|I live in the Tampa, FL area and would like to know what planting #region am I in and what types of plants are heat and drought resistant and will keep their floral appearance|
|Tampa is in gardening zone 9B. The University of Florida has a publication listing all of the colorful perennials suitable for your gardening region, along with helpful planting tips: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG035
Hope this provides you with lots of ideas for your colorful garden. Enjoy!