Tasmania is renowned for its natural beauty, with its rugged coastline, pristine beaches, and verdant forests. The island is also home to a number of unique animals, including the Tasmanian devil and the platypus. In addition, Tasmania has a rich history and culture, with many world-famous museums and art galleries.
Apart from the wildlife and rich history, Tasmania is also famous for its flowers. They come in a wide range of colours, from delicate white to vibrant red, and they often have a sweet fragrance that attracts bees and other pollinators. At Meadow Flowers Australia, we have a range of Tasmanian seed mixes that can grow and make your garden look colourful. Here are some of the most popular mixes and the seeds that you will find in them:
High-Quality Tasmanian Seed Mixes
1. Bee-friendly wild flowers
This contains a mix of 17 species of annual flowers. Let’s take a look at a few of those flowers:
- California Poppy - The California Poppy, also known as Eschscholzia californica, is a species of flowering plant in the Papaveraceae family. The plant grows to a height of 20-60 cm and has blue-green leaves. The flowers are orange or yellow and have four petals. blooming from February to October. The plant is pollinated by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The California poppy is used as an ornamental plant in Europe and Australia.
- Wild Bergamot - Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a perennial herb in the mint family. It is native to North America and can be found growing in fields, meadows, and woods from coast to coast. The plant has a square stem and reaches up to four feet tall. The leaves are opposite each other on the stem and have a serrated edge. The flowers grow in clusters at the top of the plant and are typically lavender or white in colour.
2. Amazing All-Round Mix
The Amazing All-Round Mix has a combination of both colourful and wildflower species. Some of the seeds of plants that this mix contains are as follows:
- Dwarf Morning Glory - Dwarf morning glory has heart-shaped leaves and produces blue or white flowers. The plant is believed to have numerous health benefits, including the ability to improve circulation and relieve stress. In addition, dwarf morning glory is known to be toxic to some insects, making it a natural pest control option.
- Summer Pheasants Eye - Summer Pheasant's-eye (Adonis aestivalis) is a member of the buttercup family, native to Europe and Asia. It is an annual herb with delicate, fern-like leaves and small, yellow flowers that bloom in summer. The plant gets its name from the resemblance of its flowers to the eye of a pheasant. Summer pheasant's-eye is often used as an ornamental plant in gardens, but it has also been traditionally used for medicinal purposes.
3. Honey Bee & Butterfly Mix
The Honey Bee & Butterfly Mix has seeds of flower species that attract butterflies, bees, and other insects. This mix contains more than 35 plant species, thus guaranteeing a huge variety of colourful flowers.
- Nepeta Walker's Low - Nepeta racemosa, commonly known as Nepeta Walker's Low, is a herbaceous perennial plant that has massive lavender-blue flowers with short spikes. The name "Walker's Low" refers to the plant's habit of only growing to about 18 inches (46 cm) in height. The plant has blue-green leaves colourful flowers that bloom in summer and early fall. It is a drought-tolerant plant that requires little maintenance once it is established.
- Evening Primrose - A long-blooming, hardy wildflower, the Evening Primrose gets its common name from the fact that its fragrant flowers open in the evening and close again by morning. Evening Primrose blooms from early summer to fall and is a great addition to any garden. The plant grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. Though it is drought tolerant, it will produce more flowers if given regular watering. Evening Primrose is also a good choice for naturalizing an area, as it will self-seed readily. The flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinators, and the seeds are enjoyed by birds.
- Meadow Sage - Meadow sage (Salvia pratensis) is a herbaceous perennial plant that grows to a height of 30-100 cm and has blue or violet flowers that bloom from June to August. The leaves are ovate-lanceolate in shape and have a glossy, dark green colour. Meadow sage is often used as an ornamental plant, but it can also be used for culinary purposes. When used fresh, the leaves have a mild mint flavour and can be added to salads or used as a garnish. Dry sage leaves can be used to flavour various dishes, such as stews, soups, and sauces.
Meadow Flowers Australia has a wide variety of Tasmanian seed mixes that will help you get started in your garden. With the right preparation and some hard work, you can create a thriving garden full of beautiful flowers.