Tag Archive: Purple

Purple Triangles in the Trees

From time to time I am reminded of how little I know.  Honestly, I am reminded on a daily basis. A few weeks ago someone asked me about the purple things hanging from the trees. Luckily, the person gave me some good southern directions on where I could find one of these things hanging around …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/05/24/purple-triangles-in-the-trees/

Southern Purple Mint Moth

One very popular herb for the backyard garden is the evergreen Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis which serves as an attractive landscape shrub in addition to its culinary uses. Rosemary grows best in full sun and well-drained soils. When planted in the ground, rosemary can grow 4-5 feet in height and spread. Plants do have beautiful bluish …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/29/southern-purple-mint-moth/

Purple Hyacinth Bean – What’s Old is New

Everyone is interested in growing an easy plant that offers interest all throughout the warm season. Look no further than an old favorite, the purple hyacinth bean, Lablab purpurea. Purple flowers are held above foliage. An warm season annual vine that grows easily from seeds plants directly in the ground or started in small pots, purple hyacinth …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/06/purple-hyacinth-bean-whats-old-is-new/

4-H Goes “Purple” to Show Support to Military Families

Most people think of the color green when they think of 4-H, but on April 10th, 4-H youth and volunteers in Florida will be sporting the color purple to show support for our military families.  When we think of honoring our military, we often think of Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Did you know there is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/08/4-h-goes-purple-to-show-support-to-military-families/

Purple Sunset® Pomegranate

Orange flowers and purple fruits often occur on Purple Sunset pomegranate at the same time, producing a colorful display. Photo by Gary Know, UF IFAS. Purple Sunset is a new ornamental cultivar of pomegranate, Punica granatum. Purple Sunset pomegranate is distinguished from fruiting pomegranate by a bushy, compact habit and numerous flowers followed by small, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/06/17/purple-sunset-pomegranate/

Purple Nut Sedge & Wet Weather: A Challenge To The Perfect Landscape

Purple Nut Sedge aggressively moves into any sunny open space and crowds out competitors. The spring season in panhandle Florida is colorful. Every location from frequently manicured gardens to untended fields and pastures are exploding with hues and tones pleasing to the eye. These heralds of the warmer weather to come are trailed by the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/06/purple-nut-sedge-wet-weather-a-challenge-to-the-perfect-landscape/