Add Color to Your Florida Lawn with These Spring-Blooming Plants

Florida has an abundance of native plants that bloom in the spring and add a touch of color to your outdoor space. Whether you’re looking for low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants or something with a showy flower, there is a plant for every garden. Let’s explore some of the most popular spring-blooming plants in Florida and how they can help spruce up your garden.

Tinted Sage (Salvia Reptans)

Tinted sage is a low-growing, evergreen perennial that blooms bright pink flowers in the spring. This drought-tolerant plant is great if you are looking for something that doesn’t require much maintenance or water. Even when it is not blooming, this plant provides texture and interest to any landscape design with its small grey leaves.

Butterfly Pea (Centrosema virginianum)

The butterfly pea is an annual vine native to Florida. It grows quickly, so it’s great for covering up fences or other eyesores in the garden. In addition to its attractive foliage, this plant produces showy blue or purple flowers from late spring through early fall—making it irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds alike! Plus, this plant requires very little care—just give it some water and fertilizer once in a while and it will reward you with beautiful blooms all season long.

Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

Gardenia is a popular flower in the southeastern United States. It produces white flowers with a pleasant fragrance that can be enjoyed all spring long. Best of all, it thrives in Florida’s warm climate and does well when planted in sandy soil. They prefer full sunlight but can tolerate some shade as well. =

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Crape myrtle is another common flowering plant found throughout Florida. These plants produce colorful blooms ranging from pink to lavender in early summer and will continue producing flowers up until autumn. Crape myrtles also prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade as well. Just be sure not to prune them too heavily during the fall or winter months as this can affect their bloom cycle the following year. 

Azalea (Rhododendron chapmanii)

Azaleas are incredibly popular flowering shrubs native to many regions of the United States including Florida, Champman’s azalea is Florida’s only native evergreen azalea. They thrive best when planted in acidic soil and prefer partial shade instead of direct sunlight. Azaleas produce a variety of vibrant colors including pink, purple, red, and white – perfect for adding contrast to your garden this spring season!  

Springtime in Florida brings an array of colorful blooms that can bring life to any garden space! Whether you are looking for low-maintenance ground covers or vibrant showstoppers, there are plenty of options available that will thrive in the sunny climate here in Florida. Our local professionals at Skinner Lawns are dedicated to providing reliable and professional service that will give your outdoor area lasting value. From tinted sage to butterfly pea and everything in between—there are plenty of plants perfect for adding beauty and color to your yard! Experience quality care at an affordable price, for more information call 904-720-2515.