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Adding Color to Your Fall Garden

Categories: Blog, SeaGate Homes | Posted: September 29, 2016

When most people think of fall they envision the multiple colors of the seasons changing, and while Florida living has a lot of advantages, colorful season changes is not one of them. So how do we add a little color in the warm Florida fall? As the spring and summer flowers fade, we can look to fall blooming foliage and perennials to pick up the slack. We have compiled a list featuring our favorite fall colors. Most of these plants also have the added benefit of being native Florida perennials that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies year round.

  • Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) – A native flowering vine with red-orange bloom clusters, it can be used as ground cover or grown on a fence or trellis
  • Candlebush (Cassia/Senna Alta) – This evergreen shrub provides beautiful yellow blooms through the fall
  • Dwarf Allamanda (Allamanda Nefifolia) – A native perennial flowering shrub that offers trumpet like yellow blooms
  • Orange Marmalade Crossandra (Crossandra Infundibuliformis) – A showy multi-petal orange blooms crown this insect and disease resistant perennial
  • Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys Lutea) – Similar in shape and color to the Candlebush this native perennial shrub’s yellow flower has white “tails” that protrude from the bloom
  • Pentas (Pentas Lanceolata) – Varying in colors from red through pink to white, this perennial native’s flower offers clusters of small, vibrant blooms
  • Beach & Swamp Sunflowers (Helianthus Debilis & Angustifolius) – With similar flower shape and color, the beach and swamp varieties show their differences in growing styles, with the beach sunflower offering colorful ground cover and the swamp sunflower providing a more shrub-like profile
  • Firebush (Hamelia Patens) – This bright blooming native shrub had red-orange bloom clusters like the coral honeysuckle without the need for a fence or trellis
  • Scarlet Hibiscus (Hibiscus Coccineus) – A slender, native shrub with spectacular red blooms that match the red-tinged stems and leaves
  • Cinnamon Fern (Osmunda Cinnamomea) – This native perennial fern has two distinctly different types of fronds; plume-like, cinnamon colored fronds at the center surrounded by larger, green, fronds; giving the plant a multi-dimensional look
  • Golden Canna (Canna Flaccida) – Featuring papery, hibiscus-like yellow blooms, this native perennial thrives around ponds and water features

Join Us for Our Grand Opening!

Categories: Announcements, Blog | Posted: September 2, 2016



Join us September 17 & 18 between Noon and 5 pm

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