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Eustis Identify the Plant

Society Garlic

I’m an attractive ornamental plant from South Africa whose leaves have a garlicky odor. I belong to the lily family. I tolerate summer heat well and bloom from summer to fall months. I do best in full sun and in light, sandy soil. Though my foliage will be damaged by temperatures below 25 degrees, I grow back rapidly. My flowers may be lavender, variegated or pink in color. In addition to edible uses, I am known to deter moles from vegetables and other flowers when planted in a surrounding row or border. The garlic fragrance emitting from the plant repels deer, making it useful as a companion plant in the garden and containers. Other uses of crushed leaves from my plant include repelling fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes when rubbed on the skin. What am I?

Answer

Society garlic!!


Orange Birds of Paradise!!

I will grow in full sun but seem happiest in part sun or part shade. I am a slow grower to about 4 to 6 feet tall and wide. No trimming is necessary other than to remove any browned leaves and stems.

I am drought-tolerant, but do best with regular irrigation and enough time between waterings to dry out. Place me at least 3 feet apart - give me enough room to fan out as I mature. My flowers tend to appear more on outer stems, so don't overcrowd me with other shrubs. What am I?

Answer

Orange Birds of Paradise!!


Hawaiin Ti or “Red Sister

I’m a sacred plant in Hawaii, offering spiritual protection to the bearer of the leaves. I prefer bright sunlight but will tolerate part shade. I will grow up to 4 feet tall and prefer regular watering but not too much. I develop pink, plum, maroon and deep burgundy foliage depending on the level of sunlight I am provided. What am I?

Answer

Hawaiin Ti or “Red Sister