|Queen Emma Crinum Lily ~ I transplanted 2 of these beauties from my old garden. I left 4 of them there.|
|Celosia spicata grown from seed. Sunny garden.|
|Cat's Whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus) was given to me as a small cutting. I moved it as a small bush from my old garden to the new sunny garden.|
Cat's Whiskers has been blooming its spiky white flowers for three months. It likes a good deal of sun, but not full sun. I've put it where it gets some shade from the small bottlebrush tree nearby in the sunny garden.
|S. Mexicana I think this one is 'La Placita'|
|Spotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata)|
|Pentas ~ all from root cuttings.|
|Hardy Hibiscus~ Swamp Mallow|
Firespike (Odontonema strictum) is an all-time favorite. All the ones I planted in my new garden are short and producing a few blooms as you can see above. There are so many reasons I love this plant. You can read more about firespike here and see more photos! It's RED!!! Okay. That's number 1. All the other reasons have to do with hummingbirds. They love them and since they flourish past fall (as long as we don't have a hard freeze~or several) the hummers will have nectar all winter.
What are your favorite fall blooming plants? There are so many to choose from in Florida.
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