flower that grows upright, they are a great option for difficult-to-access places

Gazanias: Similar to cinerarias in appearance, this plant grows well in summer as it is drought resistant

Impatiens: A bright and cheerful annual, you can use impatiens as bedding plants or border plants, or grow them in pot plants

There are many beautiful spring flowers that you expect to see in Spring, including at your Florist, so on top of enjoying these flowers in your garden, you can enjoy them in your home.