Florida Botanical Gardens


December - January - February

Wintertime is never bleak in Florida. This list of plants makes our friends up north envious! Click on the symbol to see a photograph, read more, and access University of Florida fact sheets on how to use these winter gems in your landscape.

Common Name Scientific Name

Flower Color

picture buttonAfrican Iris Dietes vegeta White, Yellow
picture buttonAllamanda Allamanda neriifolia Yellow

picture buttonAloe       

Aloe saponaria


picture buttonBeach Sunflower Helianthus debilis Yellow
picture buttonBeauty Berry Callicarpa americana Purple fruit
picture buttonBegonia Begonia cvs Pink, Red
picture buttonBird of Paradise Strelitzia reginae Orange

picture buttonBottle Brush

Callistemon spp


picture buttonBougainvillea      

Bougainvillea cvs

Purple, Pink

picture buttonBrazilian Red Cloak Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Red
picture buttonBromeliad Various Various
picture buttonClerodendrum Clerodendrum speciosissimum Red
picture buttonCrossandra Crossandra infundibuliformis Peach
picture buttonCrown of Thorns Euphorbia milii Red
picture buttonGolden Dew Drop Duranta erecta Blue
picture buttonHeliconia Heliconia spp. Orange
picture buttonHibiscus Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Red, Pink
picture buttonIxora Ixora spp. Red, Yellow
picture buttonJasmine Jasminum spp. White
picture buttonJatropha Jatropha hastata Pink, Red
picture buttonMagnolia Magnolia grandiflora White
picture buttonOleander Nerium oleander Pink
picture buttonPassion Vine Passiflora spp. Purple
picture buttonPeacock Ginger Kaempferia pulchra White, blue
picture buttonPentas Pentas lanceolata Red, White
picture buttonPeriwinkle Catharanthus roseus White
picture buttonPink Trumpet Tree Tabebuia heterophylla Pink
picture buttonPlumbago Plumbago capensis Blue
picture buttonPowder Puff Calliandra haematocephala Red, White
picture buttonRoses Rosa Various
picture buttonSalvia Salvia coccinea Red
picture button Shrimp Plant Pachystachys lutea Yellow
picture buttonThryallis Galphimia glauca Yellow
picture buttonTurks Cap Mallow Malvaviscus arboreus Red, Pink