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. Bees also love their flat-topped clusters of flowers.
Buddleia, more commonly known as Butterfly Bush, is a sure way to attract butterflies to your garden.
Lavender. This bloom instils peace, creates a blanket of colour and has a serene fragrance that is unsurpassed. The silvery-grey foliage provides a delightful foil for the flowers, which can be blue, purple, mauve, pink, white or green.
The floral emblem of Australia, gorgeous golden native wattle! These stunning balls of colour will bring sunshine - and butterflies - to your garden.
Australian native flannel flowers. In the garden flannel flowers need good drainage, thriving in sandy soils in sun or part-shade.
Melaleuca, with pink firework-like flowers, is sure to draw in some fluttery admirers.
Bottlebrush in flower, displaying a striking crimson hue that butterflies are drawn to.
Banksia. These are among our most generous natives, flowering for months - many throughout winter - to provide nectar for insects and birds. They then develop seeds which are also food for wildlife.
Butterflies love long, tubular flowers full of nectar, like this Australian native grevillia.
Daisies, especially Australian native Everlasting Daisies (Bracteantha and Chrysocephalum), will bring butterflies to your garden.
Sunflowers bloom in summer and their bright yellow faces follow the sun across the sky, closing up at night.
Native Australian rough-barked apple (Angophora subvelutina) blooms in spring and summer with creamy, white flowers.
Australian native Kangaroo Paw. The overall colour of the flowers is influenced by fine coloured hairs which cover the flowers, which appear over spring and summer.
Marigolds. Great for attracting the bugs you want (butterflies) and repelling the ones you don't (aphids).
Egyptian Star Flower (pentas lanceolata), a favourite of bees, butterflies and caterpillars alike.
Ageratum houstonianum. This pretty cool-season annual has fluffy blue-mauve flowers and is a popular choice for garden beds.
Australian native tea tree (Leptospermumm scoparium). Native to eastern Australia, this evergreen shrub is sought after for its ability to grow in difficult conditions. It is also know as Australian myrtle or coastal tea tree.
There are over 250 species of verbena, native to tropical and subtropical America. Fast growing, they're great for ground cover and hanging baskets.
Caterpillars love snacking on native Australian passionfruit leaves (Passiflora aurantia and Passiflora suberosa).