March Free Plants
Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
602 Ronele Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
Let’s start with what’s blooming here and grows easily from cuttings now that spring is here!
Firespike, red and purple
Brazilian red cloak
Native firebush, including some with fresh seeds
Ever-bearing mulberry, covered in flowers and fresh fruit
Coral porterwood, not native but not as invasive as the purple and it’s a magnet for hummingbirds
And other cool stuff!
Are you ready for tomato season? Pick up Everglades, cherries, Romas and beefsteak plants, in full flower and fruit!
We have plenty of mulch and top soil to share, tons of bamboo that make great plant stakes, stacks of buckets for planting or storage, and a limited number of pallets.
Elderberry suckers, please one per family and bring a pot to take them home
Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Orchid cactus
Amazon lilies (should bloom soon!)
Native yellow canna
Lemongrass (also seeds)
Sansevieria (full sized, please plant in pots not the ground!)
Clerodendron (pagoda and bleeding heart)
Native palmetto that just popped up in the wrong spot…
Naturalized periwinkles (aka vinca)
Hot pink Four O’Clocks, another hummingbird attractor
Native spiderwort, a bee magnet when it’s blooming
Wild pineapple, spectacular flowers and edible fruit, but very prickly so bring protective clothing!
Tunera (Cuban buttercup)
Cuttings from the most prolific Key lime I’ve ever seen
Native wild coffee, provides gorgeous color even in deep shade
John Starne’s favorite red pentas
Bush morning glory
Devil’s backbone, no wildlife value but a cool looking plant
Vitex — spectacular purple flowers that are magnets for butterflies and bees
Scorpion tail — a low-growing native that attracts all kinds of bees and small butterflies, also cuttings