See South Florida native plants you don’t know but should be using!

South Florida’s rockland hammock and pine rockland plant communities are home to beautiful tropical native plants that are little known and used in the landscape industry. These plants should be used more to restore authenticity, resiliency and true sustainability to South Florida’s urban scene. When you step into the Exhibit Hall, you’ll see a beautiful little example of what Real South Florida looks like. You can put a little Real Florida back into South Florida by spec’ing these plants in your designs, requesting them for your projects and asking for them at your local garden center. FANN nurseries are growing them. All we need is you.
South Florida native plants in the demo landscape

Locust Berry, Silver Keys Thatch Palm, Bahama Coffee, Golden Creeper, Crabwood, Jamaica Caper, Rhacoma, Marlberry, Limber Caper, Myrtle of the River, Black Torch, Corky Stemmed Passionflower, Spanish Stopper, Bahama Cassia, Green Florida Thatch Palm, Coontie, Horizontal Cocoplum, White Indigo Berry, Pigeon Plum, Maidenbush, Redberry Stopper, Myrsine, Spicewood, Seven Year Apple, Soft-leaved Coffee, Stranger & Shortleaf Figs, Simpson’s Stopper, White Stopper, Bitterbush, Florida Boxwood, Keys Pink, Cinnamon Bark, Wild Coffee, Quailberry, Buccaneer Palm, Little Strongbark.

Silent Native Nursery
SW 172nd Ave, Homestead
Tour the nursery and see how our amazing “Deep South Florida” plants thrive on nothing but lime rock.

Doug Ingram and Sons Nursery
16885 SW 288 St, Homestead FL
This bit traditional nursery brings ornamental standards to all its plants, including our natives. 

Jesse Durko’s Nursery
5151 SW Viele Rd, Davie FL 
Longtime South Florida plantsman cultivating those unusual highly desirable plants. 

Mix’d Greens Environmental
28905 SW 162nd Ave, Homestead FL
Mick Gnaegy, another South Florida horticulture legend.

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation SCCF Native Landscapes & Garden Center
Serving Sanibel Island & Lee County communities
Located on the grounds of the Historic Bailey Homestead Preserve
1300 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm, Saturday (January-April only) 10:00am-3:00pm

Extra special thanks to our designer Jenny Evans at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Native Landscapes & Garden Center, Sanibel, and her entire crew (Becca, Sue, Jonathan, Rachel) for the design and installation of this beautiful demonstration garden, provision of educational flyers and round-up of South Florida plants. The SCCF Native Landcapes & Garden Center is a retail outlet for education, plants and landscape consultation. SCCF, founded in 1967, is dedicated to coastal conservation on and around Sanibel and Captiva islands, and is a recognized leader in environmental advocacy and conservation. Sanibel Island is one of Florida’s first communities to routinely use native plants in landscaping to preserve and restore biodiversity and an authentic sense of place.
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