Bright colors - Knowledgebase Question

Port Saint Lucie, Fl
Question by markpalo
September 4, 2009
I would like to plant brightly colored or flowering plants that will thrive in this hot Florida climate. My whole landscape now is green, cat palms, queen palms, bluberry plants etc. I need color! Any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
September 4, 2009


There are lots of colorful perennials you can grow in your landscape. Here are a few suggestions:
Following are the names for perennials and summer annuals that do well in our area:

Bleeding heart: partial shade or full sun, Blue daze: full sun, Caladium: shade,
Calla lily: partial shade, Cannas: full sun, Chrysanthemums: full sun,
Coleus: full sun or partial shade, Coreopsis: full sun, Dahilias: full sun,
Daylilies: full sun or partial shade, Gaillardia: full sun, Gerbera: full sun,
Kalanchoe: full sun or partial shade, Lantana: full sun, Marigolds: full sun,
Mexican heather: full sun, Orchids: depends on variety, Pentas: full sun,
Shasta daisy: full sun, Shrimp plant: full sun, Verbena: full sun, and Zinnia: full sun.

Enjoy your garden.

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