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Single butterfly all aflutter because of the fragrant roses.

Single butterfly all aflutter because of the fragrant roses.

Rondeletia leucophylla is often sold under the name of Panama rose, even though it is actually a native of Chiapas, Mexico. This bushy, large shrub produces masses of pink flowers virtually all year when planted in the ground in a conservatory. Both hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the flowers, which, interestingly, don't become fragrant until after the sun goes down — suggesting that it may be pollinated by moths as well.

Rondeletia leucophylla is often sold under the name of Panama rose, even though it is actually a native of Chiapas, Mexico. This bushy, large shrub produces masses of pink flowers virtually all year when planted in the ground in a conservatory. Both hummingbirds and butterflies are attracted to the flowers, which, interestingly, don't become fragrant until after the sun goes down — suggesting that it may be pollinated by moths as well.

Garden/Perennial Phlox "This sturdy, upright perennial[...] In Jul. & Aug., & through Sep. with deadheading, it bears flowers in shades of white, coral, pink, red, lavender, & violet, depending on the cultivar.[..]Many of the cultivars are fragrant; scent is most noticeable at night. Noteworthy characteristics: Best known & latest-blooming phlox. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. When allowed to self-seed, cultivars may revert to a more vigorous plant with lavender-rose flowers."

Garden/Perennial Phlox "This sturdy, upright perennial[...] In Jul. & Aug., & through Sep. with deadheading, it bears flowers in shades of white, coral, pink, red, lavender, & violet, depending on the cultivar.[..]Many of the cultivars are fragrant; scent is most noticeable at night. Noteworthy characteristics: Best known & latest-blooming phlox. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. When allowed to self-seed, cultivars may revert to a more vigorous plant with lavender-rose flowers."

Dombeya w.(also known as "Florida Hydrangea"(these DO look like pendulous hydrangea cultivars-but Dombeya differs in several important ways;most vital is its heat resistance-few real hydrangeas can stand South Floridas climate.Its sweet butter cooky-dough scent is an improvement over the largely scentless hydrangeas.Dombeya also has a  wealth of  nectar that attracts butterflies,bees,Hummingbirds,& even what looks like an occasional Flicker into its blossom clusters.

Dombeya w.(also known as "Florida Hydrangea"(these DO look like pendulous hydrangea cultivars-but Dombeya differs in several important ways;most vital is its heat resistance-few real hydrangeas can stand South Floridas climate.Its sweet butter cooky-dough scent is an improvement over the largely scentless hydrangeas.Dombeya also has a wealth of nectar that attracts butterflies,bees,Hummingbirds,& even what looks like an occasional Flicker into its blossom clusters.

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