of Tallahassee, Florida

Firespike (Odontonema strictum)

-also called 'Cardinal Guard'

-attracts hummingbirds, butterflies

-non-invasive perennial

-native to Central America, thrives in north Florida

-Full sun to part shade, moist but well-drained soil

-Dies back to ground in winter but resprouts

-available in 1 and 3 gallon pots

Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

-Florida State Wildflower that attracts butterflies

-also called "tickseed" because seeds look like ticks.

-blooms in Spring and goes dormant in Winter

-prolific self-seeding perennial that loves full to partial sun

-available in 4 inch pots

Monarch Butterfly on Tropical Milkweed

Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold')

-native to tropical regions and Mexico

-attracts monarch butterflies

-larval food for monarch caterpillars

-cut back in winter

-available in 1 gallon pots

Spiderwort (Tradescantia)

-native to Florida

-clumping perennial

-emerges in early spring and flowers through mid-summer

-available in 1 gallon pots

Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii)

-perennial, deciduous shrub, 5-6' full grown

-attracts butterflies

-non-invasive native to China, sterile variety, thrives in Florida

-Full sun or part shade, well draining soil

-available in 1 gallon pots

Firebush (Hamelia patens var. patens)

-Florida native perennial

-attracts hummingbirds

Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

-Florida native perennial

-leaves used as mosquito repellent

-valuable wildlife food plant, attracts birds and butterflies

Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)

-Florida native perennial

-full sun or part shade

-attracts butterflies

Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

-Florida native perennial

-shade loving, partial shade to almost full shade

-flowers stay on plant for months

-grows to 6-12 feet tall

Blue Mist Flower (Conoclinium coelestinum)

-Florida Native perennial

-attracts butterflies and bees

-grows well in moist soil

State of Florida Nursery REGISTRATION NO.: 48019727