Australian Native Flowers

A Guide to Australian Native Flowers

A beautiful green garden teeming with colorful Australian native flowers is a sight for sore eyes. Every homeowner in Australia tends to have a garden that has vibrant plants and flowers so they can add more color & flavor to their property.

Although this requires a lot of work and time as well, which is why many people choose online flower delivery services in Australia or rely on the best florists so they can add a touch of vibrancy to their gardens or bouquets with native flowers.

From Kangaroo paw to Canberra Bells and Pink rock lily to Desert Flame, there are lots of flowers that grow in Australia and bring smiles and positivity with their delicacy and aroma.

So, whether you are fond of growing native flowers in your garden or just want to give a personal touch to your bouquet designed for a very special person, its time to have a look below and get to know some big, vibrant and colorful Australian native flowers each with different specialties and characteristics.

List of Australian Native Flowers:

Here we have rounded together a list of Australian Native flowers that bring charm to your garden or bouquets.

  • Australian Honeysuckle
  • Canberra Bells
  • Bottle brushes
  • Aussie Box
  • Eucalyptus
  • Egg and bacon
  • Lilly pilly
  • Kangaroo paws
  • Pink common heath
  • Silver spurflower

Australian Honeysuckle:

The Australian honeysuckle is a unique kind of flower with red cylindrical spiky blooms that grow in several parts of Australia. The flowers usually grow under shade, but its plant also blooms more beautiful flowers when they are grown under direct sunlight.

The honeysuckle flowers are also called banksia or cherry candles.

Canberra Bells:

These flowers are called Australia’s native fuchsia as well as they are also the designated flower for centenary celebrations in Canberra. You can easily spot them as they are two-toned red-and-cream colors. They also have a very unique bell-shaped form.

When you grow them in the garden, you may often see that birds and butterflies flock to these flowers to get nectar. Canberra bells flowers bloom frequently from late summer through the entire winter.


The bottlebrushes flowers got their name from the colorful, bold, and red flower arrangements they create. As their name implies, they resemble a bottle cleaning brush.

Its tree size & shape can vary, so one type always looks suitable to grow in your garden.

The flowers are hardy in nature and are a low-maintenance plant that simply blooms well in damp conditions.

Aussie Box:

Aussie Box is basically a distinctive and unique kind of popular shrub that makes a beautiful low hedge. The flowers grow almost about 60 x 60cm- which looks drought-hardy as well as creates small mauve flowers now and then throughout the year.

They grow well under full sun to light shade. Most soil-type conditions are quite suitable for them, and they also tolerate frost and drought.


If you have ever heard about eucalyptus flowers, you must know that their beautiful leaves and stems are quite popular to use in wedding decoration and several flower arrangements. The flowers look extremely elegant and charming.

Instead of having petals like other blooms, they feature pink clusters of stamens that further give flowers a very graceful appearance.

The Eucalyptus flowers are also available in varieties, it’s one variety is called silver princess. It’s probably a wonderful addition to any bouquet or a large garden with colorful and vibrant blossoms that appear through winter.

Egg and bacon:

The fact that Aussies love brekky makes us believe that they also loved to name their flowers on eatables.

These are cute and sweet flowers with long and wide yellow petals as well as a dark reddish-brown center area. So, it’s obvious that they got their name ‘egg and bacon’ from their unique appearance.

Lilly pilly:

Did you know about the flower named Lilly pilly? Well, if not yet, then let us introduce you to this cutest flower on the list.

The flower Lilly pilly is quite popular for its purplish-red edible fruit. It also resembles a berry that further makes it sweet in appearance.

Before this plant bears fruit, the Lilly pilly flower will bloom fully in shape and color.

So, instead of the petals, what you will see is a feathery flower appearance that further has thread-like strands, and exactly looks like a dandelion. 

Kangaroo Paws:

Kangaroo paw is a floral emblem of Western Australia. Its name also sounds right about it, no?

The flowers have leafless stalks with a tubular shape as well as a smooth furry texture which gives them a unique look. These flowers are also known as anigozanthos.

The flowers are available in multiple colors such as red, yellow, orange, green, pink, and others.

Pink common heath:

The pink common heath flower is quite popular among all the Australian native blooms available in purple shades. They were previously selected as the floral emblem of Victoria.

The flower features a pink bell-shaped structure as well as a slender stem. You can see how beautifully each flower grows up to 25mm long, making up a closely packed cluster right along the stem.

Silver spurflower:

The silver spurflower is included in the list of blue Australian native flowers. They are associated with the mint family, and you can easily identify them through their blue to white petals as well as gorgeous silvery gray leaves. 

This is an ideal choice when it comes to decorating venues for weddings or parties. It can also be used as a cut flower decor for your kitchen.

They are also utilized in making fragrances and beautiful centerpieces on the dining table.

Ending thoughts:

So, after knowing the list of all Australian native flowers, do you want to give your bouquet or garden an extra oomph?

If yes, then Flower Delivery Canberra is here to help! We have a team of florists who pick garden-fresh flowers from Australia and wrap them beautifully in your bouquets or whatever pattern you want.

Let’s browse through all the collections and choose your desired arrangement to add extra charm to your gift.

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