Category: Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardening

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

Japanese Honeysuckle

Consider a fragrant flowering vine for your fence or isolated trellis. Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is such a vine. It flowers freely throughout the year in S. Florida. If you want the native Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) or commonly called coral or trumpet honeysuckle, that is also a good choice for a year round bloomer. It…
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June 27, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

The Tree Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea arborea), is a true species of Bougainvillea. It grows in tree form usually with multiple trunks and can attain a height of 20 feet or more. Unlike its hybrid cousins, which have many different colors and grow in shrub to vining form, the tree Bougainvillea has one color, light purple or…
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May 23, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus), is a hibiscus relative which can attain a height of 6-7′ and 4-5′ wide in a relatively short period of time. Its bright red fez-like flowers that hang down and never appear to be fully open is an excellent hummingbird and butterfly attractor. It blooms most of the year and best…
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April 11, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

First of all, Happy Easter to everyone. This week’s highlighted plant is the Red Passion Flower Vine. One of the few passion vines that can tolerate some shaded conditions. It can meander along the ground until it reaches a vertical surface such as a fence or trellis, or a tree. It also is one of…
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April 4, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Senna ligustrina (Privet Senna) is a small native tree/shrub rarely exceeding 8 feet tall. It blooms periodically throughout the year with clusters of bright yellow flowers and produces an abundance of viable seed which can be seen germinating underneath. It is also the host plant to several species of Sulphur Butterflies. Richard Lyons Nursery currently…
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March 14, 2021 0