20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers

Landscaping with Florida’s native wildflowers and plants provides refuge for birds, bees and butterflies while creating “habitat highways” through urban settings.

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 are milkweed (Asclepias spp.), goldenaster (Chrysopsis spp.), false rosemary (Conradina spp.), tickseed (Coreopsis spp.), twinflower (Dyschoriste spp.), blanketflower (Gaillardia spp.), Verbena (Glandularia spp.), sunflower (Helianthus spp.), St. John’s wort (Hypericum spp.), blazing star (Liatris spp.), Spotted beebalm (Monarda punctata), Silver-leaved aster (Pityopsis graminifolia), black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.) Wild petunia (Ruellia spp.), sage (Salvia spp.), skullcap (Scutellaria spp.), senna (Senna spp.), rosinweed (Silphium spp.), goldenrod (Solidago spp.) and aster (Symphyotrichum spp.).

Each species profile includes color photos, a description of the plant and its genus, tips for landscape use and maintenance, and ideal site conditions. Eighty thousand copies have been printed, a third of which are already on the way to Florida residents and landscape professionals statewide.

The project is produced in partnership with the Florida Association of Native Nurseries and the Native Plant Horticulture Foundation.

To request copies to distribute at a meeting or event, click here to go to our publication request form. To request more than 200 copies, please email Info@FlaWildflowers.org.

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