Flowers for Central Florida

The following is a list of flowers that are suitable for Hardiness Zones 9a and 9b. Ideally, these plants can take some frost and still survive hot humid summers.

Name
Scientific Name
Hardiness Zones
Ageratum Ageratum houstonianum
8a-11
Amaryllis Hippeastrum hybrids
8a-9b
Annual garden phlox Phlox drummondii
8a-11
Aster, golden Pityopsis graminifolia
8a-11
Aster, Stokes Stokesia laevis
8a-11
Atamasco-lily Zephyranthes atamascao
8b-11
Beardtongue, white Penstemon multiflorus
8a-11
Begonia, wax Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum
8a-11
Bird-of-paradise Strelitzia reginae
9a-11
Black-eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
8a-11
Blanket flower Gaillardia pulchella
8a-11
Blazing star Liatris spicata
8a-11
Blue curls Trichostema dichotomum
8a-11
Blue twinflower Dyschoriste oblongifolia
8b-11
Butterfly weed Asclepias tuberosa
8a-9b
Canna x generalis Canna x generalis
8a-11
Cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
8a-11
Chrysanthemum, garden Chrysanthemum morifolium
8a-9b
Cigar plant Cuphea micropetala
9a-11
Climbing aster Aster carolinianus
8a-11
Cockscomb Celosia argentea (= C. cristata)
8a-11
Common tickseed Coreopsis leavenworthii
8a-11
Coreopsis Coreopsis tinctoria
8a-11
Cosmos Cosmos bipinnatus
8a-11
Crinum lily Crinum spp.
8a-10b
Dotted horsemint Monarda punctata
8a-11
Dusty miller Senecio cineraria
8a-11
Florida violet Viola sororia
8a-11
Four o'clock Mirabilis jalapa
8a-11
Geranium Pelargonium x hortorum
8b-11
Gerbera daisy Gerbera jamesonii
8b-11
Globe amaranth Gomphrena globosa
8a-11
Green eyes Berlandiera subacaulis
8a-11
Impatiens Impatiens spp.
9a-11
Iris, blue flag Iris hexagona
8a-11
Iris, Virginia Iris virginica
8a-11
Lantana, trailing Lantana montevidensis
9a-11
Lizards tail Saururus cernuus
8b-11
Marigold, French Tagetes patula
8a-11
Marigold, sweet Tagetes lucida
8b-11
Mistflower Conoclinium coelestinum
8a-11
Moss rose Portulaca grandiflora
8a-11
Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus
8a-9b
Paint brush Carphephorus corymbosus
8a-11
Pentas Pentas lanceolata
8a-11
Petunia Petunia x hybrida
8a-11
Phlox Phlox subulata
8a-9b
Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea
8a-11
Rain-lily Zephyranthes simpsonii
8a-11
Rattlesnake master Eryngium yuccifolium
8a-11
Sage Salvia spp.
8a-11
Sage, lyre-leaved Salvia lyrata
8a-11
Sage, scarlet Salvia splendens
8a-11
Sage, tropical red Salvia coccinea
8a-11
Scorpion tail Heliotropium angiospermum
9a-11
Sea oxeye daisy Borrichia frutescens
8b-11
Seaside goldenrod Solidago sempervirens
8a-11
Shasta daisy Chrysanthemum x superbum
8b-11
Snapdragon Antirrhinum majus
8a-11
Spider lily Hymenocallis latifolia
9a-11
Spiderwort, blue Tradescantia ohiensis
8a-11
Spiral ginger Costus barbatus
8a-11
String-lily Crinum americanum
8a-11
Sunflower, beach Helianthus debilis
8a-11
Sunflower, narrow-leaved Helianthus angustifolius
8a-9b
Sweet alyssum Lobularia maritima
8a-11
Sweet William Dianthus barbatus
8a-9b
Verbena, garden Verbena x hybrida
9a-11
Verbena, moss Glandularia pulchella
8a-11
Verbena, purpletop Verbena bonariensis
8a-9b
Wild columbine Aquilegia canadensis
8a-9b
Wild petunia Ruellia caroliniensis
8a-11
Wishbone flower Torenia fournieri
9a-11
Yarrow Achillea millefolium
8a-11
Yellow canna Canna flaccida
8a-11
Yellowtop Flaveria linearis
8b-11