Adding perennials to your landscape beds will give them a splash of color and make your property in Florida more eye-catching. Five perennial flowers that you can add to your landscape are daylilies, purple coneflowers, salvias, black-eyed Susans, and butterfly weed. Daylilies come in many different colors and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Purple coneflowers are beautiful flowers that stand out with their violet-purple petals. Salvias come in various shades of pink, purple, blue, red, white, and lavender. Black-eyed Susans have bright yellow petals with dark brown centers blooming from late summer to fall. Butterfly weeds are known for attracting monarch butterflies to your property, which is always a plus for gardeners and butterfly appreciators alike.

1. Daylilies

Daylilies on property in Bartow, FL.

A popular perennial flower option for landscape beds in Florida is the daylily. This plant has large blooms that come in various shades of orange, yellow, red, pink, and white. The blossoms typically stand tall on 20-to-30-inch stems, which gives them a unique look as they stand out from other plants in the garden. What sets this flowering plant apart is its incredible ability to produce new flowers daily throughout summer.

Daylilies are easy to grow and don’t require much maintenance once established. They do best when planted in well-draining soil and exposed to the full sun. Additionally, regular watering is recommended to keep them looking their best.

2. Purple Coneflowers

The purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) is one of the most recognizable wildflowers in North America. It features beautiful violet-purple petals surrounding a distinctive brown cone center. Its unique appearance makes it a sought-after addition to any landscape bed.

This particular species thrives in sunny areas with well-drained soil. It requires minimal maintenance and can tolerate some degree of neglect if conditions are not ideal. However, providing optimal growing conditions will yield the best results. Regular watering during dry spells in Florida and occasional fertilization can help ensure robust growth and long-lasting beauty.

The purple coneflower attracts butterflies, bees, and birds to any outdoor space where it grows.

3. Salvia

Perennial flowers for garden in Bartow, FL.

Salvias are herbaceous flowering plants that come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Their vibrant blooms provide a stunning pop of color in any landscape bed. Some common cultivars include magenta sage, pineapple sage, coral sage, and many more.

Salvias prefer well-drained soil and full sunlight exposure. They are relatively low-maintenance once established, requiring only periodic pruning to maintain their shape and size. Watering should be done regularly but sparingly to avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot in these moisture-loving plants.

4. Black-Eyed Susan

The black-eyed Susan is a native wildflower found throughout the eastern United States. It is characterized by bright yellow petals surrounding a dark brown center known as the "black eye."

This hardy perennial thrives in sunny locations with well-drained soil. It prefers moist but not overly wet conditions. Once established, it requires minimal maintenance and can withstand mild drought conditions, which makes it great for any Florida garden. Regular trimming or deadheading is necessary to promote continued blooming throughout the growing season.

5. Butterfly Weed

If attracting butterflies to your yard is your goal, then the butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is the perfect choice for your landscape bed in Florida. This perennial plant boasts clusters of showy orange flowers that attract these pollinators like moths to a flame.

This plant does best in full sun exposure and tolerates a wide range of soil types as long as drainage is good. It is important to monitor and adjust watering since it prefers drier conditions. Although it is generally considered to be pest and disease-resistant, it may benefit from companion planting such as marigolds, yarrows, or zinnias.

Butterfly weed is a great perennial for a Florida garden because it attracts hummingbirds.

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At Evolve Contracting, we can help you transform your landscape with gorgeous flowers through our plantings and softscapes service. We offer a wide variety of perennial flowers for you to choose from, including daylilies, purple coneflowers, salvias, black-eyed Susans, and butterfly weed. Whether you're looking to give existing landscape beds a touch-up or want a completely new installation that our team can help you design, we have you covered. Our team offers this service to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Bartow, Lakeland Highlands, Highland City, FL, and surrounding areas. Give us a call at (863) 537-7537 to sign up for our plantings and softscapes service today!