Native wildflower seeds

Christmas Crackers

Australian Native Wildflower seed packets with stake

Bring the magic of Australian nature to your home with this pack of beautiful native wildflower seeds. Home to the largest wildflower collections on Earth, the Australian landscape becomes a rainbow of colour. 

Seed by Mr Fothergill's - None of Mr Fothergill's seeds are genentically modified or treated with neonicotinoids. 


Dwarf Wattle

Dwarf Wattle / Acacia drummondii ssp. candolleana

A shorter, bushier variety of New South Wales' iconic floral emblem, the dwarf wattle produces large golden sprays of blooms from the tips of its branches. The trees last for around five to ten years and provide excellent low-maintenance screening or shrubbery.

Plant Height: 1m

How To Grow: Sow in warm areas anytime. In frost prone areas when danger of frost is over. Place seeds in a cup of hot water, leave overnight then drain and sow. Fill pots or seed tray with moist sandy soil, wet thoroughly and compress. Sow seeds thinly on the surface and cover very lightly with a thin layer of soil. It is beneficial to add Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface. Keep moist. Cover with clear polythene – remove when germination commences. Place in warm shady position to germinate fully. Transplant to permanent position when about 5cm (2in) high being very careful to disturb the roots as little as possible. Water in well and then regularly until established, also occasionally in dry weather. Protect from slugs and snails when young.

When To Plant: All year round except in hottest or coldest weather.

Flowering: Flowers in Spring and early Summer.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter 

Everlasting Daisies

Everlasting Daisies / Rhodanthe chlorocephala ssp. rosea

Stunning, brightly coloured paper daisies in a myriad of colours. Ideal for dry landscape mass bedding, borders, container or cut flowers, they are at their best when in bloom in Spring and early Summer. One of the best displays is at Mount Annan Botanical Gardens in Sydney where they are used to superb effect in large areas.

Plant Height: 50cm-60cm

How To Grow: In warm areas at any time. In frost prone areas sow when danger of frost is over. Sow direct where they are to grow or into seed boxes, on the surface and press down firmly. Keep moist.

When To Plant: All year round except hottest or coldest weather.

Flowering: Flowers in Spring and Summer.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

fringed lily

Fringed Lily / Thysanotus multiflorus

Lovely violet-blue flowers, each petal surrounded by a long delicate fringe. Each graceful stem carries up to 20 flowers. Long narrow leaves come straight from the ground. Very hardy and drought resistant.

Plant Height: 50cm

How To Grow: Sow in in warm areas at any time. In colder climates wait until the danger of frost is over. Fill pots or seed trays with a moist quality seed raising mix. It is beneficial to add Mr Fothergill's Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface. Place 7-10cm (3-4") of dry leaves on the soil and set alight. Remove burnt debris and lightly scuff the surface of the soil, then sow the seeds on top and firm down lightly. Water, and then keep evenly moist. Cover the pots or trays with clear polythene to preserve moisture and warmth. Remove when germination starts. Place in a warm shaded position to germinate fully. Transplant when plants about 7cm (3") high, spacing plants 15cm (6") apart. Grow in full sun or part shade and in any well-drained soil. Water in well and then regularly until established. Seedlings emerge 2-5 weeks.

When To Plant: Spring, Summer & Autumn.

Flowering: Spring & Summer

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn

Golden Everlasting

Golden Everlastings Daisies / Schoenia Filifolia

An easy to grow annual featuring vivid golden-yellow blooms, making it a popular choice in cultivation for massed bedding and cut flowers. The plants are easy to grow and can be trimmed back to produce further flushes of blooms. Protect young seedlings from frost.

Plant Height: 1m

How To Grow: Sow in warm areas anytime. In frost prone areas when danger of frost is over. Fill pot or seed tray with moist sandy soil, wet thoroughly and compress. Sow seeds thinly on the surface but do not cover with soil. It is beneficial to add Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface. Ensure surface does not dry out during germination. Place in warm shady position to germinate fully. Plant out into full sun or part shade into well drained soil. Responds well to rich soil.

When To Plant: All year round except in hottest or coldest weather.

Flowering: Flowers in Spring and Summer.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Kangaroo Paw

Kangaroo Paw Red And Green / Anigozanthosmanglesii

The Red and Green Kangaroo Paws provide superb contrast with their waxy red and green flowers, and are easy to grow and reliable. Plant them en-masse for a unique floral display or combine with differing varieties of other Kangaroo Paws for brilliant effect.

Plant Height: 1m

How To Grow: Sow in warm areas any time. In frost prone areas when danger of frost is over. Sterilise the seed raising mix by placing in an oven for 30 minutes at 180ºC. Fill a 15cm (6in) pot to within 2-3cm (¼in) from the top with moist sandy soil and compress. Sow seeds on top of soil but do not cover. It is beneficial to add Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface. Place pot in a shallow container and pour in water to submerge one quarter of the pot. Top up as required. Cover pot with clear polythene – remove polythene when germination commences. Place in warm shady position.

When To Plant: All year round except in hottest or coldest weather.

Flowering: Flowers throughout the year.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

native wisteria

Native Wisteria / Hardenbergiacomptoniana

Also known as Native Sarsaparilla, this attractive and hardy groundcover has become a trusted landscape addition in parks, gardens and urban plantings. Its glossy green leaves provide a beautiful, even backdrop to the delicate sprays of dark purple blooms. Plant in groups where the plants will grow together for full ground coverage.

How To Grow: Sow in warm areas anytime. In frost prone areas after danger of frost is over. Place seeds in a cup of hot water. It is beneficial to add Wildflower Seed Starter granules. Leave overnight then drain and sow. Fill small pots or trays with moist sandy soil and compress. Sow 2-3 seeds 6mm (¼in) deep in each pot. Keep moist. Cover with clear polythene – remove when germination commences. Place in warm shaded position to germinate fully. Thin out to the best seedlings in each pot. Plant in permanent position when about 10cm (4in) high. Water in well and regularly until established.

When To Plant: All year round except in hottest or coldest weather.

Flowering: Flowers from Spring to Autumn.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

NSW Waratah

NSW Waratah / Telopea speciosissima

An upright shrub up to 3m high native to New South Wales. The large blood red flowers occur in a tight cluster at the ends of the erect stems from mid Spring to early Summer. The Waratah is one of Australia’s most spectacular native plants and make an ideal cut flower.

Plant Height: 3m

How To Grow: Sow in warm areas at any time. In colder climates wait until the danger of frost is over. Sow by pressing seeds in the soil surface, direct where they are to grow or into seed trays filled with a moist quality seed raising mix. Cover very lightly, water and then keep evenly moist. It is beneficial to add Mr Fothergill’s Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface. Place in a warm shaded position to germinate fully. Transplant to final growing position when about 7cm (3”) - avoid disturbing the roots. Grow in full sun or part shade in most soil types. Water in well and then regularly until established but avoid fertilisers that are not designed for Australian natives. Seedlings emerge 14-28 days.

When To Plant: Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Flowering: Spring.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

pincushion hakea

Pincushion Hakea / Hakealaurina

This upright shrub features really distinctive, round, pincushion-like flowers with red, waxy centre and spiky yellow tips. The plants reach 2.5-4m in height and tolerate dryness, cold, heat and neglect. For a truly remarkable floral centrepiece, try combining these blooms with banksia or wattle flowers.

Plant Height: 5m

How To Grow: Sow in warm areas anytime. In frost prone areas when danger of frost is over. Fill small pots with moist sandy soil and compress. Sow one seed flat on its side in each pot. It is beneficial to add Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface. Cover very lightly with soil mix. Cover the pots with clear polythene – remove when germination starts. Place in warm shady position to germinate fully. Plant out into full sun or dappled shade in shrubbery in well drained sand, gravel or light loam.

When To Plant: All year round except in hottest or coldest weather.

Flowering: Autumn and Winter.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Sturt Pea

Sturt Pea / Swainsona formosa

Another iconic Australian wildflower, originating from the deserts of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Its distinctive elongated red flowers and piercing black eye make it a most sought after flower. Plant them in a frost-free position with excellent drainage, either in a container or sandy garden bed.

Plant Height: 1-1.2m

How To Grow: In warm areas sow in late winter to mid summer. In frost prone areas after danger of frost is over. Soak seeds in a cup of hot water. It is beneficial to add a small amount of Wildflower Seed Starter granules. Leave overnight then drain and sow the now swollen seeds. Leave any un-swollen seeds until they swell or lightly nick them with a sharp knife on the side opposite the eye, then soak until swollen. Using small pots (or peat pots) sow 2 or 3 seeds 6mm (¼in) deep in each pot. Keep moist. Place in a warm shaded position to germinate. When a seedling appears or a tap root appears at the base of the pot, set out in sunny position. Water in well and regularly until established. Water weekly in dry weather. Use light application of low phosphate organic fertiliser. Protect from snails and slugs.

When To Plant: Late Winter to Summer.

Flowering: Throughout the year.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Winter

Images from Mr Fothergill’s

Images from Mr Fothergill’s

West Australian Christmas Tree / Nuytsia floribunda

Named after the early explorer Pieter Nuyts who almost found Australia, the WA Christmas Tree lights up the WA coastline around November and December each year. It makes a striking tree with its large golden spears of flowers. Interestingly, the plants are semi-parasitic and take a small portion of their nutrients from surrounding host plants (this does not damage the host plants). Reports suggest hosts such as couch grass or Crepe Myrtle can be used to success.

Plant Height: 7m

How To Grow: In warm areas at any time. In frost prone areas sow when danger of frost is over. Use plain sand or sterile seed raising mix as bacteria and fungi in unsterilised soil can rot the seeds). Sow seeds on the surface of the soil in individual containers or together in a pot. It is beneficial to add Wildflower Seed Starter granules to soil surface. Keep moist in a cool shady spot to germinate. Protect from snails and slugs.

When To Plant: All year round except coldest and hottest weather.

Flowering: Flowers in November and December.

Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter