Over the years, Australian natives have become increasingly popular and it’s easy to see why. They provide depth, colour and sophistication to an arrangement. They stimulate the economy of local flower farms and florists. Best of all, native flowers tend to have a longer vase life than other flowers. Here are our top 5 picks for native flowers, to inspire you next time your shopping.
Just about everyone we speak to loves the Grevillea. There are two different types, the spider flower and the toothbrush variety. Both provide flowers in a range of colours that have strange, ‘toothbrush’ shaped stems. A stunning showpiece, the Grevillea is evergreen, meaning you can access it all year round.
Seen at just about every wedding or baby shower, we bet you didn’t know that Baby’s Breath was a native plant. While not an accent piece like many other native flowers, the popular crop’s delicate blooms are standard in many arrangements, as the specks of green and white make for a wonderful filler.
The cone-shaped Banksia comes in green, orange, pinks and reds and are actually hundreds of tiny flowers that grow on the cone structure beneath. Wildly popular, their exotic and unique appearance makes them stand out from the crowd. If you’d like to get a close-up, our native bouquet showcases Banksias in all their glory.
Eucalyptus leaves are often used as the greenery in a bouquet. Young leaves in particular, (that are short and round in shape) provide a gentle contrast to white flower varieties. Although less common, eucalyptus gum flowers are also sometimes used in arrangements, to add a cheery vibrancy.
The Kangaroo Paw flower is a vivid and unique wildflower, so named because, well, just look at an actual Kangaroo’s paw to see why. The paw comes in a spectrum of different colours including vibrant red and deep green. Great for adding architectural shape and interest to your bunch.
What’s your favourite native flower? Get in touch and let us know, we’d love to find out. If this article has peaked your interest, you’ll be happy to know Lucy’s has a range of native bouquets that you can look at here.