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Flower Seed Planting Guide for Temperate Zones of Australia

Updated: Apr 22

Spring

Achillea

Aquilegia

Bells of Ireland - Moluccella laevis

Bird of Paradise Shrub - Erythrostemon gilliesii formerly Caesalpinia gilliesii

Calendula

Campanula persicifolia ‘Boule de Neige

Centranthus ruber var. coccineus 'Rosenrot' - Jupiter’s Beard

Centaurea scabiosa - Greater Knapweed

Chocolate Lace Flower 'Dara' Daucus carota

Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus

Dahlia

Daylily

Fairy or Angel's Fishing Rod Pink - Dierama pulcherrimum

Isotoma axillaris - Australian Harebell

Lambs Ear - Stachys byzantina

Lamium galeobdolon - Yellow Archangel

Linaria maroccana

Linaria purpurea - Toadflax

Monarda didyma - Bee Balm (seeds need to be cold stratified for three months before sowing)

Nasturtium

Nigella damascene - Love-in-the-Mist

Pansy

Phygelius aequalis 'Pink Puff' - Cape Fuchsia

Queen Anne’s Lace - Daucus carota

Roman chamomile - Chamaemelum nobile

Russel Lupin

Scabiosa atropurpurea - Sweet Scabious

Scabiosa columbaria 'Misty Butterflies'

Scabiosa japonica var. alpina 'Ritz Blue'

Sisyrinchium striatum - Aunt May

Shasta Daisy - Leucanthemum × superbum

Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus

Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum

Sweet Peas inc species

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare

Teucrium hircanicum - Iranian Wood Sage

Viola

Wormwood - Artemisia absinthium

Spring / Summer

Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’

Ageratum

Bunny Tails - Lagurus ovatus

Centaurea scabiosa - Greater Knapweed

Golden Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium 'aureum'

Commelina tuberosa (Coelestis)

Coral Vine or Mexican Creeper - Antigonon leptopus

Cosmos bipinnatus and sulphureus

Cotton - Gossypium herbaceum

Cypress Vine (White) - Ipomoea quamoclit

English Lavender 'Hidcote' - Lavandula angustifolia

Forget-Me-Not - Myosotis avensis

Four O’clock Flower or The Marvel of Peru - Mirabilis jalapa

Geranium - Cranesbill

Green Mist - Ammi visnaga

Hellebore (Helleborus x hybridus)

Jerusalem Sage - Phlomis Russeliana

Moonvine / Moonflower - Ipomoea alba

Morning Glory - Akahigezaki Japanese, Scarlett O’Hara

Nigella orientalis ‘Transformer’

Obedient Plant Seeds - Physostegia Virginiana

Scabiosa stellata 'Sternkugel' - Paper Moons

Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum

Sweet William Mix - Dianthus barbatus

Summer

Sunflower

Zinnia

Honesty (Purple) - Lunaria annua

Autumn

Achillea

Allium acuminatum - Tapertip Onion or Hooker's Onion

Ammi visnaga 'Green Mist'

Aquilegia

Aster stracheyi

Bells of Ireland - Moluccella laevis

Blue Marguerite Daisy - Felicia amelloides

Boltonia asteroids - False Aster

Calendula

Campanula persicifolia ‘Boule de Neige

Camassia leichtlinii ‘Sacajawea’

Chocolate Lace Flower 'Dara' Daucus carota

Candytuft - Iberis umbellata

Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus

Dianthus superbus - Fringed Pink or Superb Pink

Fairy or Angel's Fishing Rod Pink - Dierama pulcherrimum

Foxglove Mix - Digitalis purpurea

Geum 'Mrs J. Bradshaw - Avens

Hollyhock - Alcea ficifolia

Lepechinia hastate - Baja Pitcher Sage

Liatris spicata

Linaria maroccana

Monarda didyma - Bee Balm (seeds need to be cold stratified for three months before sowing)

Nigella damascene - Love-in-the-Mist

Nigella orientalis ‘Transformer’

Ox-eye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare

Pansy

Queen Anne’s Lace - Daucus carota

Rose Campion - Lychnis coronaria

Russel Lupin

Salvia moorcroftiana

Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Arnhem’ - Great Burnet 'Arnhem'

Scabiosa atropurpurea - Sweet Scabious

Scabiosa caucasica

Sea Holly - Eryngium bourgatii

Sisyrinchium striatum - Aunt May

Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus

Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum

Sweet Peas

Symphyotrichum (syn. Aster) novi-belgii Mauve & Alba

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare

Teucrium hircanicum - Iranian Wood Sage

Viola

White Woodland Aster - Eurybia divaricata

Winter

Bells of Ireland - Moluccella laevis

Monarda didyma - Bee Balm (seeds need to be cold stratified for three months before sowing)

Poppy Seeds (inc Peony Poppies)



Plant Hardiness Zones for Australia

by Iain Dawson (Horticultural Research Unit, ANBG)




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