Plants & Grasses
Whether you're looking for colorful flowers, choosing a lawngrass, or adding a tree to your landscape, this section can help you find information about plants that are common in Florida yards.
- Choosing Plants
Plant matching, growing conditions, drought tolerance.
- Annuals & Perennials
One season or many--will your plants come back next year?
- Aquatic Plants
Ponds, water gardens, aquascaping, and floating hydroponics.
- Carnivorous Plants
These plants get nutrients from eating insects.
- Flowering Plants
Add color and fragrance to your yard.
- Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs
These edibles taste even better when you grow them yourself.
- Groundcovers & Lawngrasses
Woody ornamentals, turfgrasses, and propagation.
Palms, ivies, and flowering plants for the home.
- Invasive Species
Threats to Florida's natural plants and wildlife.
- Native Plants
Help native Florida plants make a comeback!
- Plants to Avoid
Poison ivy, stinging nettles, and mistletoe.
- Trees, Shrubs & Vines
Conserve energy and beautify your yard at the same time.
Learn how to manage these unwelcome additions to your yard.
For information about choosing plants for particular areas of Florida, see Specific Growing Zones.
- Entomology and Nematology Department
- Environmental Horticulture Department
- FAWN: Florida Automated Weather Network
- Florida Master Gardener Program
- Florida Partnership for Water, Agriculture & Community Sustainability at Hastings
- Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program
- Gardening in a Minute
- Home Lawn Care--Turfgrass Science
- Horticultural Sciences Department
- IPM Florida
- Landscape Plants
- Living Green
- Pesticide Information Office
- Plant Pathology Department
- School Gardens
- Soil and Water Science Department
- Trees and Hurricanes
State & Federal Agencies
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map--U.S. National Arboretum
Other University Sites
Organizations & Associations
- American Community Gardening Association
- American Horticultural Society
- Florida Native Plant Society
- National Garden Clubs
- North American Native Plant Society