Florida Botanical Gardens


September - October - November

The autumn is a time when the gardens take on a whole new look. This list features plants that are still looking their best at the end of the year, as well as those unique to the season. Click on the symbol to see a photograph, read more, and access University of Florida fact sheets on how to use them in your landscape.

Common Name Scientific Name

Flower Color

picture buttonAfrican Iris Dietes vegeta White, Yellow
picture buttonAllamanda Allamanda neriifolia Yellow
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 buttonBlanket Flower Gaillardia pulchella Red, Orange
picture buttonBlue Daze Evolvulus glomeratus Blue
picture buttonBlue Porterweed Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Blue
picture buttonBottle Brush Callistemon viminalis Red
picture buttonBrazilian Red Cloak Megaskepasma erythrochlamys Red
picture buttonBromeliad Various Various
picture buttonButterfly Bush Buddleia White, Purple
picture buttonButterfly Weed Asclepias curassavica Orange
picture buttonButton Bush Cephalanthus occidentalis White
picture buttonCanna Canna cvs Orange, Yellow
picture buttonCarambola Averrhoa carambola Pink
picture buttonCarrion Flower Stapelia gigantea Tan
picture buttonCassia Cassia spp. Yellow
picture buttonClerodendrum Clerodendrum speciosissimum Red
picture buttonClock Vine Thunbergia grandiflora Blue
picture buttonCrape Jasmine Tabernaemontana divaricata White
picture buttonCrossandra Crossandra infundibuliformis Peach
picture buttonCrown of Thorns Euphorbia milii Red
Desert Rose Adenium obesum Pink
picture buttonDwarf Poinciana

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Red, Yellow
picture buttonFire Bush Hamelia patens Orange
picture buttonFire Cracker Russelia equisetiformis Red, White
picture buttonFirespike Odontonema strictum Red
Frangipani Plumeria spp. White, Yellow, Pink
picture buttonGardenia Gardenia jasminoides White
picture buttonGinger Hedychium spp. White
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 buttonLucky Nut Thevetia peruviana Yellow
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 buttonSociety Garlic Tulbaghia violacea Blue
picture buttonSpiderwort Tradescantia ohiensis Blue
Spineless Yucca Yucca elephantipes White
picture buttonSunshine Mimosa Mimosa strigillosa Pink
Swamp Lily Crinum americanum White
picture buttonThryallis Galphimia glauca Yellow
Trailing Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis Purple
picture buttonTurks Cap Mallow Malvaviscus arboreus Red, Pink
Vitex Vitex trifolia 'Variegata' Purple
Waterlily Nymphaea cvs Blue
picture buttonWhite Bird of Paradise Strelitzia nicolai White
picture buttonWild Olive Cordia Boissieri White