NON-NATIVE TROPICAL FLOWERS & SHRUBS SEEDS
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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