Rhododendron calendulaceum (flame azalea), Roz. The former owner of my home (I purchased it last year) said it is a North Florida native plant. She populated the small personal garden areas (it’s an attached townhome) with only native plants. She planted several of these in the back by the lake. They are my favorites. Fortunately, they survived the long stretch of hard freezes we had this winter. Some other native plants, like the beautiful and bountiful hibiscus, in spite of being wrapped, did not. I will be checking out nurseries this weekend for replacements for the hibiscus and the others that succumbed to the cold.

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