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Good Saturday morning. I’m at Alachua County Farmers Market till 1:00 today. It’s a beautiful morning for the market!

Featured plant today is “Firespike,” Odontonemia cuspidatum. How cool are those flowers. This is a tropical looking shrub that also attracts hummers and butterflies. What’s really cool is it blooms fall and winter when not many other nectar plants are blooming.


It grows about 8′ tall x 4′ wide. Perfect for your part sun/part shade garden. Semi-evergreen perennial in zones 8 – 11. It’ll die back to the ground in a hard freeze but reliably comes back from its roots in spring. Can be pruned in mid-February to control the size.


Florida friendly plant. $5.00/1-gallon


Happy digging in the dirt …

Jeanni and Gibbs