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Which Perennials Should You Choose for Your Florida Yard?

In this area of Florida that includes Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, we are blessed with a great climate where many different types of plants can grow and thrive. That means there are several choices for you to consider when looking at installing new landscaping or renovating your existing landscaping beds. At Three Seasons, we can supply or install plants for your landscaping needs.

Here is a guide to commonly used perennials in our area so that you can read through and choose which perennials you’d like to use for your Florida yard.


What Are Perennials and Why Are They a Good Choice?

Coneflowers, or echinacea, are a great perennial choice for Florida yards in Parrish.

Perennials are plants that will live for at least two growing seasons, but often they will live much longer than that. They are a good choice for your landscaping because they are a lasting investment. Annual plants will only live for one growing season and you have to replant them more often.


Flowering Shrubs Include Azaleas, Begonias, Butterfly Bush, Hibiscus, & More

Azaleas can thrive in the Florida climate of Bradenton.

A great way to add color to your yard is to plant flowering shrubs. These shrubs can grow for years if they are treated with the right fertilizer and pest control practices....

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What is the Difference Between Annuals & Perennials?

A great landscape design includes both annuals and perennials. The combination of hearty, yearlong plants and bright, seasonal flowers creates a balanced look within your landscaping beds.

Knowing the difference between your annuals and perennials will aid you in maintaining their health and help your landscape to look the best it can.


Annuals

Annuals live for one growing season and do not return. Their lifecycle, within a single season, includes sprouting, flowering, seeding, and then dying. These flowers bloom all season long and usually add brilliant splashes of color to your property.

Plant them in bunches and try different options each year for a unique look to your landscape design. Some popular annuals in the Palmetto, Parrish, and Bradenton, FL areas include zinnias, marigolds, and impatiens.

Caring For Your Annuals

Annual plants require moist soil and a water-soluble fertilizer to survive. Deadheading the blooms throughout the season is necessary to keep them flowering the entire time. Warm-season annuals grow best in the summer. Since Florida usually has two growing seasons, there are additional annuals that grow well...

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