How to Grow Florida Flowers


Because of the warm climate and soil conditions, dozens of flower varieties are grown throughout the state of Florida. Whether you choose to add lavender, crape myrtle, pink, red, yellow or white roses, or an exotic tropical Florida flower such as the orange blossom, growing Florida flowers is a simple process that does not require gardening or horticulture expertise.

Step 1

Use your spade or shovel to dig a 6-inch hole in your garden to place your Florida flowers. Florida flowers prefer full sun, so be sure to pick a sunny spot in your garden.

Step 2

Fill a watering can with 1 cup room-temperature water.

Step 3

Sprinkle water on your flower roots and place the flower into the unearthed spot in your garden. Ensure that the roots are not planted further than a 4-inch depth.

Step 4

Add 1 cup good potting soil to the unearthed garden soil.

Step 5

Gently pack the soil mixture around the Florida flower plant. If you wish to plant additional Florida flowers, ensure that you space them at least 2 feet from other plants in your garden.

Step 6

Water Florida flowers every three days. Protect them from frost when the temperature drops below 40 degrees Fahrenheit by placing a plastic trash bag over the Florida flowers.

Things You'll Need

  • Florida flowers
  • Good potting soil
  • Trash bag
  • Watering can
  • Water
  • Gardening gloves
  • Spade or shovel


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