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Odontonema strictum is native to South America and grows very well in South Florida. Its twelve-inch flower spikes consist of waxy tubular flowers. This shrub is one of the best shrubs in South Florida to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and honeybees. The red flowering variety blooms most of the year. However, the purple variety is quite…
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February 13, 2022 0

Panama Queen

Aphelandra sinclairiana is a shade tolerant shrub native to Central America. It produces bright orange cone shaped bracts at the tips of its branches in which pink flowers emerge. An unusual color combination which lasts for several weeks, and the flowers are fragrant as an added bonus. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this plant in…
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February 6, 2022 0

Yellow Elder

Tecoma stans can be grown as a shrub or single trunk tree. If growing as a tree, Yellow Elder can attain a height of 12-15 feet. Its flowers are bright yellow in clusters at the tips of the branches. This tree/shrub blooms periodically throughout the year. When it is in full bloom, it is hard…
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January 30, 2022 0

Sanchezia nobilis

A very attractive small shrub for the shade garden. There really is not a common name for this plant pronounced, SAN-cheh-see-ah. It is named for the Spanish botanist Jose Sanchez and is native to moist tropical areas of South and Central America. This shade tolerant shrub can grow to 3-4 feet high and wide. Its…
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January 23, 2022 0

Cigar Flower

There are many species of Cigar Flowers or Cuphea. Cuphea platycentra ‘Pink’ is one of the few that do not have orange flowers and is a little larger than most. The common name is Mexican Cigar Flower. It is a small shrub 2-4 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide. It is an excellent plant for…
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January 16, 2022 0