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purple-flowering plants

Purple-flowering Plants and Trees for Southwest Florida

“I always favor purple-flowering plants and trees, because purple is the color of royalty. Purple pigment was very expensive and hard to obtain, which made it a rare and unique color to be worn only by kings and queens. Purple flowers in the landscape also provide a rich color that…

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Angel’s Trumpet — A June Bloomer in Venice, Florida

Happy Solstice! June 21 is the first full day of summer, and the blooming plants in Venice, Florida, have received the memo. Like the solstitial sun, the yellow blooms of angel’s trumpet are blazing and vibrant in June. If sunny yellow isn’t your color, angel's trumpet also comes in white,…

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Pantone 2018 Color of the Year

Add a Punch of Purple to Your Florida Landscape

If you’ve always wanted to add purple plantings to your Florida landscape, this is the fashionable year to do it! The Pantone Color Institute has announced “Ultra Violet” as its official 2018 color, and ArtisTree is tickled pink to offer you a purple punch list of pleasing options. For starters,…

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Lovely Crossandra: The Tropical Bloomer That Won’t Quit

Just when you think it can’t possibly put out anymore blooms, Crossandra comes through with another round sure to dazzle. Also known as the firecracker plant, Crossandra adds pop to Southwest Florida landscapes with neon-bright orange flowers that contrast beautifully with its bronze-green foliage. You would think this breathtaking perennial…

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