Because NSW has different climates a wide variety of flowers is available all year round. The main areas where the crops are grown are in the Hills district, around Horsley Park and Leppington and on the Central Coast. Every day fresh flowers are being delivered to the Central Coast including Gosford Florists and when the supply is low, which is rare, even imported flowers are sold. Local growers often produce more than one type and tend to specialize in either traditional or native flowers.
The more traditional flowers on the Central Coast NSW for example are roses, chrysanthemums, carnations and poppies. The native species are the waratah, the kangaroo paw and the NSW Christmas Bush, a small red flower bush, mainly used for Christmas decorations. Very popular is also the protea, also known as sugar bush, which has its origins in South Africa. The flowers on the Central Coast NSW can either be bought at flower shops or online.