Salt tolerant plants - Knowledgebase Question

Palm Bay, Fl
Question by stodd9
March 12, 2010
I'm trying to plant a bedding area and have a deep well that has been tested and comes up salty. I live in FL. Would like something that blooms, what perinnial or shrubs would you suggest?

Answer from NGA
March 12, 2010


Some low growing, salt tolerant plants for your region include Adam's-needle (Yucca smalliana); African milk brush (Synadenium grantii ); Crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii); Cuphea (Cuphea hyssopifolia) and Inkberry (Scaevola plumieri). Other salt tolerant plants include Lily turf (Ophiopogon japonicus), Lirope (Lirope spicata), Blood leaf (Alternanthera), Portulaca, Lantana, Coleus blumei, Kalanchoe and Daylilies.

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