Alternatives to the Normal Valentine’s Day Bouquet

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone this Valentine’s Day? If you traditionally grab a bouquet of roses, or a potted plant from the local store, think outside the box this year and try one of these fun (and holiday colored!) plants. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Tillandsia in bloomTillandsia is a fun and unique option for a Valentine’s gift. It grows without soil, so it is a good option for a low-maintenance gardener.

Red Star Hibiscus The native red Hibiscus is a beautiful shade of red. It grows in wet areas and works well in a low-lying area or along a pond or lake.

Dark Pink Pentas Pentas are a common perennial in central Florida. They come in many fun shades of red and pink, and are easy to grow.

Light pink PentasPentas attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. They look great in containers with other plants or in a mass planting in the landscape You can’t go wrong with Pentas!

Pink CamelliaCamellias are a garden favorite. A classic evergreen shrub known for beautiful, showy blooms. Shades of red and pink are available.


Red Bromeliads in stone planterBromeliads come in many shapes and sizes and can be grown in the ground or in a planter. These bromeliads feature red foliage.


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Posted: February 11, 2020

Category: Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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