Tour Discovery Gardens:
Xeriscape Garden

Colorful trail signs invite you to learn the seven principles of Xeriscape gardening.  Plantings are showcased to illustrate the most efficient ways of landscaping the Central Florida environment.  Your walk through the three distinct zones of Natural, Drought Tolerant, and Oasis plantings will lead to a better understanding of how you can do your part to conserve water and keep your Florida yard looking beautiful.  Don't forget to stop by our covered outdoor classroom building for an interesting demonstration of a rain barrel water re-use system.  Then follow the signs and soon you'll be a "pro" at Xeriscaping.

Xeriscape Garden Inventory

Common name Botanical Name
African Iris Dietes vegeta
Air Plant, Miracle leaf Kalanchoe pinnata
Arblick Perennial Peanut Peanut 'Arblick'
Asiatic Jasmine Trachelospermum asiaticum
Aztec Grass Ophiopogon jaburan
Blanket Flower Gaillardia pulchella
Blue Daze Evolvulus glomeratus
Blue Rug Juniper Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Rug'
Century Plant Agave spp.
Cherry Laurel Prunus carolinia
Chickasaw Plum Prunus angustifolia
Christmas Bells Kalanchoe verticillata
Coral Plant Jatropha multifida
Coral Plant - Dwarf Jatropha multifida
Crinum Lily Crinum asiaticum
Day Lilies Hemerocallis spp.
East Palatka Holly Ilex opaca x Attenuata
Flame Vine Pyrostegia venusta
Fringe Tree Chionanthus virginicus
Gold Mound Lantana Lantana camara 'Gold Mound'
Green Giant Liriope Liriope muscari 'Green Giant'
Harbor Dwarf Nandina Nandina domestica 'Harbor Dwarf'
Indian Hawthorne Rhapiolepis indica 'alba'
Jerusalem Thorn Parkinsonia aculeata
Kalanchoe Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Kalanchoe spp. Lavender Scallops Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
Lantana Lantana camara spp.
Loropetalum Loropetalum chinense spp.
Milk & Wine Lily Crinum zeylanicum
Pampas Grass Cortaderia selloana
Pineapple Guava Feijoa sellowiana
Pittosporum Pittosporum tobira
Powder Puff Calliandra haematocephala
Royal Purple Liriope Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'
Silver Buttonwood Conocarpus erectus
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Spineless Yucca Yucca elephantipes
Stiff Bottlebrush Callistemon rigidus
Sweet Viburnum Viburnum odoratissimum
Walter's Viburnum Viburnum obovatium
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera
Wheeler's Dwarf Pittosporum Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'


Garden Photos:

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xeriscape garden
Xeriscape Garden

Chickasaw Plum
Chickasaw Plum

coral plant
Coral Plant

pineapple guava
Pineapple Guava

spineless yucca
Spineless Yucca

tire mulch
Tire Mulch

wheeler dwarf pittosporum
Wheeler Dwarf Pittosporum