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Desert Flame

The desert flame is one of the strongest native flowers that you will find in Australia, and it is one of the few garden plants that will make your garden look unique to anywhere in the world. The flower itself is a lovely golden yellow, and it does not look like a flower at all. In fact, if you were to describe how the flower looks, it looks like a vine of frog’s legs that have little pollens as toes rather than feet.

The desert flame is a lovely golden flower that has silvery grey and green foliage attached to it when sort of acts like the stem. The flower itself is a really strong vine like flower, and because of this it can make it somewhat difficult to grow alongside other flowers within the area. However, this does not mean it cannot grow with a wide variety of flowers on it’s own. It just means that you need to take extra care of the desert flame than you may need to with other flowers.

The reason desert flames are so cool compared to many flowers around the world and currently in Australia is because of the way they grow. They are actually more of a ground cover plant than a standing flower that you would usually seen grown in the garden, and they can grow anywhere between 20-30cm tall depending on the way that they are fed and cultivated during their growth process.

They are a flower that actually grows in temperate climates, which is difficult to practice depending on where you live in Australia. But they are actually suitable to grow in full sun and part shade, and they can grow in most any soil.

Apart from the way that a desert flame looks, you need to consider the amount of work that they take to cultivate. It is a hardy maintenance plant, so you will need to put a lot of work into the plants growth stages to ensure that it grows the way it should, and stays alive.


Sunflowers are always the best to grow in Australia when you want them to bloom in the summer. Many gardeners seem to forget that sunflowers only really settle and look the way they are supposed to in the summer, because any other time of year and the dreariness of the weather really surrounds the sunflower itself. 

Sunflowers are one of the few flowers that are perfect for both gardens and inside the home. There are not many places within the home where a sunflower would not suit. You could put it in the garden the living room or even your bedroom and a sunflower will always find a way for it to really shine. That is why it has become so popular within Australia, and anyone who really cultivates their garden has begun to focus on building a nice and useful garden builds a sunflower patch.

The really useful part about creating a sunflower patch isn’t just the sunflower itself. It’s the amount of uses that you can have for it. One of the best parts of using sunflowers is that you can use them for kitchens too. Having a kitchen flower is one of the best parts about growing your own flowers. There are only so much flowers that look good within a garden, but a sunflower is really helpful for kitchens, as sunflowers can really build a home together.

It’s also quite well known that sunflowers can be difficult to grow and take care of, and you need to make sure you are completely aware of how a sunflower needs to be cultivated before you decide to dedicate time to it.

If you are looking for a flower that can be placed anywhere within the home, then you should begin looking at sunflowers. Make sure to start looking into this as a plant to grow!


Although we touched on it briefly on the first post of this blog, Lavender is actually one of the key garden plants that are often overlooked, and they are plentiful in Australia. These plants are much easier to grow in Australia than you may already realise! There are so many blooming at all times in Australia that you can take full advantage of growing your own within your garden for the pleasure of how it looks, and then using a portion of these already grown lavender and cutting them down for your bedroom to use them as a sleeping aid.

Lavenders are surprisingly easy to grow throughout all of the seasons. They require very little care and nutrients for the most part, and they require about as much sun as Australia brings throughout the year. Even better, due to the lack of care that is needed for the Lavenders you can spend a lot more of your time focusing and cultivating the plants that really require time to be put into them such as roses, tulips and even sunflowers which can be incredibly difficult to grow in Australia at times.

One of the things that really makes the lavender beautiful for the way it looks is the purple tint that it brings out, which is so amazing to look at in the winter especially. During the winter, many plants and flowers cannot bring out their natural glow since they require heavy sunlight shined on them. With lavenders, they really thrive in terms of the way they look thanks to the winters lack of sun.

It really breaks apart the dreary weather and colour that winter brings off. Because everything becomes so dull with a mix of grey and blue lighting designed to just make everything miserable, lavenders are able to thrive and bring this lovely purple glow that really makes it come alive.

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Florella Template is the premier fauna and flora blog in Australia, and we talk about flowers that grow not only in Australia but also around the world. As avid green thumbs, me and my partner have been seeking and growing flowers that bloom all around the world to the point that we consider ourselves world experts on garden plants and home plants. Whether you want to cultivate one of the worlds most amazing gardens, or you simply want to create a lovely set of flowers for inside of your home, we will be showing you some of the many options that you may not already know!

For us, a perfect flower doesn’t only come down to the way it looks. There are other factors that play a vital role in whether that flower is perfect for your home or garden. The smell that a flower can produce is one of the most underrated and overlooked aspects of the flower itself. Some flowers can smell simply horrific, while other flowers such as Lavender can provide the home with a sense of euphoria almost, as it’s known that Lavender is helpful as a sleeping aid.

When you delve into additional aspects such as colour clashing or complimenting depending on the situation, you begin to realise the impact a flower has in the surroundings it is placed in. The flower could sometimes make the room, or break the garden depending on where it is situated and how it looks alongside other plants. Big and beautiful plants are the worst offenders of this, as often times they will automatically shine above the rest of the flowers it surrounds. This in turn can create something that is simply sore for the eye. 

However, we are here to look at the positives and the ways that we can improve your garden, not harm it!