Flowers for Coastal Georgia

Q: : I have some property on the Georgia coast that I’m trying to market. It would look far better if it had some flowers growing on it. What can I plant now?

A: Roger Ditmer, director of horticulture at The Cloister on Sea Island suggests marsh spider lily (^Hymenocallis crassifolia^), seashore mallow (^Kosteletzkya virginica^), swamp lily (^Crinum americanum^), canna (^Canna^ spp.), salt marsh asters (^Aster^ spp.), pickerelweed (^Pontederia cordata^), and Southern blue flag iris (^Iris virginica^). These should give you lots of color to attract buyers.