Bedding plants - Knowledgebase Question

Palm City, Fl
Question by russellbscha
March 2, 2009
I want to put low lying plants around my pool deck and make some plant beds. I live in South Florida and they get full sun 365 days per year. I would like to have a little bit of color too, if possible. I DO NOT have a green thumb, so what kind of plants should I use. I found Cheddar Pinks--can those be used?

Answer from NGA
March 2, 2009


Here are a few suggestion:
Shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana) grows 3-5 inches in full sun then produces 6? spikes of red, rusty brown, yellow, or green brachts containing small, white, shrimp-like flowers. Unique, adaptable, easily grown plant. Also known as Beloperone guttata.

Moss rose (Portulaca grandiflora), grows 4-8 inches. This plant is small, annual, low-growing succulent with small, lance-shaped, fleshy, bright green leaves on reddish stems. Yellow, pink, red, or orange flowers in summer; close at night and on cloudy days. Suitable as groundcover, in rockery, or as border.

Cheddar pinks are a good choice, as are Beach morning glory (Ipomoea pescaprae),
Bugle weed (Ajuga reptans) or Creeping Charlie (Pilea nummulariifolia).

Hope one of these suggestions works for you!

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