May Free Plants

 In General, News from the Greenhouse & "Yarden"

Saturday, May 1, 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

Sweet almond

Native firebush, including some with fresh seeds

Ever-bearing mulberry, covered in flowers and fresh fruit

And other cool stuff!

Are you ready for tomato season? You-dig Everglades are popping up all over here!

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

You dig:

Amazon lilies (should bloom soon!)

Native yellow canna

Lemongrass (also seeds)

Papalo, a heat-loving alternative to cilantro

Callisia fragrans, aka headache plant or basket plant)

 Sansevieria (full sized, please plant in pots not the ground!)

Ever-bearing mulberry volunteers under a “mama” covered in fruit

 Lady palms

Crinum lily

Walking iris (just the yellow but I’d love to trade someone for the purple!)

Clerodendron (pagoda and bleeding heart)

 Native palmetto that just popped up in the wrong spot…

 Naturalized periwinkles (aka vinca)

Chenille plants

Monkey Grass

Limited number of Caribbean Red papaya seedlings

Hot pink Four O’Clocks, another hummingbird attractor

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


Golden dewdrop

Devil’s backbone, no wildlife value but a cool looking plant


Daikon radish

Tropical milkweed

Blanketflower (gaillardia)


Bachelor buttons

Scorpion tail — a low-growing native that attracts all kinds of bees and small butterflies, also cuttings

Pepperweed, an edible native plant that’s sometimes confused with a weed

Blackberry lily

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