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The Perfect Plants for Spring

Spring is an excellent season for gardening. It’s a season of new beginnings and exciting developments, from abundant fresh vegetables to vibrant floral displays. Many of these plants, though, would have been planted before the start of spring. Gardening requires some planning, so you may need to plant a season or two ahead of time for the garden you want.

When deciding what to plant in the spring, you should also consider what grows well in your climate zone. Different zones in Australia suit different plants, and considering this while planning your garden will save you heartache and dead plants!

Cool Zones

Cool zones are those that have cold days and frosts. During the spring, the following plants can be grown here:


  • Are you a fan of margarita pizza or pesto pasta? Growing your own basil plant means you’ll have enough basil in the spring to make a variety of delicious recipes.


  • Strawberries are an excellent fruit to produce in the spring. They thrive in pots and can be a great way to get kids interested in gardening.

Other ideal plants include:

  • Zucchini
  • Foxglove
  • Capsicum
  • Coriander

Temperate zones

Temperate zones are those that have cool days but few frosts. Plants that thrive in the spring in this climate include:


  • The blueberry bush can be planted in temperate zones in the spring, but keep in mind that it may take some time to mature and begin providing fruit!


  • Sunflowers thrive in temperate, subtropical, and tropical climates. These lovely colourful flowers are simple to grow and make a lovely springtime addition to any garden.

Other ideal plants include:

  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Begonia
  • Cosmos

Subtropical Areas

These are some of the flowers, herbs, and vegetables to grow in subtropical zones in spring:


  • During the spring months, this herb can be grown in both tropical and subtropical climates. Perfect for making mint sauce or adding to a fruity punch! Mint is also quite difficult to kill, making it an excellent plant for beginners.

The Kangaroo Paw

  • In the spring, Kangaroo Paw, an Australian native, makes an excellent addition to subtropical zone gardens. This fascinating flower is available in a variety of colours, including red, orange, yellow, and purple.

Other plants to grow in subtropical zones in the spring include:

  • Snapdragon
  • Beetroot
  • Impatiens
  • Pumpkin

Tropical Zones

If you reside in a tropical region, you’re probably used to humid summers and mild winters. During the spring, the following plants can be grown in these areas:


  • A fresh, sweet passionfruit can give off tropical vibes, so it’s no surprise that these vine fruits thrive in warm climates.


  • Eggplant is a versatile vegetable that may be cultivated in tropical zones throughout the spring months. Fry it in a pan or add it to a stew.

Other tropical plants to cultivate in the spring:

  • Nasturtium
  • Sweet potato
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Watermelon

All Zones

During spring, a few plants can be grown in all zones of Australia. When it comes to spring flowers to plant in Australia, regardless of zone, the following can be planted almost anywhere:

  • Salvia
  • Marigold
  • Petunia

Most zones allow for the cultivation of the following herbs and vegetables:

  • Corn
  • Onions
  • Chives

Contact the helpful team at Pulse Lawn Mowing & Gardening if you require assistance with your garden this Spring! We are specialists in all things gardens, so we can give you some helpful advice as well as a comprehensive selection of professional gardening services. Call us on 1300 697 857 today for a quote!

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