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By any other name

Many flowering native plants have wildflowers, so in the broadest sense this category would include shrubs, trees and groundcovers.

For the purpose of this section, we're primarily dealing with small plants (usually less than a metre tall) where the flower is a defining feature.

Many wildflowers are 'annuals', flowering once a year, with a short life cycle. Some are self-seeding, which can make your garden less work-intensive.

Did You Know?

Western Australia is home to over 12,000 species of wildflower, and some 7,000 of those are thought to be unique to the state.

Wildflower tourism is significant, bringing enthusiasts from all over the world to Perth and its surrounding areas.

When you plant wildflowers in your garden, you can become the envy of your international friends and visitors.

It is illegal to pick wildflowers in Western Australia, and can attract fines of up to $2,000, so planting them in the garden is the best way to enjoy them.


Our definition of a wildflower is a flowering plant, up to one metre tall.

Habitat Value: Level 1


Able to grow in soil or in pots, wildflowers are very decorative and versatile. However, to achieve significant ReWild habitat value, you would need a substantial amount of space.

Like small plants, the wildflower action is able to be completed multiple times for impressive, colourful combinations.

However, this is a great option for people with upper-storey balconies, as most of the animals that interact with them can fly.

The Level 1 habitat value reflects the modest food and shelter value to wildlife, especially birds, insects and pollinators.

Our wildflowers have coevolved for thousands of years with native bees (which don’t sting), but will obviously attract European bees as well.

Planting Guides

Due to the wide variety of wildflowers, there is something suitable for every garden and skill level.

If you’re up for a challenge, make the leap into cultivating some of our unique orchid species.

Wildflowers are planted annually and can make excellent potted specimens, building depth in small gardens or balconies.


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