Florida Botanical Gardens

  
June - July - August

The Gardens certainly heat-up in summertime. Here is a list of some of the plants whose vibrant colors add to this season. Click on the symbol to open a separate page with more information, a photograph and links to University of Florida fact sheets!

Common Name

Scientific Name

Notes

picture buttonAgeratum

Ageratum houstonianum

 

picture buttonAllamanda            

Allamanda spp

 

picture buttonAloe       

Aloe saponaria

Drought-tolerant

picture buttonAmerican Elder

Sambucus canadensis

Florida Native

picture buttonBaby Sunrose

Aptenia cordifolia

Drought-tolerant

picture buttonBeach Sunflower

Helianthus debilis

Florida Native

picture buttonBegonia

Begonia cvs

Annual

picture buttonBird-of-Paradise

Strelitzia reginae

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonBlanket Flower

Gaillardia pulchella

Florida Native

picture buttonBlue Daze

Evolvulus glomeratus

 

picture buttonBlue Porterweed

Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonBottle Brush

Callistemon spp

Hummingbird Plant

picture buttonBougainvillea      

Bougainvillea cvs

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonBromeliads

Various

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonBush Clock Vine

Thunbergia erecta

 

picture buttonButterfly Bush    

Buddleja

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonButterfly Weed

Asclepias curassavica

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonButtonbush    

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Florida Native

picture buttonCaesalpinia    

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Dwarf Poinciana

picture buttonCanna Lily

Canna cvs

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonCarambola, Starfruit

Averrhoa carambola

Edible Fruit

picture buttonCarrion Flower

Stapelia spp

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonCassia

Cassia spp

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonChaya

Cnidoscolus chayamansa

 

picture buttonClerodendrum

Clerodendrum speciosissimum

 

picture buttonClock Vine

Thunbergia grandiflora

 

Coral Creeper

Barleria repens

 

picture buttonCoral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens

Florida Native

picture buttonCoreopsis

Coreopsis spp

Florida Native

picture buttonCrape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia indica

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonCrape-Jasmine

Tabernaemontana divaricata

 

picture buttonCrinum Lily

Crinum cvs

 

picture buttonCrossandra          

Crossandra infundibuliformis

 

picture buttonCrown of Thorns

Euphorbia milii

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonDusty Miller

Senecio cineraria

 

picture buttonDutchman's Pipe

Aristolochia durior

Florida Native

picture buttonFire Bush

Hamelia patens

Florida Native

picture buttonFirecracker Plant

Russelia equisetiformis

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonFirespike

Odontonema strictum

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonFuschia Skullcap

Scutellaria 'Fuschia'

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonGardenia

Gardenia jasminoides

 

picture buttonGinger

Hedychium coronarium

Fragrant

picture buttonGlobe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa

 

picture buttonGolden Dew Drop

Duranta erecta

Florida Native

picture buttonHeliconia

Heliconia spp

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonHibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

 

picture buttonImpatiens

Impatiens  wallerana

 

picture buttonIndia-Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis indica

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonIxora

Ixora coccinea

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonJasmine

Jasminum spp  

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonJatropha

Jatropha spp

Hummingbird Plant

picture buttonKaempferia

Kaempferia gilbertii

 

picture buttonLucky Nut

Thevetia peruviana

 

picture buttonMagnolia 

Magnolia grandiflora

Florida Native

picture buttonOleander

Nerium oleander

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonPassion Vine

Passiflora spp

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonPentas

Pentas lanceolata

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonPeriwinkle

Catharanthus roseus

 

picture buttonPetunia

Petunia cvs

 

picture buttonPink Trumpet

Tabebuia pallada

 

picture buttonPlumbago             

Plumbago capensis

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonPowder Puff

Calliandra haematocephala

 

picture buttonPurple Queen

Setcreasea pallida

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonRoses

Rosa cvs

 

picture buttonSalvia                    

Salvia coccinea

Florida Native

picture buttonSea Hibiscus

Hibiscus tileaceus

 

picture buttonShell Flower

Alpinia zerumbet

 

picture buttonShrimp Plant

Pachystachys lutea

 

picture buttonSociety Garlic

Tulbaghia violacea

 

picture buttonSolitaire Palm

Ptychosperma elegans

Drought-tolerant

picture buttonSpanish Bayonet

Yucca aloifolia

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonSpiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Florida Native

picture buttonSunshine Mimosa

Mimosa strigillosa

Florida Native

Tabebuia

Tabebuia spp

 

picture buttonThryallis

Thryallis glauca

 

picture buttonVerbena

Verbena cvs

Butterfly Plant

picture buttonWhite Bird of Paradise

Strelitzia nicolai

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonWild Olive

Cordia boissieri

Native