Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Plants for Polk County

Polk County is a unique place to garden! Located in the heart of Central Florida, Polk County plants must be able to tolerate cold temperatures, hot and humid days, intense rain events, and extended periods of drought. 

The Polk County Plant Database will help you identify plants for your Polk County yard.  Choose plants from the expanding database, or search using key words.  Use the Glossary of Terms to make searching easier and familiarize yourself with the important characteristics of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. 

Click here to download a printable plant list!

Nurseries that may carry recommended plants:

Biosphere Nursery, 14908 Tilden Road, Winter Garden, FL   website
Peterson Nursery, 2184 E County Road 540A, Lakeland   website
Polk Training Center for Handicapped Citizens Nursery, 111 Creek Road, Lake Alfred, FL   website
Spirit Lake Road Nursery, 5123 Spirit Lake Road, Winter Haven   website
The Natives, 2929 JB Carter Road, Davenport, FL   website
Wirt's Point Nursery, 1160 S Scenic Hwy, Babson Park., FL  website

*note*  Nursery stock changes often so we recommend that you contact the nursery before you go to purchase plants.

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