Best 6 Perennial Flowers To Grow In South Florida
When you’re looking for a plant that will thrive in a warmer climate, consider one of these South Florida perennial flowers.
Known as blanket flowers, they grow as tall as three feet and produce bi-colored, short-lived blooms. These plants are native to cooler climates and are perfect for sunny, residential gardens.
While they’re best grown in flower beds and perennial borders, they’re also suitable for containers and landscaped backyards.
The buttercup is a good choice for sunny gardens. This plant has daisy-like flowers and is drought-tolerant. It grows 2 to 5 feet tall and will spread to about 1.2 meters.
It also attracts butterflies and is a good choice for a garden in a hot climate. The plant originated in Northern Europe and is a hardy perennial that will thrive in South Florida.
Unlike many of the native plants that grow in the area, buttercups are not considered weeds and will thrive in a sunny setting. It is associated with prudence, humility, charm, and neatness.
Ixora, also called flame of the woods, is one of the most popular perennials in South Florida. With a blooming period of up to eight weeks, it is best grown as a flowering hedge.
The plant is hardy and adapts well to the warm climate of the state. It grows best in Central and South Florida, away from coastal areas. It is also a container-friendly plant in zones nine and up.
Black salvia is a perennial that grows two to five feet tall and wide. Its flowers are yellow or orange and its foliage is toothed.
It’s a semi-evergreen plant and is great in sunny areas. The black salvia grows to be as tall as three feet, and it is a very attractive addition to any sunny garden. Its long flower stalks look daisy-like and have a big center.
For a tropical look, plant some bulbines. They’re a unique accent plant for flower beds. They grow up to four to six feet and have star-shaped blooms.
This perennial flower grows well in a variety of soil types, and is a great choice for a South Florida garden. These plants are best suited to zones 9-11. The following are some of the most popular perennials in South Florida:
Hibiscus: This perennial flower from the tropics is a favorite in South Florida. The yellow blooms of the hibiscus are the most popular South Florida flowers.
They can grow up to 15 feet tall and will remain in bloom for several years. They will require little to no water to flourish in a garden, and they are drought-tolerant. The bright orange flowers of the hibiscus are an impressive feature of the plant.
Pale Purple Coneflower
It wouldn’t be a native garden without a healthy selection of coneflowers.
Finding a variety is not difficult since they are available in all sizes and colors.
The Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida) is a must-have for your native or pollinator garden.
Pale Purple Coneflowers are easy to grow, have great texture, and are full of personality, thus elevating any landscape.
Pale Purple Coneflowers have prominent coppery-orange cones in their centers, as do most other coneflowers.
In contrast, the petals of these flowers are long and slender, and they cascade down from the cones in a cascade.
It might be possible to describe it as pale purple, but that would be unfair. This is more like the color of dawn just before the sun rises on the horizon. You won’t want to miss this shade!
This flower’s unique appearance does not end there, though. The majority of the flower is bright green close to the ground.
During midsummer, however, the flowers rise on strong, sturdy stems. Pale Purple Coneflowers are the perfect specimen for perennial gardens that need a touch of texture!
Indigo Frost™ Agapanthus
Tell us once what you think. Please a-gat-pan-thus. I can tell you right now that if you aren’t thrilled with the plant based on its name, then wait until you see it when it blooms!
Indigo FrostTM Agapanthus (Agapanthus x ‘AMBIC001’ PP25519) needs no opening act, it’s a plant that will do all the talking for itself.
There is no doubt in my mind that this attractive perennial needs a playbill, since the reviews on the back would simply rave about the angelic colors, impressive compact shape, and its tendency to bloom sporadically throughout the season.
The most noticeable attraction of this plant is its large bicolor flowers that it produces during late spring and early summer.
Initially, each floret starts out white on the petal but slowly changes to purple as the floret approaches the throat part of the plant. Then multiply that number by twenty or thirty and you’ve got the makings of an Indigo Frost for sure.
Cassa Blue Flax Lily
Adding an oasis to your landscape with these impeccable, wide-bladed perennials can help you do just that.
Bringing the spring air into your garden can be simply accomplished by planting a mass of restful, powdery blue-green plants, or displaying their blue blooms in a low border.
We are pleased to announce that Nature Hills works with professional garden designers across the country, and we are excited to offer Cassa Blue Flax Lily (Dianella caerulea ‘DBB03’).
Despite being compact and small in stature, you will find that this Australian native holds plenty of visual appeal.
Make sure you plant them at high-profile areas of your lawn, such as in containers or in the ground.
The Cassa Blue Flax Lily is an extremely hardy and well-behaved species that has a glaucous coating on its lustrous foliage that makes it extremely durable.
Liriope Big Blue
Do you not think that this evergreen perennial groundcover plant looks just wonderful, doesn’t it? It is a very strong and hardy little edging plant.
Its common name is Big Blue Liriope (Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’). Blue flower spikes appear from midsummer to late autumn on this plant.
A big improvement to the forever popular Liriope Muscari, Big Blue is the vastly improved version of the legendary flower.
Quite simply, the arching, grass-like foliage of this plant has made it one of the most popular fill plants for a lush, easy to care for accent in any planting situation.
With its richly colored, dark green foliage, the Big Blue variety has a broader blade than other varieties. Also, the flower spikes are larger, and have a darker lavender color.
During the fall, these flowers change into abundant sets of “no-mess” black berries that are scattered above the foliage for added decorative appeal.
The easy care Climbing Hydrangea (Hydrangea anomala petiolaris) is the perfect plant if you have a lot of shade or just a few shady spots to decorate.
There are beautiful white lace cap flowers on the leaves of this perennial vine in the late spring and early summer.
The flowers bloom in shade, too! There is nothing more satisfying than finally being able to brighten up those dimly lit areas in your landscape.
Hydrangea climbing vines are a variety of highly versatile vines that offer year-round interest throughout the year.
The glossy green foliage of the summer turns into a brilliant yellow color as autumn approaches.
I find it attractive to look at mature plants during the winter months because of their exfoliating, reddish brown bark.
During the warm season, be prepared to see butterflies visiting the wide, flat flower clusters of pretty lace cap flowers to gather nectar.
Lace cap flowers can also be recognized by their fragrant leaves. You wouldn’t believe it, but it thrives in shady conditions too.
In your garden, plant a star jasmine vine (Trachelospermum jasminoides) and you will be transported to the Deep South, where hospitality and sweet tea are a part of every garden.
In addition to its intoxicating scent, Star Jasmine is also highly regarded as an ornamental. It has been used for hundreds of years as the base of many perfumes.
This plant grows clusters of white flowers that are shaped like phlox flowers and grow in clusters.
During spring and summer the flowers are produced on lovely twining stems.
The tropical foliage with its glossy green shade and winding vines are beautiful on their own.
They can be arranged in lush groupings as ground cover, or they can wind their way up trellises both indoors and outdoors. Bring the luxuriant fragrance of lavender indoors for your bouquets and floral designs by snipping a few tendrils from it.