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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Q: What can you tell me about the green and white flax plant I keep seeing pop up all over town – even in commercial sites? 

variegated flax lily

A: I believe you are referring to variegated flax lily, Dianella tasmanica variegate. The most important factor of this plant, and probably why you are seeing it everywhere, is its drought tolerance. Plus, it is not picky about… Read More

Q:  I have several plumbago shrubs in my yard but one of them is white.  Do I have a mutation?


A: Plumbago, Plumbago auriculata, is most commonly found with blue flowers however one of the specific cultivars of plumbago, ‘Alba’, produces white flowers. Plumbago is a perfect plant for low growing hedges or a nice backdrop for smaller perennials or… Read More