What Are Some Flowering Plants That Grow Well in Florida?


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African lily, cannas, Aztec lily, blood lily and dahlia are several flowering plants that thrive in Florida. Other plants that grow well in Florida include rain lily, watsonia, spider lily, peacock iris and walking iris. African Lily showcases green leaves and high stalks with groups of white or blue flowers, while cannas flourishes in warm environments.

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African lily grows well in Florida when planted between October and February, with the edge of the rhizome buried beneath the surface. African Lily and cannas are flowering plants that remain healthy when kept evenly damp while growing under full sun exposure or partial shade.

Firebush is an evergreen shrub that blossoms with orange-red flowers and grows up to 10 feet tall and 6 feet wide. The shrub boasts red leaves, which gradually change into a green color, and produces tiny berries that initially appear green and turn into yellow, red and eventually black. This plant withstands drought and thrives in full sunlight or partial shade.

Saw palmetto is a native palm tree that flourishes in Florida. The tree grows slowly up to a height of 6 feet. Pineapple guava features grayish-green leaves, pink and white flowers, and a fruit that tastes similar to guava. This tree remains evergreen, grows up to 8 to 12 feet tall under sun exposure and withstands salt exposure near coastal areas.

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