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  Osteospermum
Osteospermum 'Lemon Symphony' is a perennial with cheery, daisy-like lemon-yellow flowers with purple eyes.
  Pampas Grass
Pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana) is a large perennial grass native to Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It grows in large clumps eight to ten feet high, bearing in late summer silvery-white or pinkish silken plumes which rise to a height of 12 feet. Pampas grass can be a very attractive and functional plant when used correctly in the landscape.
  Pedilanthus
Pedilanthus bract-cups. Click image to enlarge.Devil's Backbone is a succulent shrub with thick zigzag stems native to dry tropical forests of Florida, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and northern South America.
   Pink-Ball
The Pink-Ball is a spectacularly large shrub with large heart-shaped leaves and dense heads of little pink flowers which hang from foot long stems. The plant is native to Madagascar, but widely grown as a large garden shrub in Florida.
  Plumbago
The Plumbago is a wonderful evergreen shrub for the addition of blue much of the year to your garden.
  Poinsettia
Each year more than 150 million Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) in every size, shape, and color are sold in more than 40 countries around the world.
  Powder Puff
Powder Puff is a member of the the family Fabaceae. This family comprises about 200 species of plants from small shrubs to trees. This species is grown as a hedge or shrub in the landscape for its powder-puff-type flowers. Very attractive to bees and butterflies.
  Queens Crape
Queens Crape Myrtle, is cultivated for its conical, brightly colored panicles of flowers (with characteristic crinkled petals) and valuable reddish timber called "Jarool", which is used for fine cabinetry and exterior applications.
  Rangoon Creeper
The flowers are born in clusters and each flower has many variations of color, depending on how old the flower is. Over about a 3 day period the flower starts out white, turns solid pink then dark pink and purplish red, then bright red on maturity.
  Royal Poinciana
The Spanish call it Framboyan (flamboyant) and seeing a mature Royal Poinciana tree in full-bloom is a breath-taking sight. The Royal Poinciana is a fast-growing tree that can reach up to 40' tall and nearly as wide. This is not a tree for a small yard or tight quarters.
  Richardia Grandiflora "Mexican  Clover"
Richardia (Mexican-clover) is a flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae (which includes coffee, gardenia, cinchona, sweet woodruff, ixora and noni), native to tropical to warm temperate regions of the Americas. This herbaceous perennial turf weed can be hard to control once established.
  Sausage Tree
Sausage Tree or Kigelia pinnata is native to the woodland and more open areas of Africa. Of the family Bignoniaceae it is cultivated for its unusual flowers and large, woody, sausage-like seed pods. Bats find this plant's slightly unpleasant smelling, night-blooming flowers very attractive.
  Scarlet Sage
The Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens) is an excellent plant for beds and borders. The flowers are usually bright scarlet and grow to 36". The flowers do not attract bees or butterflies, the plants rarely reseed themselves and despite being a perennial, are grown as an annual in Florida.


 

 

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