Under The Jakfruit Tree

Two new groundcover plants to try at Richard Lyons Nursery. The first is a native in the Aster Family (Asteraceae), Florida Cinchweed (Pectis linearifolia). It has very delicate foliage and tiny yellow flowers. It is a fast grower and can tolerate partial shade. The second plant, Spanish Shawl (Heterocentron elegans) is related to Tibouchina, and when you see the flower, it is quite apparent. While this plant is not a native, it is a low growing free flowering groundcover in the Melastome Family (Melastomaceae). Another fast grower, and a very attractive plant for a hanging basket.

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