Start with 20 Easy Wildflowers
With interest mounting in using wildflowers in urban landscapes, there is a huge demand for information for those new to Florida’s native plants. Enter “20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers.”
The 24-page magazine features a selection of 20 “tried and true” wildflowers that are easy to grow and maintain. And, with interest in supporting our beleaguered bees, butterflies and wildlife at an all-time high, readers will find that the selected plants excel at providing nectar, pollen and habitat.
Featured species are Milkweed, False rosemary, Tickseed, Goldenaster, Blanketflower, Blazing star, Skullcap, Twinflower, Sunflower, Spotted beebalm, Silver-leaved aster, Black-eyed Susan, Wild Petunia, Sage, Goldenrod, Rosinweed, Verbena, Senna, St. John’s wort and Aster.
“The results of landscaping with native wildflowers are amazing. So many beautiful plants, lots of butterflies, caterpillars and other critters!” — Joanne Mason, Plant City
Starting a Florida wildflower garden?
Plan for success
- Choose plants correct for your site’s conditions and climate zone.
- For sunny gardens, choose a site that gets four or more hours of sun.
- For shade gardens, select a site with light daily or afternoon shade.
- Select plants that bloom in different seasons.
- Use native grasses or groundcovers to fill space and add interest.
- Remove weeds and debris seasonally.
- Let seeds dry and set naturally to produce new plants.
Learn to grow Florida’s native wildflowers
Watch these videos and you’ll know how the Sunshine State got its name, when to plant wildflowers from seed, how to prepare a site for planting and much more.
Native Florida Wildflowers (Part 1)
All about Florida wildflowers and how to establish a bed (Part 1).
Native Florida Wildflowers (Part 2)
All about Florida wildflowers and how to establish a bed (Part 2).
Protecting Florida Wildflowers
Wildflowers in Florida’s natural areas.
Landscaping with Wildflowers
Great native plants for your landscape.
Get the facts on growing native wildflowers
Adding wildflowers to your landscape is easy – just select the right plant for the right place. On this page, you’ll find information that will help you be a blooming success.
NITRATES & PHOSPHORUS
in surface waters are generated by fertilizer
OF FLORIDIANS DEPEND
on the Floridan aquifer for their water
NATIVE AND NATURALIZED
flowering plant species in Florida
The Wildflowers, naturally! program recognizes gardens throughout the state that have areas dedicated to native wildflowers, flowering shrubs and trees. Celebrate real Florida by applying for recognition today (free for FWF members).
Learn more about the Wildflowers, naturally! landscape recognition program.
Go to the source for native plant material.
Finding the right plant for the right place
- Plant Real Florida – Learn about native plants appropriate for your region.
- Florida Association of Native Nurseries – Locate wholesale and retail sources of Florida native plants.
- Florida Wildflower and Plant Growers Association – Purchase Florida wildflower seeds and plants.
- Florida Native Plant Society – Build a list of appropriate native plants for your landscape.
- Natives for Your Neighborhood – Learn about species for your South Florida location.
- Florida-Friendly Plant Database – Learn about low-maintenance plants for Florida yards.
- Florida Trees for Urban and Suburban Sites – Select trees using its database.