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August 2017 - Hoot Acre Farm
Pink Purslane

Pink Purslane

Pink Purslane is a Florida native that loves hot weather and tolerates drought. A low-growing succulent, it attracts bees, butterflies and birds. It is also called shaggy portulaca, pigweed and kiss-me-quick. Perhaps the name that best captures the plant’s...
Canna

Canna

Cannas are heat-loving perennials so they are great performers in Florida gardens. With proper care, plants can grow anywhere from a few feet in height to over fifteen feet tall. The flowers come in shades of pink, yellow, orange, and red and will reappear throughout...
Orange Bromeliad Bloom

Orange Bromeliad Bloom

Bromeliads are in the Bromeliaceae family, which is native to the tropical Americas. The pineapple plant is the most popular bromeliad. There are thousands of varieties of bromeliads. Some produce upright flower spikes, while others produce tiny flowers inside their...
Purple Bromeliad

Purple Bromeliad

There are about 3,000 species of bromeliads (and more being discovered every year). This is one of the most colorful of all the plant families in terms of both foliage and flower varieties. Bromeliads come in an unbelievable variety of colors; some are nearly...
Beach Morning Glory

Beach Morning Glory

Beach Morning Glory is Florida native plant with bright pink flowers that open in the morning and close by mid-afternoon. The blossoms appear on and off all year, and the plant’s high salt tolerance makes it ideal for use in coastal properties. In fact, it can...
Florida Wild Poinsettia

Florida Wild Poinsettia

Wild poinsettia is a colorful Florida native plant thatasy to grow. It crowds out weeds and attracts butterflies such as the white peacock and honeybees that drink nectar from its tiny flowers. Although Florida’s wild poinsettia is not as showy as the cultivated...
Sea Oat

Sea Oat

The sea oat is probably the most iconic of all beach dune plants and a vital one at that. It is considered a primary beach stabilizer because of its massive root system. Sea oats are also important both as a source of food and habitat for birds, small mammals and...
Dwarf Mexican Petunia

Dwarf Mexican Petunia

Dwarf Mexican petunia – sometimes called dwarf ruella – is a hardy little groundcover with cottage-garden appeal that blooms all year in warm, sunny locations. The leaves have a somewhat grassy look, and flowers cluster around the center of each plant and...
Purple Mandevilla Vine

Purple Mandevilla Vine

Bold and showy, mandevilla is a tropical vine that bears a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of red, pink, and white. Because it flowers almost constantly, mandevilla is frequently used to climb up and over arbors, trellises, and mailbox posts....
Purple Lily of the Nile

Purple Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile is a great summer-flowering bulb for Florida with flowers that bloom all summer long. The pom-pom shaped flower clusters, typically in white, blue, or purple, attract hummingbirds and work well as cut flowers. Lily of the Nile can take full sun, but...
Pink Zinnia

Pink Zinnia

An old favorite that works well in Florida gardens, zinnias are heat-loving annuals with beautiful flowers that come in vivid colors like red, pink, yellow, and purple. There are different flower forms as well, with some having a simple, single petal layer (like this...
Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa Lilies are a climbing member of the Lily family, which are natives of South Africa. These tubers are also a vine that climbs by means of tendrils at the tips of their leaves. Common names include Gloriosa Lily, Flame of the Woods, Flame Lily, Climbing Lily...