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Flowers That Spruce Up Your Garden in Winter

5 min read

Flower lovers! There’s no need to wait until spring to enjoy your garden. Winter has well and truly set in, but that doesn’t mean your garden needs to be bare until it starts getting warmer. The clear sunny days followed by cold nights of winter in Australia can work wonders in your garden. 

Indulge in a healthy dose of happiness every morning with flowers that'll thrive in the cold temperatures and bloom in the dead of winter in a kaleidoscope of stunning colours. So, shrug off the cold and perk yourself up with some of these delicate flowers that’ll spruce up your garden in winter.


Alyssum are an all-time favourite and the perfect dainty carpet of tiny flowers that bloom on tight mounds of growing foliage in cold weather with a subtle, sweet scent. Alyssum are easy to grow, from seed or plant. They appear great as landscape edging plants or grown in clusters of purple, pink, white and yellow. The flower has a light honey fragrance and its nectar-rich blooms are great for attracting bees and butterflies to your garden.


Viola – a gardener’s staple, also known as winter pansies, are the perfect annual bloomer plants used to beautify gardens for the winter. Winter-flowering pansies and violas are popular, easy to care for, cool-season hybrids that cross with other species to produce small flowers in a wide assortment of colours with small face patterns on the petals. These blooms love the sun but not the heat that comes. They make an ideal choice if planted in pots or kept indoors by the windowsill. Wherever you choose to keep them, rest assured, if taken care of they’ll give you years of delight.



The clever, crown-like, velvety cyclamen are winter flower heroes that come in a variety of colours including white, lavender, pink, mauve, rose and red. This pretty house plant will add a touch of elegance to pots, planters, and garden beds this winter.


These sweet-smelling shrubs will improve your garden aesthetic during winter. Daphne grow in clusters of small, lustrous, blush-pink flowers and generally prefer moist, cool and well-drained soil. To maintain them make sure not to over-water them, lightly trim them to shape and place them in a spot with filtered sunshine and protection from cold winds to keep them immune from viruses. They might not be the easiest to care for flowers but by properly maintaining them, you can savour the strong, citrus scent throughout the winter and even beyond the season, sure to last up to 10 years. 



Primula is an easy to grow compact that comes in varied flower heads under the same family. Some of the common names are Cowslip, Polyanthus and Primrose. They are absolutely lovely in winter and hard to pass by when you notice their rich attractive colours in white, pink, lavender and magenta. These frost tolerant blooms grow in clusters of soft, lacy flowers which bloom profusely throughout the season. Add a good splash of colour through your winter garden by placing your primulas in a lightly shaded spot. For a better flower display regularly remove tired flower heads and water them with seaweed solution to ensure they flower into healthy plants for months. Want to grow them indoors? That's fine as they thrive in pots or otherwise, primulas are always a great choice to liven up bare spaces in the garden during winter.

Warning: this plant is capable of producing a toxic reaction if eaten, or a skin allergy when touched.

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