Plants for Central Florida Gardens

Index of Plants (there are almost 100 plants listed on this page, so the Index is probably the quickest way to find what you are looking for).

The following are some of my favorite plants. A few of the plants also represent a form of "wish list" - flowers, trees and shrubs I've never grown before in Florida that I would like to experiment with in the new house. A quick scan of the list reveals my preference for showy, flowering plants. I've also included some "Not So Favorite Plants". These are the plants I put into the "cast iron" category - tough, functional, able to take extreme levels of neglect, widely used in Florida gardens. However, they are rarely the ones I would point to with pride or accomplishment.

 

Sunlight

Partial Shade

Shade

Trees
(15' or less)
 
Trees
(Greater than 15')
 
Shrubs
(3' or less)
Shrubs
(Greater than 3')
Groundcovers
Vines  
Flowers
(2' or less)
Flowers
(Greater than 2')
Container Plants
Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Bananas
Blueberry
Fennel
Feijoa
Ginger