Splashing Colour In Cowes


After plenty of positive feedback about the red and white petunias in the Cowes roundabouts planted last year, Bass Coast Shire Council will continue the trial plantings.

Council’s Infrastructure Director, Felicity Sist, said the colourful petunias were first planted in response to the community asking for more colour in the roundabouts.

“In November last year, the native plants were removed and replaced with red and white petunias. This was the first in a trial of two annual planting displays,” Ms Sist said.

“We have received many feedback forms and the vast majority of these positively commented on the colourful annual displays. While our staff have been working on the roundabouts they have also received an overwhelming number of positive comments.”

The second of the trial plantings will commence on 6 November, with the new displays planted by 22 November.

White and blue petunias will feature in the new displays and are expected to be in full bloom by the Christmas period.

Feedback forms will continue to be available on Council’s website at or from the Cowes Customer Service Centre.