Central Florida’s climate offers a great opportunity to have a yard filled with a wide variety of beautiful plants, and growing these beauties from seeds can be very rewarding! When you know which seeds are likely to sprout in a tropical environment, you can plan your landscaping to make sure your yard stops traffic! 

From Seed to Sprout to Simply Amazing!  

Here are some seed planting inspirations suitable for Central Florida yards:

Native Plants: Utilizing native plant seeds is a great choice for landscaping in Central Florida. They are well-adapted to the local climate and require minimal maintenance once established.

Some of the native plant seeds suitable for Central Florida include blanketflower (Gaillardia pulchella), tickseed (Coreopsis spp.), purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), and dwarf pawpaw (Asimina parviflora).

Tropical and Subtropical Plants: Central Florida’s climate is ideal for a variety of tropical and subtropical plants. Consider planting seeds for species such as Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae), bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spp.), croton (Codiaeum variegatum), Ti Plant (Cordyline fruticosa), and crocosmia (Crocosmia spp.).

Palms and Cycads: Palms and cycads are iconic elements of Central Florida landscapes and ideal specimens to use as focal points in your yard. While they are often propagated from existing plants, some species can be grown from seeds, including saw palmetto (Serenoa repens), queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana), cardboard palm (Zamia furfuracea), and sago palm (Cycas revoluta).

Edible Plants: Consider planting seeds that produce delicious food! Some options include tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), pepper (Capsicum spp.), okra (Abelmoschus esculentus), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), and pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo). Strategically plant the seeds in places around your yard where they can be appreciated, but out of the way of foot traffic.  

Annuals and Perennials: Annual and perennial flowers will add color and visual interest to your landscape. Some popular options for seeds include marigold (Tagetes spp.), zinnia (Zinnia spp.), sunflower (Helianthus annuus), coneflower (Echinacea spp.), and black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.)

As your seeded landscape is developing into something amazing, be sure to keep it properly watered. If you give the ground too much or too little water, the plants may wither and die or not grow at all. This is why it’s important that your irrigation system is running properly and programmed correctly. If you’re not sure your system is working like it should, call us or complete our request service form and we’ll be happy to take a look.

Grow Plants from Seed to Enjoy a Bountiful and Beautiful Landscape      

Planting a landscape from seed is fun and educational. While it takes a bit of time to see the results of your hard work, the outcome is more than satisfying!

In addition to having a gorgeous, landscaped yard, you’ll have an abundance of colorful flowers to cut and keep in vases around your home. You’ll love appreciating their beauty and pleasant aroma indoors when the weather prevents you from sitting outside.  

Remember, if you ever need assistance with sprinkler repair or irrigation in the Orlando area, make sure and give us a ring!