Plants for Central Florida

The following are lists of plants that are suitable for Hardiness Zones 9a and 9b. Ideally, these plants can take some frost and still survive hot humid summers. The lists are derived primarily from the WaterWise Florida Landscapes plant guide produced by the Florida Water Management Districts, the University of Florida IFAS Florida-Friendly Plant List and several of the sources mentioned on the Resources page.

Another excellent source for lists of Florida freindly plants sorted by climate zone can be found at the Plant Database on

Plant Lists for the Central Florida Garden