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

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

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


1. Butterfly house
2. Existing patio

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