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NON-NATIVE TROPICAL FLOWERS & SHRUBS SEEDS

Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Marigolds are well known as a natural insect repellent as well as a nematocide. Interplant with tomatoes and peppers to protect them. These seeds are a variety of yellows and orange.

Confederate Rose, Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Confederate Rose is a large shrub that has beautiful large pink flowers that resemble a carnation. Wonderful for a specimen plant, is deciduous. Grows well into southern Alabama. Sunny, survives drought and hot wet summer.

 

Mexican Flame Vine, Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Mexican Flame Vine is an easily grown vine that will quickly cover an arbor or may be used as a groundcover. It has large green leaves with lovely orange aster flower heads. It is a butterfly attractant. Requires no care, thrives on neglect in sunny dry site. Will also tolerate light shade

 

Mexican Sunflower, Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Mexican Sunflower  is a prolific bloomer, practically year-round in south Florida. Large orange blossoms attract butterflies. The plants are bushy and can grow from 1 to 3 ft. Self-seeds readily. Sunny site, virtually carefree, no pests.

 

Zinnias, Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Zinnias have a nice variety of colors ranging from orange to shades of pink and red.12" tall. loves sunny spot. Self-seeds.

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Perennial Peanut (Arachis glabrata) is a wonderful substitute for lawn grass.  It thrives in sun or partial sun with no added water or fertilizer.  It can be walked on and mowed if it gets too high for your liking.  Yellow flowers are edible.  Plants are in one gallon pots or plugs and spread through rhizomes.  Other Common Names include: creeping forage peanut, Rhizoma (perennial) peanut, Perennial forage peanut, and Golden Glory

Roselle Leaves, Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

Roselle also known as Florida cranberry is a 4 to 6 foot shrub that grows fast. Plant in spring or summer for fruit around Thanksgiving. Calyxes can be simmered to make jelly, jam, sauces and a wonderful juice. Source of vitamin a and c. Pretty yellow flowers all over the shrub develop into maroon pods. At one time was a staple in Florida gardens. Known as sorrel in Jamaica. Once you have a shrub you will always have enough seeds for replanting in spring. Dies back with the cold. Recipes and planting instructions included.

Florida Native and Tropical Plant Seeds, worms, and worm castings

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