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


picture buttonAgeratum

Ageratum houstonianum


picture buttonAllamanda            

Allamanda spp


picture buttonAloe       

Aloe saponaria


picture buttonAmerican Elder

Sambucus canadensis

Florida Native

picture buttonBaby Sunrose

Aptenia cordifolia


picture buttonBeach Sunflower

Helianthus debilis

Florida Native

picture buttonBegonia

Begonia cvs


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


Drought Tolerant

picture buttonBush Clock Vine

Thunbergia erecta


picture buttonButterfly Bush    


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


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


picture buttonSpanish Bayonet

Yucca aloifolia

Drought Tolerant

picture buttonSpiderwort

Tradescantia ohiensis

Florida Native

picture buttonSunshine Mimosa

Mimosa strigillosa

Florida Native


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