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Aug

11

2021

Bahama cassia: Butterfly attractor

Bahama Cassia (Cassia chapmanii) also known as (Cassia Bahamanesis) is an excellent choice for a South Florida butterfly garden. With delicate green leaves and pretty...

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Aug

04

2021

Aloe vera: A soothing plant

Aloe vera is certainly one of the most useful plants in our south Florida plant palette. Aloe vera is an interesting succulent plant that takes...

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Jul

07

2021

Purple Passion Flower Vine

Purple Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata). This perennial flowering vine is native to Florida and is one of the most complex and intricate flowers among...

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Jun

30

2021

Spider Lily (Hymenocallis latifolia)

The American Spider Lily is a Florida native as well as a native of the West Indies. It is popular for its foliage and ‘spidery’...

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Jun

23

2021

Hurricane palm: A true survivor

Hurricane palm (Dictyosperma) is a superior survivor in the face of high winds and punishing hurricane conditions which earned it the nickname ‘hurricane palm.’ While...

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Jun

16

2021

Blue-Eyed Grass is a Wildlife Attractor

Blue-eyed grass (Sisyrinchium angustifolium) is a native herbaceous perennial grass native to south Florida and the eastern United States all the way up to Quebec...

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Jun

09

2021

Gaillardia: Blanket of Sunshine

Gaillardia pulchella, gaillardia or blanket-flower, is one of our fun Florida natives. It is a colorful flowering plant often found along dunes, coastal areas and...

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Jun

02

2021

Papaya Tree is a Luscious Fruit

The papaya tree is an exotic fruiting specimen that grows best in USDA zones 9 and 10. Native to Central America, this tropical plant thrives...

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May

26

2021

Necklace Pod: A jewel for your landscape

Necklace pod (Sophora tomentosa) is a wonderful evergreen and flowering plant, which has a high tolerance for salt and low water requirements making it ideal...

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May

19

2021

Tickseed – Small Wildflower, Big Impact

Tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) is native Florida wildflower found in nearly every county in the State of Florida.  In South Florida this cultivar of Tickseed blooms...

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May

12

2021

Dwarf Clusia Used as Ground Cover, Border of Accent Plant

Most everyone is familiar with the Clusia that is commonly used as a hedge or buffer. It is easily recognized by its dense semi-succulent pear-shaped...

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May

05

2021

Buccaneer Palm is an Unusual and Unique Island Native

To bring the unusual and unique to an island native garden, the addition of a silvery-blue buccaneer palm is a great choice. This specimen palm...

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