Category: Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardening

Rare & Unusual Tropical Trees & Plants, Flowering, Fruit, Native, Palm, Bamboo, Heliconia, Hummingbird, Butterfly

White Alder

Turnera subulata is a somewhat woody groundcover with unique flowers. They open in the early morning hours and close in the early afternoon. While they are open though, they attract an abundance of honeybees and skipper butterflies. While this plant is native to Central America and northern South America, it grows quite well in South…
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December 3, 2023 0

Chinese Violet

Asystasia gangetica is not a true violet, but rather in the family, Acanthaceae. It is native to India, China, and northern Australia. This plant makes an excellent groundcover in a sunny location in South Florida spreading very quickly. Its abundance of purple flowers throughout the year are a great pollen source for honeybees and it…
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November 19, 2023 0

Nodding Glorybower Shrub

Clerodendrum wallichii, also known as the Nodding Glorybower shrub or Bridal Veil, is a unique member of the genus Clerodendrum. It can be grown in partial shade and can attain a height of 7 feet. It is a fall/winter bloomer with fragrant white flowers on a 1 to 2 foot pendulous flower spike. The flowers…
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November 5, 2023 0

Golden Thryallis Shrub

Galphimia gracilis is a shrub native to Central America and northern South America. It is commonly grown in South Florida in full sun to partial shade attaining a height of 6-10′ and equally as wide. It blooms throughout the summer and into the fall months with bright yellow star shaped flowers on 6″ flower spikes.…
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October 8, 2023 0

Pride of Barbados

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is the national flower of the Caribbean Island of Barbados. This small tree or large shrub can reach a height of 8-12′ and blooms all summer long and into the fall in South Florida. The most common flower color is reddish orange. However, there is a cultivar of solid yellow and one of…
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October 1, 2023 0