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Roselle Hibiscus—The Florida Cranberry


December 10, 2021

I know you know the tropical hibiscus flower. Perhaps you have enjoyed some hibiscus tea? It is a more popularized way of drinking up this flavorful flower, but it has many more uses than you may know of! One such use is a cranberry flavored ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Cranberry, Cranberry Hibiscus, Drink, Edible, FFL, Garden, Gardening, Grow Your Own, Healthy, Hibiscus, Holiday, Hwooten, Ocextension, Red…, Roselle, Sorrel, Tea
bright red Hibiscus flower

Hibiscus and Some Relatives


June 2, 2020

The Malvaceae family Most all Floridians are familiar with the large tropical evergreen Hibiscus, Rosa sinenis. It is bright and sunny and totally tropical looking with gorgeous flowers that bloom nearly year round. Vero Beach, in particular, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species
Tags: Cotton, Hibiscus, Hibiscus Relatives, Mallows, Malvaceae, Okra, Roselle, Sorrel

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection


November 27, 2018

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Clay County, Cold, Florida, Florida Friendly, Freeze, Frost, Hibiscus, Mound, Mounding, North Florida, Weather, Winter

A bug is afoot – a leaf-footed bug


March 28, 2018

By Ralph E. Mitchell One spring/summer plant pest that really bugs me is the leaf-footed bug. Just as its name implies, the back legs of this insect have leaf-like projections easily seen by the naked eye. The leaf-footed bug attacks many ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Beans, Citrus, Crape Myrtles, Hemiptera, Hibiscus, Ixora, Leaf Footed Bug, Lychee, Nuisance, Okra, Pecans, Peppers, Roses, Stink Bug, Tomatoes

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