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June 2017 - Hoot Acre Farm
Canadian Horseweed

Canadian Horseweed

Dwarf Canadian Horseweed is tall and spindly Florida native. It has a large flower head at the top, but the blooms are so tiny that they barely register with the eye. It is a perennial and blooms mainly summer to fall. The flowers are white and yellow and resemble a...
Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile

These are year round beauties for their strappy leaves in a glossy deep green. And the spring flowers that pop up in a balled cluster add a lovely and unusual touch of white and blue to the garden. Especially striking when grown en masse, the blossoms open to...
Frogfruit

Frogfruit

Frogfruit, also known as capeweed, is a short-lived perennial groundcover that has small but very showy white and purple flowers. It is the host plant for the white peacock, phaon crescent and common buckeye butterflies. It is also a good nectar source for hairstreak...
Flaming Sword Bromeliad

Flaming Sword Bromeliad

Flaming sword bromeliad is a Florida exotic native to Trinidad, eastern Venezuela and the Guianas. The plant produces a bright red inflorescence in a flattened spike. The foliage is smooth with brown bands growing in a rosette. Because of the interesting patterned...
Oleander

Oleander

Oleander may have a bit of a bad-girl reputation, but it is a truly beautiful addition to the Florida landscape. While it’s true that all parts of the plant are toxic if ingested, you can still enjoy oleander. Just choose a spot in your yard that is away from...
Dwarf Tibouchina

Dwarf Tibouchina

Purple-flowering plants are prized in South Florida, and this little shrub will reward you with incredibly gorgeous royal-purple blossoms. Dwarf Tibouchina flowers appear on and off during the warmer months of the year. Purple actually goes with everything –...
Allamanda

Allamanda

Of all the allamanda varieties among South Florida shrubs, bush allamanda is probably the most easy-to-grow, with bright green foliage and abundant yellow flowers. The clusters of golden trumpet-shaped blossoms appear on and off most of the year – more during...
Yellow Poinciana

Yellow Poinciana

The beautiful and graceful peltophorum tree is often called “Yellow Poinciana” because it looks just like a royal poinciana but with very showy yellow blossoms. The breathtaking, frothy flowers appear in summer on a treetop full of soft, fern-like leaves....
Spanish Bayonet

Spanish Bayonet

Spanish bayonet has dramatic flower spikes and sharp, pointed foliage. This plant is sure to grab attention, especially if you get too close to its stiff, dagger-like leaves. These spiked leaves have been known to pierce through even thick clothing, so select a...
Firebush

Firebush

Firebush has to be one of the easiest and most attractive native plants for a Florida-friendly garden. It is a woody perennial shrub that is drought resistant and withstands our Florida heat and humidity. The bright red-orange tubular flowers appear on and off all...
Night Blooming Jasmine

Night Blooming Jasmine

The cascading clusters of the tiny tubular flowers of night blooming jasmine are not particularly showy, but they pack a wallop of scent when they open at dusk. Summer nights release the romantic, sultry perfume of these starry blooms, a favorite fragrance shrub for...
Society Garlic

Society Garlic

Society garlic is an attractive ornamental plant from South Africa whose leaves have a garlicky odor. It belongs to the lily family — as do onions and garlic. The common name, society garlic, presumably refers to the plant’s clump-forming habit and garlic-smelling...