Plants of the 2019 40th Annual Spring Plant Sale

These represent just a sample of the over 60 species and varieties offered by Fairchild.

Plectranthus sp.
Plectranthus, commonly known as Coleus, come in a wide variety of dramatic colors and leaf forms. They prefer part shade and regular moisture, but are heat tolerant and have few problems.
Hemigraphis repanda
Dragon's tongue is a small plant with dense, narrow purple leaves with wavy edges. Flowers are small and white. It is a good edging or groundcover for shady areas with adequate moisture and makes an especially nice addition to a rock garden. It also makes an excellent houseplant.
Hibiscus poeppigii
Hibiscus poeppigii is native to Miami-Dade County, the Keys, the West Indies, Guatemala and Mexico. Single, brilliant red flowers are produced at the tip of the stem. Planted in full sun to light shade, it requires little care once established.
Hypericum hypericoides
St. Andrew's Cross is an unassuming member of our pine rockland flora. This miniature shrub is a cutie, with its diminutive stature (never over 3 feet tall) and cheery yellow four petaled flowers. This species tolerates a wide range of conditions, thus pine rockland is only one of many habitats where it is found.
Koanophyllon villosum
Koanophyllum is a medium-sized shrub reaching 5 to 6 feet tall, native to The West Indies and pine rocklands of Miami-Dade County. This endangered species produces clusters of showy white flowers that attract butterflies. Plant it in full sun.

Lantana depressa var. depressa
Pineland lantana is a rare South Florida beauty that is endemic to (found only in) Miami pine rocklands. It is highly endangered in part due to widespread planting of non native Lantana camara. This species hybridizes with the rare native and “pure” forms are increasingly hard to find in Miami pine rocklands. It has a very low growth habit and does best in full sun to partial shade in well drained. A Connect to Protect Network Species!

Lantana involucrata
Native to South Florida and tropical America, this fivefoot- tall shrub has soft, light green leaves which give off a spicy aroma when crushed. Lightly fragrant clusters of white to pink flowers are followed by pink to lavender fruit year round. Plant in full sun to light shade. Little irrigation is needed once established. Wild sage is an excellent source of nectar for many kinds of butterflies.
Pithecellobium unguis-cati
Cat's claw is a spreading tree native to peninsular Florida and tropical America. It flowers intermittently throughout the year, peaking in summer. The flowers attract the cassius blue butterfly and the leaves are larval food for the cassius blue and large orange.
Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum 'Puckers'
A unique indented-leaf form of this attractive Polynesian shrub, propagated from a specimen at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Foliage is dark green above and purple below and produces regular spikes of white flowers with purple centers. It needs full sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soil. It also makes a good houseplant.
Ruellia squarrosa
This plant is an excellent purple flowering ground cover for South Florida. It spreads easily and grows to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Plant in full sun. It is native to Central and South America.
Salvia caymanensis
Cayman sage is endemic to the island of Grand Cayman. Believed to be extinct for nearly 40 years, it was rediscovered in 2007. This is very fortunate because Cayman sage is a real charmer. Small, skyblue flowers are borne on spikes above aromatic grey-green leaves, covered on the undersurface with a soft felt covering of tiny white hairs. Plant in full sun
to light shade.
Senna mexicana
Bahama senna is a beautiful, salt-tolerant, butterflyattracting shrub which should find a home in almost any sunny garden. It blooms almost year round with golden yellow flowers. Native to South Florida and the Bahamas. These plants are grown from seed from the Bahamian subspecies.