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July 2017 - Hoot Acre Farm
Mandevilla Vine

Mandevilla Vine

Showy mandevilla vine is a classic South Florida favorite that says Home Sweet Home. Available in many colors and varieties, it blossoms most during warm months. No matter where it’s planted, the mandevilla vine takes center stage with large trumpet-shaped...
White Fountain Grass

White Fountain Grass

White Fountain Grass is an ornamental grass excellent for adding fine texture and graceful beauty to a South Florida landscape. The thin leaved grass is consistently pretty year round. This is a cold hardy plant that blooms on and off all year with cream-colored...
Blackfoot Daisy

Blackfoot Daisy

Blackfoot Daisy is a tough as nails perennial with a knack for thriving in hot, difficult places. Fragrant, white flowers with sunny yellow centers bloom for an extended period and attract butterflies. They can take blistering heat and freezing temperatures with ease....
Blue Porterweed

Blue Porterweed

Blue porterweed is one of the most popular of South Florida’s butterfly attracting plants, with brilliant blue flowers appearing partway up the funky, swirly, upright stems. These are informal, somewhat sprawling plants with cottage-garden appeal. They look...
Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm

The sabal palm, or cabbage palm, is native to Florida and coastal regions of North and South Carolina and Georgia, and is the state tree of both South Carolina and Florida. The name “cabbage palm” comes from its edible immature leaves, or...
Ponytail Palm

Ponytail Palm

Cute, whimsical, weird and unique describe the ponytail palm – not actually a palm at all, but a succulent palm-like relative of the yucca. The ponytail is sometimes called “Elephant Foot Tree” because the swollen gray base looks like an...
Carissa

Carissa

Carissa varieties ‘Natal Plum’, ‘Boxwood Beauty’ and ‘Emerald Blanket’ grow slowly, can be kept small, and have some of the most exquisitely beautiful deep green foliage of all South Florida shrubs. The dark, dense, glossy foliage...
Eucharist Lily

Eucharist Lily

Eucharist lily is very tender and can be grown in the ground only in south Florida and south Texas, where it should be sited in full shade. Even here, it does better in a pot, as plants bloom more heavily when pot bound. This evergreen plant combines handsome, glossy,...
Dwarf Poinciana

Dwarf Poinciana

Dwarf poinciana is a shrubby, ornamental accent tree with multiple trunks, blooming on and off during warm months in South Florida. Not actually related to the enormous royal poinciana, the dwarf’s bloom is the national flower of Barbados, where the plant is...
Rangoon Creeper

Rangoon Creeper

The unique flowers of Rangoon creeper emerge white, change to pink and then deep red, with a delightfully sweet fragrance. Most flowers fade in color – this unique vine’s blossoms do just the opposite, with all colors present at the same time for a...
Rainbow Shower

Rainbow Shower

The rainbow shower tree is a hybrid between Golden Shower Tree (Cassia fistula) and Apple Blossom Tree (Cassia javanica). The flowers are a blend of the two trees. Some are more yellow than pink, while others are the reverse, giving a very spectacular look to the tree...
Japanese Lantern

Japanese Lantern

A very cool hibiscus that adds an exotic touch to any garden, Japanese Lantern hibiscus has an unusual flowering habit — the red flowers dangle straight down on the ends on branches, resembling a lantern, constantly flowering if given bright light. This plant...