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Java Glorybower

Java Glorybower

Beautiful blossoms over velvety heart-shaped tropical foliage. The nectar-rich flowers of the Glorybower are produced throughout summer and into fall and attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.
Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflowers are a perfect choice for Florida as they are easy to grow, and native varities love the summer heat. These cheerful beauties grow fast, and some species can reach a height of eight feet or more if conditions are right. When people think of sunflowers, the...
Golden Shower

Golden Shower

Golden shower is a fast-growing cassia tree which reaches 30 to 40 feet in height and 30 to 40 feet wide. In summer, golden shower is decorated with thick clusters of showy yellow blooms which cover the slightly drooping branches. The blooms are followed by dark brown...
Silver Vase Bromeliad

Silver Vase Bromeliad

The attractive silver-grey, banded foliage of Silver Vase bromeliad is a perfect background for the brilliant, springtime flower stalk which emerges from the tight center rosette of leaves. The flower stalk is composed of a cluster of rosy pink bracts in which nestle...
Wedelia

Wedelia

Introduced from tropical America, wedelia is a widely used groundcover, popular for its beautiful, daisy-like flowers and its fast growth habit. Wedelia has golden flowers that can easily be mistaken for beach sunflower. Unlike beach sunflower, wedelia has become a...
Coastal Plain Hawkweed

Coastal Plain Hawkweed

The scientific name for Coastal Plain Hawkweed, Hieracium Megacephalon, comes from “heirakos,” the ancient Greek word for hawk, and relates to the fanciful belief by Pliny (AD 23-79) that hawks ate the plants to improve their vision. Source: Everglades...
Ligustrum

Ligustrum

Although often used as a shrub or hedge, Ligustrum looks great when allowed to grow into a small tree. Its curved multiple trunks and dark green canopy create an interesting focus. The glossy evergreen leaves are abundantly produced on the upright, spreading branches....
Schefflera

Schefflera

The truly tropical look of schefflera can work its magic in many forms – as an accent, backdrop, privacy, camouflage or container plant. When it’s grown in sun, a mature schefflera plant will bloom with huge funky red flower spikes that give it another...
Canna Lily

Canna Lily

Showy canna lilies feature large, colorful leaves and gorgeous lily-like blossoms in red, orange, yellow, white and deep rose. The combination of leaf and flower color can be stunning and unusual. Only an avid devotee of tropical gardening will enjoy providing the...
Mexican False Heather

Mexican False Heather

Mexican false heather is a small tropical evergreen with many charming attributes including compact form and fine textured foliage. The plant’s flat feathery sprays of foliage are 12-18 in long and are highly branched. In tropical climates tiny flowers emerge...
Pink Powderpuff

Pink Powderpuff

Pink Powderpuff is a low-branching evergreen tropical shrub that is named after Suriname, a country in Northern South America. The profuse, fragrant bloom is the main reason for its popularity, with big puffs, two to three inches across, of watermelon pink and white...
Prostrate False Buttonweed

Prostrate False Buttonweed

Prostrate False Buttonweed is in full bloom along all the roadsides in DeSoto Acres. These flowers are teeny-tiny. The flower “buttons” areĀ  less than an inch in diameter, and each cluster has over a hundred flowers!