Generally speaking, herbs do need about 6 hours of sun to grow their best. Mint, in particular, will benefit the most from any shade you can provide. Cilantro will grow about a foot high and needs about 8 inches of space all the way around. Starting rosemary can be a little bit of a pain. Florida Friendly Varieties: Turkish Oregano, Kent Beauty, Hopley’s. Lemon balm reminds me a lot of basil. It has useful tips on growing herbs, special offers and discount codes for our subscribers. Hypericum calycinum $7.95. It can grow in full sun but actually prefers a little shade. It is also drought tolerant. Plant dill by seed and thin giving each plant about 1 foot of space to grow. Not only is mint an easy to grow plant that you can use in your kitchen but it also attracts lots of pollinators to your garden. To get more info on Growing Mint in Florida click here. How would have thought? These plants will grow about a foot high and they need about a foot of space to grow. Herb Society of Central Florida Orlando. Florida Friendly Varieties: peppermint, spearmint, apple mint, orange mint. Herbs in the Florida Garden. Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a bright green annual plant with many culinary applications. They are mainly used to season, enrich, or otherwise improve the taste or smell of foods. Plants love our climate here. Unluckily for plants, I really enjoy growing them. Before it produces seeds, cilantro plants will have umbels of pinkish-white flowers which are very attractive to pollinating insects. Thyme 'Elfin' $7.95. Ever wondered what herbs we can grow in the Florida garden? It can withstand our heat and humidity. Others eat the leaves just like me and you. For more information on growing cilantro in your area, contact your local county Extension office. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'flgardening_com-leader-4','ezslot_14',111,'0','0']));Parsley can take full sun but it does much better with a little afternoon shade. This durable and low-maintenance shrub is drought-tolerant, thriving in full to partial sun and in well-drained soils. The biggest problem that I’ve seen with growing basil is downy mildew. So when I say almost any time of the year what I’m actually saying is don’t plant in the south Florida summer or the north Florida winter. Although there are some ground cover varieties available too. I’ve also used this mixture in raised beds with good luck. What are some of the Best Plants to Plant around Your Florida Pool? The best tasting leaves are harvested right as flower buds are forming. Building a healthy soil is easy. Lantana 'Trailing Lavender' $7.95. This plant is a little bit of a pain to start from seed and I  think it’s way easier to just buy a plant that is already growing. Lots of times people complain that their mint has grown out of control, growing almost like a weed. Some other plants, on the other hand, absolutely thrive in the hot, bright sun. It makes attractive yellow flowers that you can also eat! Unluckily for plants, I really enjoy growing them. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'flgardening_com-leader-1','ezslot_9',109,'0','0']));Oregano plants can live for many seasons. Part of the mint family, lemon balm grows well in Florida. Annual herbs that thrive in full sun include cilantro, basil, dill, nigella and seed poppies. It’s said to have lots of health benefits and it has nice little white flowers on it. Nature will just take care of your bug problems if you create a healthy environment for your garden. I let my plants go to seed and then i just pulled them out of the ground and gave them a good shake around the garden. Spanish tarragon has a similar taste to French tarragon(Somewhat like anise) but is so much better suited to our climate. Some pests like just lay their eggs on the leaves and when the little baby caterpillars hatch they are born right into a buffet.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'flgardening_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_11',119,'0','0'])); I haven’t really had a problem with pests on my herbs though. Spectacular, bright orange and midnight-blue flowers resembling the face of a colorful crane surrounded by paddle-shaped, emerald-green leaves. Herbs also tend to do better in outdoor gardens rather than in pots indoors. I love cilantro. It turns the leaves yellow and you will notice a fuzzy discolored layer on the undersides of leaves. There are both sweet and spicy varieties that grow in Florida. South Florida covers growing zones 9 through 11. Herbs are plants grown for their special aromas and flavors. Pkt is 100 seeds. They usually get about 1 to 2 feet tall and are great companions for many vegetables in your garden. For that reason don’t be afraid to pinch off lots of new growth. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'flgardening_com-mobile-leaderboard-2','ezslot_16',114,'0','0']));Plant thyme so that it has about a foot of space all the way around. Most herbs don’t like intense heat or intense cold. This herb will do best in an area with full sun to part shade and rich, well-drained soil. I love spices and I know I have had the same thought, so I did some research. Plant seeds about 1/2 inch deep and give each plant about 10 inches of space to grow. in central and south Florida you can have a rosemary plant in your landscape for years. Joshua Kipp Enterprises also participates in affiliate programs with Bluehost, Clickbank, CJ, ShareASale, and other sites. Plucking off the newest leaves will give you the best tasting herbs. You may see your plant struggle during the summer months but this is a perennial herb and can keep giving you spices for many years. Herbs in the Florida Garden. In north Florida it will die back during the winter unless you plant it in a container, that way you are able to take it in when freezes are on their way. Cilantro leaves can be harvested early, once the plants reach 6 inches tall, and continuously thereafter until the plant dies. Parsley will flower and go to seed in the second season of it’s life. Get free shipping on qualified Full Sun Herb Plants or Buy Online Pick Up in Store today in the Outdoors department. Dill has a very recognizable taste.