5 Best Outdoor Plants That Can Survive Winter

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As the weather begins to cool down, we often spend less time in the garden (for obvious reasons), even neglecting it somewhat! Winter, however, does not have to mean an end to the beauty that is your garden!

Here at Amico, the best gardeners Sydney can provide, we love gardens all year round, and the following are five of our favourite plants that not only survive but thrive in the colder climates that will make a great addition to your garden!

  1. Coneflower (Echinacea)

Many people love the coneflower for its beautiful purple colouring; it is essential to note that this colour will disappear as things get colder. That being said, the plant still survives in the cold and positions itself for a very strong return in the spring!


Pro Tip: The Coneflower does enjoy its sunlight and should be planted when the sun is out to give it the best starting chance. Once the flowers go dormant, simply trim the dead stems and add a bit of mulch, and you’ll have some beautiful purple shades in the garden the minute spring hits!

  1. Lily of the Valley

Delicate yet robust, Lily of the Valley is one of the most popular winter plants around. A big reason for this is how well it handles shade, as it only requires partial sun.

Lily of the Valley

The sweetly named Lily of the Valley also has a poisonous nature, which means animals won’t go near it. Its busy cascading look will add the perfect amount of pink to any garden. This is one of our favourites!

  1. Hardenbergia

Also known as the ‘happy wanderer,’ the Hardenbergia is a native flowering climber that excels in well-drained soil and barely requires any sunlight.


Once again, often providing some deep and lushes pinks, this and the Lily above are great examples of how winter in the garden doesn’t need to be devoid of beautiful colouring!

  1. Polyanthus

When planting a Polyanthus, aim for the months where there is a little more sunshine. Once established, however, this plant will thrive in the garden or a pot all year around. A great one to move inside to help bring in the outdoors once it is off and running!


To help it gain a strong foundation, water the plant with a seaweed solution, this will keep it healthy and flourishing no matter what season it is.

  1. Snowdrops

Another plant that loves the shade, even from inception, is the Snowdrop. These plants are incredibly well-suited to containers making them great for outdoor areas that do not have a lot of soil space.


Take, for example, someone with a balcony garden or courtyard; this is the plant for them! The droopy white flower with the well-placed spots is a real favourite for gardens of any size.

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The qualified team of gardeners in Balmain at Amico make gardens and the plants within them their passion! If you are looking for the best options to suit your garden and lifestyle, give us a call! We can handle it all for you without any hassle, leaving you with a garden you will love!

Speak to us today about our garden maintenance services and let Amico get the most out of your garden!

About The Author - AMICO’s Founder – Ami Bauer

In 1994 Ami Bauer left his corporate management career in retail. Not knowing exactly what to do next, he started mowing lawns and gardening, mainly as a fill in job till he figured out his future.

So starting with little more than a motor mower, a utility truck and business name (Ami-co) he set forth into his local suburbs and for the next few years Ami found the business rewarding and it expanded rapidly.

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