Summer flower planting guide by regional zones Australia

What colour will grow in your garden this Summer? Have no idea? Then refer to our regional zone planting guide! It’s so easy, just locate your zone on the map and discover all the colour you can be enjoying. If you are having difficulty reading the planting guide or wish to print off a PDF copy refer below.

Happy Summer Gardening!


(includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW)

FLOWERS – sow ageratum, aster, balsam, celosia, cockscomb, coleus, gomphrena, impatiens, marigold, salvia, sunflower, torenia, vinca and zinnia.

Wet & Dry Tropical

(includes: South-east Qld & Northern NSW)

FLOWERS – sow balsam, celosia, cockscomb, coleus, gomphrena, marigold, petunia, salvia, sunflower, torenia and vinca

Dry Inland

(includes: Arid or Outback areas)

No sowing or planting throughout summer due to hot and dry conditions.

Temperate Areas

(includes: Sydney, coastal NSW & Victoria)

FLOWERS – plant ageratum, alyssum, boronia, calceolaria, cleome, cyclamen, Iceland poppy, linaria, malope, marigold, pansy, schizanthus, stock, verbena, vinca, viola and wallflower.

Cool & Southern Tablelands

(includes: Melbourne, Tasmania & cool highlands)

FLOWERS – plant ageratum, alyssum, cineraria, cleome, cyclamen, forget-me-not, Iceland poppy, lobelia, lupin, marigold, pansy, petunia, phlox, primula, stock, verbena, wallflower and zinnia.


(includes: Adelaide & Perth)

FLOWERS – prune spring-flowering shrubs. Trim spent roses with long stems. Deadhead flowering annuals to keep them flowering.

Regional flower planting guide


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