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North Florida September Gardening Guide

What to Plant in September

Annuals/Bedding plants: Try ageratum, celosia, zinnia, and wax begonia for color into fall. See Annuals

Bulbs: Add color, texture, and pattern to the garden with the many varieties of elephant’s ear (Alocasia spp.), calla, narcissus, and zephyr lily. See Elephant’s Ear and Bulbs for Florida

Herbs: Plant Mexican tarragon, mint, rosemary, and basil. See Herbs

Florida Radiance cultivar

Vegetables: It is time to establish strawberry plants. Other veggies to plant now are broccoli, carrot, cabbage, collards, and many others.Using transplants from your local garden center will get the garden off to a fast start, but seeds offer more varieties to choose from. For a list of Florida-proven performers. See Vegetable Gardening in Florida

Garden for hummingbirds: Plant firebush, firespike, russelia, and other plants to supply nectar for visiting hummingbirds. SeeHummingbird Gardening