Summer at Florabundance Gardens

Flowers and pollinators are in charge at Florabundance Gardens. We have a growing selection of summer and fall blooming native plants, hardy tropicals and perennial pollinator favorites for sun and shade.

Wondering which plant to place where in a bed?

Back Border or Center of Island (4 ft. to 6 ft.)

Use these favorite garden nativesfor statuesque structure and height:Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima), Ironweed (Vernonia angustifolia), Joe-Pye-Weed (Eutrochium purpureum), Scarlet Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus), Swamp Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius), Yellow Wingstem (Verbesina occidentalis), and White Crownbeard (Verbesina virginica).

We have links to our website, just click on the common name.

Front and Mid Border (2 ft. to 4 ft.)

Frame your beds with these native pollinator favorites: Mistflower Ageratum (Conoclinium coelestinum), Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta), Brown-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba), Common Boneset (Eupatorium species), Eastern Rose-mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum muticum), Savannah Coreopsis (Coreopsis linifolia), Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea), and Spotted Beebalm (Monarda punctata).

Treat your hummingbirds to our hardy tropical plants.

Fire Spike (Odontonema cuspidatum), Cape Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata), Pink Salvia, and Hot Pink Mondarda.

Ginger liliesare available, including Butterfly Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium), Shell Ginger (Alpinia zerumbet “Variegata”), Hot lips, Pale Pink Hidden and the edible Turmeric (Curcuma longa). Ginger lilies prefer light shade and plenty of water to produce the best foliage and flowers.

Canna lilies with a variety of heights, foliage colors and flowers abound. These lilies prefer sunny conditions and plenty of water.

Cultivation Tips

Water your garden regularly in the summer to keep your plants alive, blooming, and attractive to pollinators.

Some of these plants will attain their full height in the second or third year, depending on root mass, access to water, nutrients, and light. They are worth the wait.

Many plants spread readily by roots and seeds, so consider their growing habits when grouping and planting them. No need to shun these wonderfully aggressive plants — rip out those that wander or crowd. No place to transplant them? Then just compost.



Shopping online or in person

Order plants on-line and make an appointment to pick up. As our stock fluctuates, plan to look around when you pick up your order.

Set up an appointment to shop in person. To make an appointment, just send us an email or call and suggest a time. We will get back to you and confirm availability.