A: It is often very difficult to identify plants but the sample you brought to me was easier as it had an unusual flower. You plant is a curcuma which is a genus in Zingiberaceae… Read More
Q: I am seeing clusters of blue flowers which look similar to phlox along the roadsides. Were these areas seeded?
A: Some of our median areas have been seeded with wildflowers but phlox generally likes partial shady sites so these areas are not a favorite. We do have a native phlox so I suspect it… Read More
Q: I have this pretty vine in a wooded area behind my house. The flowers are purple and they are about an inch long. They look similar to a large pea flower. Do you have… Read More
A: The best way to prevent the occurrence of bulb rots is to make the sure the planting site is prepared so it will be well drained. Avoid planting in areas that are poorly drained… Read More
Q: I am seeing a very pretty purple wildflower growing along the roadside here in Northeast Florida, what is it?
Q: I am seeing a very pretty purple wildflower growing along the roadside here in Northeast Florida, what is it? A: I believe you are referring to the blue mist flower (possibly Conoclinium coelestinum), which… Read More
Q: What are the white wildflowers growing along the roadside all around town? They look like small daisies. A : You are probably referring to the White Beggar-ticks (Bidens alba) plant. Beggar-tick is not a… Read More
Q: I noticed these wildflowers growing along a wooded area near my home. They look similar to the “Whirling Butterfly” plant also called Gaura which I have purchased at a local garden center. Do you… Read More
A: Beach Sunflower, Helianthus debilis, is a spreading perennial producing attractive, small sunflower-like flower heads which bloom throughout the year. This is a terrific plant for attracting a variety of birds and butterflies. It reaches… Read More
Q: What can you tell me about the plant called the grape soda plant? My friend says I should plant it. Can we successfully grow it here? A: Grape soda plant? I think she might… Read More
Q: My neighbor gave me some gorgeous pink and white amaryllis for Christmas. She told me they could be planted in the yard. How do I take care of these beautiful plants? A: The following… Read More