Six on Saturday. Summer Tropicals

I decided to join the Six on Saturday meme at The Propagator’s blog this week. I live and blog in South Florida. Having been down here a while, I still think a lot of the flora is weird but cool. Here are six tropicals blooming in my garden this week:

Flaming Torch Bromeliad. A common and colorful addition to our late summer gardens.

Billbergia pyramidalis.

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Beautyberry, a native shrub with magnificent fruit.

Calliocarpa americana. 00100lPORTRAIT_00100_BUbeautyberry

One of my very favorite Bromeliads, reliable and so funky. And a great cut flower.

Aechmea miniata.

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Late summer brings Cattleya Orchids to the garden, the next ones will be huge, white and fragrant. These grow in my neighbor’s Hong Kong Orchid (Bauhinia) tree.00100lportrait_00100_burst20190710131119708_cover

Another common summer flowering Bromeliad. Little Harv.

Aechmea ‘Little Harv’

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More Florida funkness, this is a Jatropha – called Coral Plant usually and considered a novelty, flowering off and on all summer.

Jatropha multifida.

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Happy Gardening Saturday and thanks to The Propagator for hosting.

22 comments on “Six on Saturday. Summer Tropicals

  1. Lucky you – all those exotic plants and flowers! Lovely!

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  2. Just so you know. It’s 77 degrees and raining here. Lovely photos as usual Queen.

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  3. Gorgeous exotics as always theshrubqueen

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Tropical wonders! I really like the Jatropha multifida’s cool leaves.

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  5. For me, the weirder the better. I thought plants were very different here, but you’ve got me beat. We are at 95 plus with no rain in my area. The clouds literally split when they get close. I noticed trees are starting to die.

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  6. tonytomeo says:

    Is beautyberry tropical?! I thought it grew farther north as well.

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