If you love Australia and its distinct flora and fauna you're going to love these Australian native flowers and plants. If you are looking to send flowers for a birthday, anniversary or just to thank someone, then don't look past sending some Australian natives.
The first thing to note is natives are hardy plants and are very well suited to Australia’s hot climate. This means you can send Native flowers with confidence knowing they will arrive looking good and that they will almost certainly outlast most other types of flowers. Natives also continue to look great when they dry, meaning you can keep a bouquet for months or even years.
Which Natives Flowers to Send?
When deciding to send natives, most florists offer the option of sending a pure native bouquet that only contains native species or a mixed bouquet which contains natives like Banksia alongside non-native species that just make a more traditional bouquet pop and gives it that extra wow factor. A good example of this is our bouquets the Morgan, Zara and Grace. Floraly also offer a mixed seasonal native bunch that includes a wide variety of native flowers and foliage; essentially what is best at any particular time of the year
Natives for Wedding Flowers
There has been an increasing trend for couples to pick natives as their flower of choice for their wedding reception. Their hardy nature and resilience to temperature mean they are one less worry when planning a wedding. They are also a strong nod to Australiana and couples often love having a connection to the land that they are getting married on.
Some of our favourite Australian Natives to send are:
These are true Australian native flowers and come in a variety of different sizes. They actually range from small woody shrubs up to the tree of up to 30 metres in height. There are actually around 170 different types of Banksia in a range of different sizes and colours. Your florist is sure to have picked out a selection of beautiful varieties that you can send. Some favourite choices are the giant candles or cherry candles.
This is a very popular native plant which is endemic to Australia. The flowers are loved by wildlife as they supply nectar to many different species of insect and birds. They are also a lovely addition to a bouquet.
There are no arguments that this flower is native to Australia. It is, in fact, the floral emblem of New South Wales. The Waratah is also an aboriginal word meaning beautiful, which it most certainly is. You can often find this native flower in decorative art in Australia. The amazing stained glass windows of Sydney Townhall are adorned with this beautiful flower. And who can forget that NSW even named their rugby union team the Waratahs!
These Native flowers whilst grown in Australia are technically not Native to this country. They actually originate from Southern Africa. They do however belong to the same family as Australia’s native Waratahs, Grevilleas and Banksia so if you want a pure Australian native flower to stay away from the Protea. It would, however, be a shame as they are a particularly impressive-looking native flower and they really turn a bunch of flowers you send into something far more impressive.
Also known as Craspedia the billy button is part of the daisy family. They are native to both Australia and New Zealand and are found everywhere except in the Northern Territory. They look amazing and almost alien-like with their bright bobble globe-shaped heads. These native flowers really add texture, colour and a sense of fun to a bouquet of flowers.
Wax flowers are essentially a flowering shrub that has many blooms on each stem. It is often used as a beautiful filler flower for bouquets. They are long-lasting and come in a wide variety of colours. The pink and lilac wax flowers can really make a bouquet stand out and are often also used in Wedding bouquets as they are a sign of lasting love and patience.
Acacia is the scientific name for this native plant which is also known as mimosa, thorn tree. Golden Wattle is the national floral emblem grows in south-eastern Australia, around the ACT, in southern NSW, and across much of Victoria. The Arcacias are our largest genus of plants with around 750 different species. A number of species of Wattle are used by Aboriginal people for medicines, fuel, food, and woodcraft.
Interestingly the 1st of September is known as Wattle day and on the 1st of September 1988 the Golden Wattle was officially declared as Australia’s national floral emblem. It has had an official place on the Commonwealth coat of arms since 1912 and on the insignia of the Order of Australia. If you are sending someone flowers for becoming an Australian citizen be sure to include some of this native plant in the bouquet.
This native plant is part of a genus of in the region of 80 species of a flowering plant. They are a relative of the Protea (see above) and are also commonly known as the conebush. The Greek name for the plant is a bit strange as “Leukos” means white and “dendron” means tree. White Leucadendrons do exist but these plants are mostly known for their very bright colours. Once again like protea, these plants are native to southern Africa, not Australia. If you are sending Native flowers to someone in Australia the plants, you send will have been grown in Australia.
If you are sending a native bunch of flowers it would not be complete without some Eucalyptus, often known as spinning gum. The Spinning gum is an evergreen tree that grows to about 10 metres tall. It is native to New South Wales, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania. In Tasmania it is now listed as a rare plant under the Tasmanian Government Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. There are reportedly only around 100 plants left in Tasmania.
We hope this short article has given you some inspiration to send someone a bunch of Native Flowers. If you want to send a little bit of Australiana to someone you love to celebrate the birth of a new child, a birthday, an anniversary or of course becoming an Australian citizen native flowers are without a doubt the best option.
Floraly offer same-day delivery of Seasonal Natives within Sydney and next day to the rest of Australia.