Published: December 21, 2018, 9:55am | Modified: June 19, 2019, 1:55pm
The summers in Florida can become very dry, making gardening a challenge. Here are four drought-resistant plants to keep your garden looking great.
Dwarf (compact) Allamanda grows only 2-3′ high and 2′-3′ wide, blooms best in full sun and will bloom in partial shade. It blooms most of the year in South Florida, and they are so colorful and durable in the full sun of summer that they are often used as summer annuals in North Florida. Allamanda is not intended for human or animal consumption.
(Asclepias curassavica) is a tropical native that is widely found in Florida. The flowers are attractive to all butterflies and the Monarch and Queen larvae depend on the leaves of these plants to feed their voracious appetites. Milkweed will grow in sandy soils and will reseed readily in your garden.
(Burn Jelly Plant) The Bulbine makes a great ground cover since each plant will grow to form a clump that can reach up to four feet wide. The succulent, grass-like foliage grows to about 12 to 18 inches tall with flower spikes reaching two feet. The leaves of the Bulbine produce a jelly-like juice (similar to Aloe) that is a wonderful natural treatment for burns, rashes and insect bites.
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