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Purple rain, purple rain. All hail the Queen’s Wreath!


March 28, 2022

The Queen is dripping. The waterfall of purple flowers cascading over trellises and featured in spring selfies is known as Queen’s Wreath. This tropical vine commands attention. Wrapping and twining up a supporting structure, these sandpapery ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Cflandscapes, Color, FFL, Florida Friendly, Flower, Flowers, Hwooten, Landscape, Landscapes, Petrea, Pollinator, Pollinators, Pretty, Purple, Purple Flowers, Queen’s Wreath, Right Plant Right Place, Sandpaper Vine, Spring, Spring Flowers, Tolerant Plant, Tropical, Tropical Plant, Vine, Vines
Carolina Jasmine

Q: What are the vines with bright yellow flowers I see blooming now?


June 14, 2017

A: The vine you are describing is most likely Carolina jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens, and also called Yellow jessamine or Carolina jessamine. This vine is found in forest or natural areas in open woods and thickets. Carolina jasmine is native ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Carolina Jasmine, Carolina Jessamine, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Poisonous, Vine, Yellow Jessamine

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