Florida-Friendly Plant Resources
- Florida Friendly Plant Database
A vast collection of pictures and growing information on Florida-Friendly plants that can be planted in your part of the state.
- The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection and Landscape Design (12.5MB pdf)
A beautiful fully illustrated handbook on Florida-Friendly plants used throughout Florida and also learn tips on Florida-Friendly landscaping and design principles.
- Wildflower Database
Great resource to find information on Florida’s native wildflowers and how to use them in your landscape to attract butterflies.
- Landscape Plants
Great resource on plant selection, proper planting, pruning, root structure and maintenance of common trees, palms and shrubs in the landscape.
- UF Environmental Horticulture
Information and resources on the University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Department.
- Water-Wise Plant Database
Information on the identification, selection and growing requirements of water-wise plants used in Florida landscapes
The Nine FFL Principles
- 1. Right Plant, Right Place
- 2. Water Efficiently
- 3. Fertilize Appropriately
- 4. Mulch
- 5. Attract Wildlife
- 6. Manage Yard Pests Responsibly
- 7. Recycle
- 8. Reduce Storm
- 9.Protect the Waterfront
Perform a pH test before planting. Plants such as Ixoras, Hibiscus, Gardenia, Camellia and Azaleas are acid-loving plants requiring a pH between 5.5 and 6.0. Planting in soil that has a high pH might result in poor growth and increased pest activity.