Blanketflower

Blanketflower
(Gaillardia pulchella)

Blooms spring-fall; height 1-2 ft. Plant Sept-mid-Dec. in full sun to light shade in dry,

Sow seeds in:
N – September, October
C – Late September to mid-November
S – Mid-October to mid-December




Leavenworth’s Tickseed

Leavenworth’s Tickseed
(Coreopsis leavenworthii)

Blooms spring-summer; height 1-3 ft. Plant Sept.-mid-Dec. in full sun to light pine shade in slightly moist to moist sandy soil.

Sow seeds in:
N – September, October
C – Late September to mid-November
S – Mid-October to mid-December




Lanceleaf Tickseed

Lanceleaf Tickseed
(Coreopsis lanceolata)

Blooms in spring;
height to 1-1½ ft. Plant Sept.-mid-Nov. in full sun to light pine shade in slightly dry to slightly moist well-drained soil.

Sow seeds in:
N – September, October
C – Late September to mid-November




Know your native pollinators: Cuckoo bees

“Know your native pollinators” is a series of articles that will help you identify and appreciate Florida’s varied pollinators, including bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, birds and bats. Cuckoo bees are often mistaken for wasps because their body shape resembles a wasp, and they are nearly hairless. They also lack the pollen baskets that most bees have on their legs because they do not collect pollen for their young.