Florida Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Boca Raton, Fl
Question by tightabs
April 20, 2009
What are the best perennials for southern Florida?

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2009


The best choices for for drought tolerance are those plants which are native to your gardening region. Among those, the following are reliable low water use plants: Cosmos sulphureus; Gomphrena globosa; Leonotis nepetifolia; Portulaca grandiflora; Zinnia elegans;Zinnia haageana; Mexican zinnia; Agave americana; Aloe saponaria; Aloe vera; Euphorbia tirucalli; Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi; Opuntia humifusa; Stapelia spp.; Tradescantia pallida; macaw palm; ponytail palm; blue hesper palm; jelly palm ; European fan palm; coconut palm; Bailey palm; Cuban Wax Palm ; Alstroemeria psittacina; Artemisia absinthium; Asclepias tuberosa; Aspidistra elatior; Baptisia alba; Catharanthus roseus; Coreopsis verticillata; Crinum asiaticum; Cuphea micropetala; Cycas revoluta; Datura inoxia var. quinquecuspida; Gaura lindheimeri; Heliopsis helianthoides; Lychnis coronaria; Manihot esculenta; Mirabilis jalapa; Monarda punctata; Narcissus spp.; Oenothera speciosa; Protasparagus densiflorus; Pteridium aquilinum ; Ruta graveolens; Salvia lyrata; Scaevola aemula; Solidago odora; Tagetes lemmonii; Tradescantia spathacea; Tulbaghia violacea; Yucca filamentosa; Zamia furfuracea; Zamia pumila. Hope this list is helpful!

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