Water-Wise Landscape for Florida

Scarlet sage, blue flag iris and beach sunflower team up in this water-saving entryway garden.

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Use this plan for a space measuring about 28 feet wide. Below is a site plan adapted to a 50-foot-wide area.

Plant list

A. Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa)
Alternative: Other medium shrub 3 to 5 feet tall

B. Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa)
Alternative: Other evergreen, drought-tolerant accent shrub

C. Purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)
Alternative: Other ornamental grass or grass-like plant, one to 2 feet tall

D. Scarlet sage (Salvia coccineus) red, pink, purple or white available
Alternative: Bloodleaf (Iresine diffusa). white flowers with red tinged leaves
or other flowering herbaceous plant, 2 to 3 feet tall

E. Beach sunflower (Helianthus debilis)
Alternative: Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia spp.), blanketflower (Gaillardia pulchella) or other flowering herbaceous plant, one to 2 feet tall

F. Conradina (Conradina grandiflora)
Alternative: Rose verbena (Verbena canadensis), beach verbena (Glandularia maritima) or other flowering groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall

G. Blue flag iris (Iris versicolor)
Alternative: Copper iris (Iris fulva) or other tough, small groundcover, 2 to 4 inches tall

H. Prostrate petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis)
Alternative: Green and gold (Chrysogonum virginianum) or other moisture-tolerant herbaceous plant

Use this site plan for a space that measures 50 feet wide.

Key

1. Stepping stone
2. Porch/Landing
3. Rain chain
4. Dry-stream bed
5. Rock/small boulder
6. Rock-lined basin or depression

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Landscape plan by Leah Gardner
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations (www.simutisillustrations.com)

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