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Flower Seed Planting Guide for Temperate Zones of Australia

Updated: May 4

Spring

Achillea millefolium - Cerise Queen, Soft Peach, Christine Pink, Walther Funcke, Fireland, Pineapple Mango, Red Velvet, Red Mix, Pink Mix

Achillea filipendulina Hella Glashoff, Cloth of Gold, Credo

Aquilegia

Balm of Gilead - Cedronella canariensis (warmer areas - any time of the year)

Bells of Ireland - Moluccella laevis

Billy Buttons - Pycnosorus globosus

Californian Poppy - Candy Mix

Calendula

Campanula persicifolia ‘Boule de Neige

Centranthus ruber - var. coccineus 'Rosenrot', Red Valerian, Alba

Chocolate Lace Flower 'Dara' Daucus carota

Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus - 'Black Ball', Blue, White, Pink Mix, Purple Mix, Mixed Crimson Clover - Trifolium incarnatum (cool areas)

Cypress Vine (White) - Ipomoea quamoclit

Dahlia

Daylily

Echinops bannaticus ‘Taplow Blue’ - Globe Thistle

Fairy or Angel's Fishing Rod - Dierama pulcherrimum Pale Pink

Gaillardia x grandiflora - Blanket Flower 'Mesa Yellow', 'Mesa Red'

Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter'

German Chamomile - Matricaria recutita

Helleborus argutifolius 'Pacific Frost' (seeds need to be cold stratified for 6 weeks before sowing)

Hellebore (Helleborus x hybridus) (seeds need to be cold stratified for 6 weeks before sowing)

Lambs Ear - Stachys byzantina

Lamium galeobdolon - Yellow Archangel

Linaria purpurea - Toadflax

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

Moonvine / Moonflower - Ipomoea alba

Morning Glory - 'Scarlett O'Hara', 'Akahigezaki', 'Murasakihigezaki'

Nasturtium

Nigella damascene - Love-in-the-Mist

Nigella hispanica ‘Albion Red Pod'

Pansy

Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy) - Coral

Phygelius aequalis 'Pink Puff' - Cape Fuchsia

Platycodon grandiflorus White - Balloon Flower

Orlaya grandiflora (warm areas)

Queen Anne’s Lace - Daucus carota

Roman chamomile - Chamaemelum nobile

Lupins - Russel Lupin, Pixie Delight Lupin - Lupinus hartwegii nanus (warm and cool temperate areas)

Salsify

Salvia nemorosa 'Salvatore Blue'

Salvia verticillata alba White Rain - Whorled Sage

Scabiosa atropurpurea - Sweet Scabious - Mauve, Pink, Lilac, Yellow, Blue, Beaujolais Bonnets, Black Knight, Mixed

Scabiosa columbaria 'Misty Butterflies', 'Samantha's Pink'

Scabiosa japonica var. alpina 'Ritz Blue'

Sisyrinchium striatum - Aunt May

Shasta Daisy - Leucanthemum × superbum

Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus

Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum

Strawflower (warm areas)

Sweet Peas inc species

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare

Teucrium hircanicum - Iranian Wood Sage

Tigridia pavonia - Jockey Cap - Hot Pink

Valeriana officinalis

Viola

Wormwood - Artemisia absinthium

Spring / Summer

Anthemis tinctoria 'E.C. Buxton' - Dyer's Chamomile

Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’

Ageratum houstonianum - Blue

Bunny Tails - Lagurus ovatus

Golden Feverfew - Tanacetum parthenium 'aureum'

Commelina tuberosa (Coelestis)

Cosmos bipinnatus , sulphureus, Apricot Lemonade

Cotton - Gossypium herbaceum

English Lavender 'Hidcote' - Lavandula angustifolia

Forget-Me-Not - Myosotis avensis

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

Green Mist - Ammi visnaga

Jerusalem Sage - Phlomis Russeliana

Melianthus major - Honey Bush

Moonvine / Moonflower - Ipomoea alba

Nigella orientalis ‘Transformer’

Obedient Plant Seeds - Physostegia Virginiana - Pink, White

Platycodon grandiflorus White - Balloon Flower

Scabiosa stellata 'Sternkugel' - Paper Moons

Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum

Sweet William Mix - Dianthus barbatus

Tigridia pavonia - Jockey Cap Lily

Summer

Sunflowers

Zinnia - Queen Series Mix, Mixed Seeds, Benary Giant Mix, Envy, Double Scarlet, Formula Mix,

Honesty (Purple) - Lunaria annua

Autumn

Achillea millefolium - Cerise Queen, Soft Peach, Christine Pink, Walther Funcke, Fireland, Pineapple Mango, Red Velvet, Red Mix, Pink Mix

Achillea filipendulina Hella Glashoff, Cloth of Gold, Credo

Alchemilla mollis - Lady's Mantle

Allium acuminatum - Tapertip Onion or Hooker's Onion

Ammi visnaga 'Green Mist'

Aquilegia

Aster stracheyi

Astrantia Hadspen Blood

Bells of Ireland - Moluccella laevis

Blue Marguerite Daisy - Felicia amelloides

Boltonia asteroids - False Aster

Calendula

Californian Poppy - Candy Mix

Campanula persicifolia ‘Boule de Neige

Camassia leichtlinii ‘Sacajawea’

Campanula medium - Canterbury Bells Mix

Centaurea gymnocarpa

Centaurea phrygia

Chocolate Lace Flower 'Dara' Daucus carota

Candytuft - Iberis umbellata

Cornflower - Centaurea cyanus - 'Black Ball', Blue, White, Pink Mix, Purple Mix, Mixed Seeds

Crimson Clover - Trifolium incarnatum (warm areas)

Delphinium Mixed, Dwarf Mixed,

Dianthus superbus - Fringed Pink or Superb Pink

Digitalis purpurea - Foxglove Mix

Digitalis lanata - Woolly Foxglove or Grecian Foxglove

Fairy or Angel's Fishing Rod - Dierama pulcherrimum Pale Pink

Foxglove Mix - Digitalis purpurea

Geum - Avens - 'Mrs J. Bradshaw', 'Lady Stratheden'

Hellebore (Helleborus x hybridus)

Helleborus argutifolius 'Pacific Frost'

Hollyhock - Alcea ficifolia - Red, Crimson, Deep Pink, Soft Pink, Mix

Iris - Siberian Iris - Iris sibirica, Heritage Siberian Iris - Iris sibirica - Purple

Larkspur - Brisbane Carmine Rose, Pink/Mauve

Lepechinia hastate - Baja Pitcher Sage

Liatris spicata - Blazing Star

Monarda didyma - Bee Balm - Blue Stocking (for warmer areas, seeds need to be cold stratified for three months before sowing)

Lysimachia punctata - Yellow Loosestrife

Nigella damascene - Love-in-the-Mist

Nigella orientalis ‘Transformer’

Orlaya grandiflora (warm and cold areas)

Ox-eye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare

Pansy

Queen Anne’s Lace - Daucus carota

Rose Campion - Lychnis coronaria - Pink, White

Lupins - Russel Lupin, Pixie Delight Lupin - Lupinus hartwegii nanus (warm and cool temperate areas)

Salvia moorcroftiana

Sanguisorba officinalis ‘Arnhem’ - Great Burnet 'Arnhem'

Scabiosa atropurpurea - Sweet Scabious - Mauve, Pink, Lilac, Yellow, Blue, Beaujolais Bonnets, Black Knight, Midnight, Mixed

Scabiosa caucasica - Blue, White

Scabiosa gigantea - Giant Pincushion

Sea Holly - Eryngium bourgatii, Eryngium planum 'Blue Sea Holly'

Sisyrinchium striatum - Aunt May

Sisyrinchium californicum - Yellow-eyed Grass

Snapdragon - Antirrhinum majus

Snow in Summer - Cerastium tomentosum

Strawflower

Sweet Peas

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

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare

Teucrium hircanicum - Iranian Wood Sage

Thalictrum aquilegifolium Purpureum, Alba

Verbascum hybridum 'Southern Charm'

Veronica gentianoides - Gentian Speedwell

Valeriana officinalis

Viola

White Woodland Aster - Eurybia divaricata

Winter

Bells of Ireland - Moluccella laevis

Monarda didyma - Bee Balm - Blue Stocking (for warmer areas, seeds need to be cold stratified for three months before sowing)

Poppy Seeds



Plant Hardiness Zones for Australia

by Iain Dawson (Horticultural Research Unit, ANBG)




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