Plants are like people, each has their own preferences, care instructions and they need a little loving every now and then. When it comes down to the seasons, plants can be very fussy, only some can handle the heat! Although the days are getting colder and the warmth of summer seems like a distant memory, there is no better time to plan ahead. Get in early and start considering how to make your garden a blissful, colour filled oasis this coming summer!
It comes as no surprise that our native plants are tough enough to handle the warmth of summer. Named after Joseph Banks, who accompanied James Cook on his voyage to Australia, these flowers are vibrant and unique to Australia. Their bottlebrush shape is unlike any other flower in the world. Not only will they make your garden more beautiful but they also appeal to birds, insects and small animals that love them.
Dahlia’s need full sun, so they are the perfect summer flower. In recent times they’ve grown out of favour with gardeners because they grow quite tall and need to be staked. However nowadays this exquisite plant can be grown in dwarf varieties, ideal for pots.
Another wonderful native that boasts beautiful blooms during the warmer months. Their long stems create elegant silhouettes that can make any garden look gorgeous.
This simple but utterly vibrant plant is a hybrid between E. purpurea and E. paradoxa. Their honey scent and dazzling coral colour makes them the ultimate summer plant.
A classic, timeless flower that will always dominate gardens, partly because of how easy it is to grow. Their worth goes way beyond their iconic hue, their remedial benefits, scent and versatility makes them a prize plant.