Flowering Eucalyptus. Easily recognised as part of the Australian landscape, with its fluffy stamens billowing from a bark like gum nut and sleek long silver green leaves. The pods or nuts make for quite a contrasting texture, but truly come into there own when bursting and in full bloom in coral, pink, red and lemony white shades. The ideal bloom for an Australiana themed wedding.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' blooms attract an even more colourful visitor. Photo from Our style magazine.
Buddleia, more commonly known as Butterfly Bush, is a sure way to attract butterflies to your garden. Image from Pinterest
Australian native flannel flowers. Photo by
A melaleuca with pink firework-like flowers! Photo by
Australian native Banksia. Image from
The floral emblem of Australia, gorgeous golden native wattle! Image from
A pretty plant native to China and Korea, Hylotelephium spectabile (formerly called Sedum spectabile) is also known as butterfly stonecrop. Image from
Bottlebrush in flower. Photo by
Lavender! Image from
'Snow Crystals' Sweet Alyssum. Photo from
Native Australian rough-barked apple (Angophora subvelutina) blooms. Image from
Daisies, especially Australian native Everlasting Daisies (Bracteantha and Chrysocephalum), will bring butterflies to your garden.
Butterflies love long, tubular flowers full of nectar, like this Australian native grevillia. Image from Pinterest.
Australian native Kangaroo Paw. Image from
Marigolds. Great for attracting the bugs you want (butterflies) and repelling the ones you don't (aphids). Image from .
Nicotiana "Starmaker White" plants, pictured, are fast-growing and have fragrant, trumpet-shaped blooms that attract butterflies. Ideal for ground cover. Image from
Egyptian Star Flower (pentas lanceolata), a favourite of bees, butterflies and caterpillars alike. Image from .
Ageratum houstonianum. Image from
Sunflowers bloom in summer and their bright yellow faces follow the sun across the sky, closing up at night. Native to South and Central America, the world record for the tallest sunflower stands at 7.76 metres. Image from .
Australian native tea tree (Leptospermumm scoparium) flowers. Photo by
There are over 250 species of verbena, native to tropical and subtropical America. Fast growing, they're great for ground cover and hanging baskets. Image from
Caterpillars love snacking on native Australian passionfruit leaves (Passiflora aurantia and Passiflora suberosa). Photo by