Seeds to sow in mid Autumn- Tropical Climates

Below are some of the most popular herbs, vegetables and flowers that are sown in mid Autumn in tropical climates.  This list is not complete.  Browse this website for more varieties.

View our sowing chart to see exact recommended sowing times and climate map.

 

 



Alyssum- Carpet of Snow

Alyssum- Carpet of Snow

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Pure white flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Alyssum- Rosie O'Day

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Small pink flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Alyssum- Royal Carpet

Lobularia maritima, 500 seeds

  • Annual 12cm
  • Deep violet flowers

 

Sow: Spring and autumn (anytime in warm climates)

$1.25

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranth- Caudatus Red

Amaranthus caudatus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 80cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Green Thumb

Amaranth- Green Thumb

Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Upright spikes of green/yellow flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranth- Oeschberg

Amaranthus cruentus, 500 seeds

  • Annual 100cm
  • Good for dried or cut flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Perfecta

Amaranth- Perfecta

Amaranthus tricolor, 350 seeds

  • Leaves in a mix of 4 colours
  • Good for beds and borders

 

Sow: Spring and early summer

$1.75

Amaranth- Pygmy Torch

Amaranth- Pygmy Torch

Amaranthus hypochondriacus, 350 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Burgundy-red flowers

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.25

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranth- Red Leaf

Amaranthus tricolor, 300 seeds

  • Leaf vegetable/salad green
  • Can also be grown as a sprout and microgreen

 

Sow: Spring or after frost and summer

From $1.25

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Aquilegia- Double Flowered Mix

Aquilegia- Double Flowered Mix

Aquilegia vulgaris, 150 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Granny's bonnet

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn (and spring in cool climates)

$1.25

Aquilegia- McKana Giants Mix

Aquilegia- McKana Giants Mix

Aquilegia viridiflora, 200 seeds

  • Perennial 80cm
  • Long spurred flowers

 

Sow: Late summer, autumn (and spring in cool climates)

$1.25

Artichoke- Green Globe

Artichoke- Green Globe

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Standard variety

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Artichoke- Purple Headed

Artichoke- Purple Headed

Cynara scolymus, 10 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable
  • Round purple/green chokes

 

Sow: Spring or after frost

$1.75

Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Old variety from 1873

 

Sow: Spring

$1.25

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus- Mary Washington

Asparagus officinalis, 20 seeds

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Long straight spears

 

Sow: Spring

$1.50

Basil- Bush

Basil- Bush

Ocimum basilicum minimum, 150 seeds

  • Also known as "Greek Basil"
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Dark Opal

Basil- Dark Opal

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 70cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Genovese

Basil- Genovese

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 60cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Green Ruffles

Basil- Green Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Green leaves with feathered edge
  • Culinary Herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.75

Basil- Lemon

Basil- Lemon

Ocimum americanum, 145 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Basil- Lettuce Leaf

Ocimum basilicum, 115 seeds

  • Annual 40cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Liquorice

Basil- Liquorice

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark green leaves with purple accents
  • Strong aniseed flavour

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Mrs Burns Lemon

Basil- Mrs Burns Lemon

Ocimum basilicum, 110 seeds

  • Annual 50cm
  • Culinary herb

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25

Basil- Purple Ruffles

Basil- Purple Ruffles

Ocimum basilicum, 100 seeds

  • Dark purple leaves with feathered edge
  • High in antioxidants

 

Sow: Spring and summer

$1.25