Here are 6 peach flowers to add to your garden for some colour this spring. To help you with your future cultivation of these flowers please refer to the US Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the AU Plant Hardiness Zone Map to determine if the flower will be suited to your region.

Inca ‘Husky’ Peruvian Lily

Alstroemeria

Inca ‘Husky’ Peruvian Lily

 

First discovered in South America in the 18th century, Peruvian Lilies are perennials. With around fifty different species, Alstroemerias are relatively low maintenance, long lived plants. They have a vase life of around two weeks and make great centre pieces. 

Soil Needs
Well-drained
Sunlight Needs
Partial–full Sun
Growing Zones AU/US
AU  2-4 (All states)
US 6-7, 9-10 

 

Gladiolus

Gladiolus 

Gladiolus

 

Sometimes called the ‘sword lily’, ‘gladiolus’ actually comes from the Latin word for sword. They stand tall and flowers grow together on large spikes. Part of the iris family, there are roughly 300 different species of gladioli! 

Soil Needs
Moist, well-drained
Sunlight Needs
Full Sun
Growing Zones AU/US
AU  2-6 (All states)
US 8-11

 

Hibiscus 

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

 

The national flower of Haiti, South Korea and Malaysia, there are several hundred species of hibiscus. With lush foliage and large, bright flowers that bloom in vibrant colours, hibiscuses are stunning. Fun fact, these plants were originally grown for their edible leaves and flowers. 

Soil Needs
Well-drained
Sunlight Needs
Full Sun
Growing Zones AU/US
AU  1-3 (SA, NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, TAS)
US 4-9

 

Amaryllis

Hippeastrum

Amaryllis

 

Not to be confused with the genus of the same name, this Amaryllis is another name for the Hippeastrum. Although some wild species do grow in South America, most varieties available were created through years of intensive hybridising (cross breeding). 

Soil Needs
Well-drained
Sunlight Needs
Full Sun
Growing Zones AU/US
AU  2-5 (SA, NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, TAS)
US 7-11 

 

Tulip

Tulipa

Tulip

 

Tulips are striking flowers which bloom around spring. Traditionally grown in cold, crisp climates, tulips are now more widespread. If you live in warmer climates, many gardeners recommend putting bulbs in the fridge 4-6 weeks before planting to simulate a cold climate. 
exotic 

Soil Needs
Well-drained
Sunlight Needs
Full Sun
Growing Zones AU/US
AU  1-3 (depending on planting)
US 3-8 

 

Rose

Rosa 

Rose

 

Last but not least, no list of peach flowers would be complete without the rose. Although they come in every colour of the rainbow, peach roses are both elegant and romantic. 

Soil Needs
Well-drained
Sunlight Needs
Full Sun
Growing Zones AU/US
AU  1-3 (SA, NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, TAS)
US 4-9 

Happy Planting!