Written by Matthew Patterson, Visitor Services Associate
Visitors to the Cummer gardens are rewarded not only with views of the St. John’s River but also with the flowers that make up our landscape. One flower that visitors will encounter here is the Pentas. Existing in shades of red, white, lavender, purple, and pink the Pentas bloom all summer long even in the hottest of weather. This deceptively hardy nature makes Florida the ideal climate for such a flower. In addition to being pleasing to our eyes the Pentas is also a favorite of butterflies and of hummingbirds, attracting the former by the dozens. On your next visit to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens take the time to enjoy this addition to our collection.