Florida Native Plants

Native plants are adapted to our local climate and soil, where they occur naturally.  There are many benefits to planting native plant species in your landscape and garden.  Native plants do not require as many fertilizers, they require less water, can help prevent erosion, and most importantly provide shelter and food for wildlife. By incorporating native plant species in your design you are enhancing the biodiversity of our region keeping bees are buzzing with gratitude!

Browse Our Native Selection:

Many plants are native to wide ranges of the Southeastern United States, and here we have compiled a list of those that do better in our more Southern Gulf Coast Region.  Not all plants native to the Southeast naturally occur in Florida, so those that do are marked with a (*) for your reference. 


Some native species are hard to source from nursery growers, but here at Wildwood Garden we strive to have as many varieties as we can reasonably carry.  The availability of certain varieties can vary by season or are special order only (Sea Oats and Dune Sunflowers).  For current availability, please give us a call at 850-797-3678. 


  • Dwarf Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum floridanum)*
  • Fakahatchee Grass (Tripsacum dactyloides)*
  • Pink Muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris)*
  • Purple Lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)*
  • Sand Cord Grass (Spartina bakeri)*
  • Sea Oats (Uniola paniculata)*

Native Florida Palms:

  • Cabbage Palm (Sabal palmetto)*
  • Coontie Palms (Zamia integrifolia)*
  • Saw Palms (Serenoa repens)* 


  • Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)*
  • Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.)
  • Firebush (Hamelia patens)*
  • Holly Shrubs (Ilex spp.)
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)
  • Red Anise (Illicium floridanum)*
  • Simpson Stopper (Myrcianthes fragans)*
  • Walter Viburnum (Viburnum obovatum)*
  • Yellow Ocala Anise (Illicium parviflorum)*


  • Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)*
  • Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)*
  • Elm Trees (Ulmus spp.)*
  • Fringe Trees (Chionanthus virginicus)
  • Holly Trees (Ilex spp.)
  • Junipers (Juniperus spp.)
  • Oak Trees (Quercus spp.)*
  • River Birch (Betula nigra)*
  • Red Maple Trees (Acer rubrum)*
  • Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)*
  • Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana)*
  • Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)*
  • Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera)*

Wildflowers & Perennials:

  • Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)*
  • Blue Eyed Grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium)*
  • Coneflower (Echinacea spp.)*
  • Dune Sunflower (Helianthus debilis)*
  • Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
  • Salvia varieties (Salvia spp.)
  • Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)
  • Sunshine Mimosa (Mimosa strigillosa)
  • Tickseed (Coreopsis spp.)


  • Amethyst Falls (American) Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)
  • Carolina Jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)
  • Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
  • Cross Vine (Bignonia capreolata)
  • Passion Flower / Maypop (Passiflora incarnata)
  • Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans)

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