Six on Saturday – Fab Feb Fleurs

Saturday morning has rolled around again and I took to the garden to find February flowers to join the SOS crowd. To see more February fun, visit Jon at

Above is an underside view of a Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) opening. Eventually the flower hangs down from the branch. These flower every February and a few other times during the year at their discretion.

Long Island Mammoth Dill flower. I am not sure if I should cut this off or let it go to seed. The dill has been wonderful and is recommended for winter in Florida.

A perversely peachy Tropical Red Salvia (Salvia coccinea). One of my favorite reseeding flowers. Probably hasn’t had water in weeks.

Here is the red flower…Firecracker Plant (Russelia equisetiformis) I like the texture of this plant, though it is kind of gangly, and dangly.

Sugar Baby Watermelon flower. Hoping for some fruit! I am trying to grow these on a teak stool to keep them off the ground. Time will tell.

A blessing and a curse, white wildflower, Bidens alba. The blessing, an indestructible, happy prolific flowering plant. The curse, the same, and it can produce 1200 seeds per plant providing Bidens sod.

That’s it this week.

Happy Gardening from South Florida.


19 comments on “Six on Saturday – Fab Feb Fleurs

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    I always let a few dill plants set seed for the next year. My patch grows ever larger, but I love the scent of dill weed and the black swallowtails lay eggs on it, which is reason enough for me to grow it. Love that coral salvia – hoping for equally beautiful offspring! 🙂

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  2. Roguegarden says:

    Beautiful photographs. The shell ginger is a lovely color and especially captivating in its partially open form. I love the firecracker plant and will have to look into acquiring one to grow – indoors, of course.

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  3. I see lots of familiar plants in your post. Unfortunately, mine are all freeze-dried. Good luck with your watermelon.

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  4. Rosie Amber says:

    Such wonderful colours in your garden. Fingers crossed you get some water melons.

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  5. tonytomeo says:

    Dill seems like an odd choice. It is so . . . Californian. It and fennel used to be naturalized in riparian situation of the Santa Clara Valley. I believe that some still survives in some situations. Dill should still live along the end of the Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek, near to San Francisco Bay, and could probably live anywhere it wants to. Fennel used to live closer to the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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  6. fredgardener says:

    The Firecracker Plant looks so delicate…. Regarding the watermelon, I grew that variety2 years ago with success. Good luck !

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  7. Cathy says:

    A adore dill flowers and wish I could think of any kind of bidens as a curse! Love that Russelia – I thought it was a Correa at first, but I see it’s not even in the same family.

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