A Florida Sensory Garden Plan

Use this guide to create a stimulating, sensory garden.
Florida Sensory Garden

Florida Sensory Garden

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

This sensory garden plan is suited to a Florida garden.

Encourage rest and appeals to the senses in this sensory garden designed for the Florida landscape and climate.

Plant List

Florida Sensory Garden Overview

Florida Sensory Garden Overview

Photo by: Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan Leah Gardner/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

This landscape plan provides a fragrant, colorful "wrap" for any patio.

A. Redbay (Persea borbonia
Alternative: Other small accent tree 

B. Dwarf palmetto (Sabal Minor) 
Alternative: Medium-sized shrub, three to five feet tall 

C. Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa
Alternative: Other small shrub, two to three feet tall 

D. Conradina (Conradina grandiflora
Alternative: Other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

E. Purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis
Alternative: Other small ornamental grass, one foot tall 

F. Conradina (Conradina grandiflora) or available annuals 
Alternative: Other groundcover 6 to 12 inches tall 

G. Florida Coontie (Zamia pumila
Alternative: Other herbaceous plant, one to two feet tall 

H. Cinnamon fern (Osmunda cinnamomea
Alternative: Royal fern (Osmunda regalis) or river oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)

I. Golden aster (Pityopsis graminifolia
Alternative: Scarlet sage (Salvia coccineus

J. Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia
Alternative: Other herbaceous accent plant, one to three feet tall 

K. Prostrate petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis
Alternative: Other groundcover, 6 to 12 inches tall 

Key

1. Butterfly house 
2. Existing patio

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