Two days, three locations and thousands of flowers. Once a year in May the Florida Nursery Grower Association sponsors the Florida Flower Trails. The purpose is to show industry professionals some new and improved flowering plants by breeders from around the world. (Some introductions were from the Neatherlands and Australia).
The three trial grounds: U.F. Cooperative Extension office Orange County, Harry P. Leu Gardens. and Walt Disney World’s nursery.
Nemesia ‘Nesia Sunshine’.
Marigold ‘Super Hero Yellow Bee’.
Caladium ‘Heart and Soul’.
Dwarf, double Zinnia ‘Zahara Bright Orange’.
Coleus ‘Main Street’ is mostly a foliage plant but these flowers compliment the rustic fence.
Gerbera daisy ‘Garvinea Sweet Fiesta’.
Gerbera daisy ‘Garvinea Sweet Sunset’.
Nothing new here but the pollinator garden at Leu Gardens. Passion flower with Gulf Fritillary butterfly.
New to me: Fire bush ‘Lime Sizzler’.
Floral clock at Leu Gardens installed in 1971.
Caladium ‘Glowing Heart’.
Caladium ‘Bottle Rocket’.
Caladium ‘Mellow Yellow’ will brighten up any dark, shady place.
‘SunPatiens’ showing vigorous landscape performance.
Brilliant use of complimentary colors. Yellow coleus backing Verbena ‘Empress Sun Violet’.
Instead of a bed of flowers, a collection of pots with flowers for many dimensions of color (Sea World).
Warm colored pots and plants for a sunny summer day.
Strong contrast immediately draws your eyes to this geranium basket.
‘Joseph’s Coat’ amaranthus as ice cream.
Caladium ‘Tickle Me Pink’.
How about a 4′ Salvia bush? Pollinators love it!
Dwarf, double Zinnias ‘Zahara’.
How about an orange-scented Lemon Balm ‘Mandarina’?
Most memorable plant: Dwarf marigold ‘Drop Shot’ because the foliage tasted like black licorice.
The Flower Trial beds at Walt Disney World nursery.