By Sandi Linn
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens was thrilled to be the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the Florida Wildflower Foundation through the 2012 Viva Florida Quincentennial Gardens grant program. Funding was provided by sales of the State Wildflower license plate.
|The native garden took the place of invasive alien species.|
The plant list includes Coeopsis, Wild petunia, Anise, Purple conflower, Oakleaf Hydrangea, False indigo, native violet, Wild columbine, Wild coffee, Powderpuff, Lizard’s tail, Scorpion’s tail, Stokes’ aster, Blue flag iris, St. Johns-wort, Standing cypress, Saw palmetto, Love grass, Blazing star, Blackeyed Susan, Blanketflower, Tropical sage, Yellow canna, Goldenrod, Muhly grass, Elderberry, False rosemary, American beautyberry and Hibiscus. The plants were purchased from Biosphere Nursery, Winter Garden, and Brantley Nursery.
|Pollinators are already at home in the garden.|