Seasonal flower availability in NT

This page has information about when flowers and other plants are available to buy from nurseries and florists in the Northern Territory (NT). You can also find out how to store cut flowers.

Flower availability

The table below shows availability of selected plants and flowers by region in the NT.

PlantJanuary February March April May June July August September October November December Region
Cycads x x x x x x x x x x x x Katherine
Geraldton wax       x x x x x x x Alice Springs
Gerbera    x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Gingers
alpinia
x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Gingers
beehive
x x    x x x x x x x x Darwin
Gingers
torch
x x      x x x x x x Darwin
Gypsophlia        x x x x x x Alice Springs
Heliconia x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Kangaroo paw       x x x x x x x Alice Springs
Orchids x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin
Palms x x x x x x x x x x x x Darwin

How to store cut flowers

This table lists the expected vase life of cut flowers for selected varieties. It also shows the best conditions to make your flowers last.

Plant or flower Vase life
(days)
Best storage temperature
(degrees Celsius)        
Best relative humidity (%)         
Cycads---
Geraldton wax 7 to 14 1 to 2 Dry
Gerbera 14 13 to 16 90 to 95
Gingers – alpinia 10 to 14 13 to 16 90 to 95
Gingers - beehive 10 to 14 13 to 16 90 to 95
Gingers – torch 10 to 14 13 to 16 90 to 95
Gypsophlia 7 0 to 4.5 98
Heliconia 10 to 14 13 to 16 90 to 95
Kangaroo paw7 to 14 1 to 2 Dry
Orchids over 14 13 to 16 90 to 95

Last updated: 28 November 2017