Southwest Florida Annuals and Perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Myers, Fl
Question by kanwaljc
May 2, 2009
Since weather in SW Florida is either hot or mild, would annuals last the whole year? If not, what annuals would do well with the winters here? In terms of perennials, can you give a me a list of flowering perenials that would show blooms at different parts of the year? Their heights would be a consideration as well. Thank.


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Answer from NGA
May 2, 2009

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Annuals are seasonal - they only last for a few months at best. Some prefer cool temperatures and others like it hot so you will need to plant new annuals, depending upon the season. However, perennials can bloom for long periods of time. Here is a web address for a publication on perennials, along with bloom periods, from the University of Florida: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG035
I think you will find it helpful in planning your garden.

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