The Most Sophisticated Plants for Your Florida Lawn

Florida’s natural beauty is all around you, the natural environment is filled with so many beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees. Take advantage of Florida’s beautiful warm weather that so many plants thrive in by enhancing your lawn. To help you in your search, here are some sophisticated plants to add to your Florida lawn. 

African Lily (Agapanthus africanus)

African lilies, also called lily of the Nile, are a perennial herbaceous plant of the amaryllis family. It is a common ornamental in warm climates and is grown for its large spherical flower clusters. The flowers are funnel-shaped and typically purple, blue, or white in color. African lilies are such flamboyant and exotic-looking perennials that are sure to enhance your lawn.

Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

The blazing star is a versatile North American plant that is noted for its tall, showy clusters of flowers that bloom from early to late summer. The blazing star will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your lawn. This easy-care plant is perfect for growing at the back of borders and beds for vertical visual impact. 

Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum dactyloides)

Fakahatchee grass, or Gamma Grass, is a Florida native plant with deep green spiky foliage that erupts from fountain-like clumps. Inconspicuous flowers appear in late spring that can be white, pink, yellow, or rust-colored. This grass adds texture to any yard and works well as a border. It is easy to grow and propagate and makes a wonderful addition to any lawn. 

Horsetail Reed (Equisetum hyemale)

Horsetail reed is a non-flowering evergreen perennial with vertical green stems that have horizontal bands similar to bamboo. Horsetail is an extremely fast-growing plant that reaches its full height within a matter of weeks. Horsetail reed is stately and can add a clean-cut look to your lawn. 

Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris)

Muhly grass is a beautiful and low-maintenance plant that does not require a lot of time and attention. As fall approaches, muhly grass produces soft, fuzzy pink flowers that are compared to cotton candy. These problem-free plants are not prone to pests or disease and are the perfect low-maintenance plant to add to any lawn.


Palm trees are the perfect tropical accent for any Florida lawn. They provide shade and can add a more cohesive look to your landscape design. Create a tropical vibe at your home by landscaping with palm trees. 

Lantanas (Lantana camara)

Lantanas are low maintenance and come in a wide variety of bright colors, including red, orange, yellow, pink, yellow, and purple. They are annual flowering plants that can be grown year-round as perennials. Lantanas will provide vibrant pops of color on your lawn. 

Black-eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans are daisy-like flowers with bright yellow petals and a black center. They can survive harsh conditions, including heat, drought, and high salt content in the air (perfect if living on the coast). The flowers bloom from June to September and have become one of the most popular wildflowers grown. Black-eyed Susan is the perfect cheerful plant to add to your lawn. 

For help with adding new plants to spice up your landscaping, look no further than the professionals at Skinner Lawns! Give us a call today at (904) 720-2515.

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