|Perennial Garden Plants Which Grow in Florida|
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Edited by Robert J. Black and Edward Gilman
Wherever you live in Florida, Your Florida Guide to Bedding Plants meets your special needs with step-by-step information from experts in Florida horticulture
In the warmer regions of Florida, some perennials behave as annuals while impatiens, can go year 'round. Many plants show up in the garden centers from other parts of the country, and their ability to perform is a matter of trial and error.
Plants: Selection, Establishment and Maintenance
Want to look a little different? Try these perennials in your Florida garden:
The most floriferous of all Blanket Flowers, this hybrid sets its big yellow-and-orange blooms for many months, so your garden is never "out of bloom"!
15 inches high and wide -- a good size for flowerpots as well as the garden bed and border -- if you keep the flowers picked or deadheaded, new buds will appear.
6 to 8 inches high, sets long, slender green stems, at the very end of which is a tiny, round silver bloom.
'Live Wire' is a Sedge, reaching 20 inches across in sun or part shade (or bright light indoors). Children are fascinated by its unusual shape, and it puts up with a lot of stress, from heat and humidity to poor soil. Hardy only in zones 8-10. Pkt is 15 multi-pellets, each of which yields 3 to 5 plants.
Muhly Grass 'White Cloud' Muhlenbergia capillaris 'White Cloud'