wanted: new to fl gardening

NYnicJanuary 1, 2013

Just moved to The Villages (northwest of Orlando)FL from Maine and want to know if I can successfully plant my three faves which did so well up north. What are my prospects for nasturtiums, morning glories & sunflowers? I usually plant all from seed starters.Thanks!

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Michael AKA Leekle2ManE - Zone 9a - Lady Lake

Welcome to Florida. I would just like to point out that you posted your question in the Trades section. If you post in the Forum section you will more likely get the answers you seek. The only one I can help with is the Morning Glories. Yes, some Morning Glories grow here in Florida, however, the ones that have volunteered in my yard have withered and died during the heat of mid-summer. I imagine if I had more shade in my yard they might have done better, but shade is something I have very little of at the moment.

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 9:52AM
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You might want to try a Passion Flower Vine instead of Morning Glories. This would be a great place to trade for some nice Florida plants.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 11:12PM
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JohnnyPete(Zone 10)

I've grown morning glory here in Zone 10 (South of Lake okeechobee) just by throwing them into a palm tree, yes they do well here. Last year I grew some Mammoth Sunflowers and they grew huge. Don't know about the nasturtiums, but according to floridata.com they do well in zones 9-11 through the winter.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nasturtiums

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 12:17AM
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My nasturtiums (Dwarf Jewels, Gleam mix, and Alaska) do great here!

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 8:21PM
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