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Longwood, Fl
Question by mvgeier
May 7, 2010
We are re-planting out front garden. Need drought tolerant shrubs and flowering plants that can be in full sun in central Florida. Recommendations?


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Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010

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Some drought tolerant shrubs to consider include Allamanda, Firecracker Plant, Rusty Lyonia Tarflower, Firebush, Simpson Stopper, Texas Sage, Orange Jasmine, Frangipani, Beautyberry, Podocarpus, Dwarf Poinciana, Seagrape, Powderpuff,
Plumbago, Golden Dewdrop, Florida Privet, Croton, Juniper, Yaupon Holly, Lychee, Dwarf Citrus , dwarf Pomegranate. Perennials include Chinese Fountain Grass, Spider Lily, Amaryllis, Porterweed, Twinflower, Dwarf Natal Plum (Carissa), Gazania, Gaillardia, Cone Flower, Beach Sunflower, Coontie, Muhly Grass, African Iris, Bush Daisy, Coreopsis, Quailberry, Ornamental Pepper, Dahlberg Daisy, Salvia, Cosmos, Verbena, Portulaca, Marigold and Nasturtium.

Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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