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Victorian Gardens of Cape May
And, as if in harmony with the glorious coleus, colorful stained glass windows adorn the homes, restaurants and churches.Fences, gates, porches and house trim display intricate gingerbread designs and galant gables,highlighting the Victorian style evident...
California
El Segundo
Indigo Spires Salvia
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

To learn more about this excellent perennial Salvia " Salvia x "Indigo Spires", Indigo Spires Salvia " from the University of Florida Extension Service by Edward Gilman and David Marshall.
  • Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,11
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Salt Tolerance: Low to Moderate - Protect from Direct Salt Spray
Louisiana
Merryville
Cloud Eight Purple-Top Vervain, Brazilian Vervain, Tall Verbena, Verbena bonariensis
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

The dainty nectar rich flowers are visited by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Clusters of rich purple flowers are produced on sturdy stems atop the medium green foliage from spring through summer and into fall.
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: 2-3'H x 12-18"W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Louisiana
Merryville
May Pop Passion Flower, Passion Vine, Passionflower
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Provide a well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny position for the best results. Bumblebees are perfectly designed for this as the pollen is rubbed on their back as they circle the corona drinking nectar and then carry it to the next flower.
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist to somewhat dry soils.
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Native To / Origin: US
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Louisiana
Merryville
Buchanan\'s Sage, Purple Autumn Sage, Fuchsia Sage, Salvia
Prices start at : 8.99 USD

Average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.Average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils. If your Salvia or Sage starts to look unkempt in mid to late summer consider giving it a light shearing or remove the spent flowering spikes to...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Native To / Origin: Mexico
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Louisiana
Merryville
Lo\' & Beholdtm Lilac Chip Butterfly Bush, Buddleja
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Lilac Chip is one of the newest introductions in this line of compact, basically sterile Butterfly Bushes. Photos courtesy of Proven Winners - www.provenwinners.com The small size, exceptional flower power, and spreading habit lends Lilac Chip to use...
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: 12-24''H x 18-24''W
Louisiana
Merryville
Pam Puryear\'s Pink Turks Cap
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

A relatively new introduction from that great Texas plantsman Greg Grant and was named after his friend and the 'Rose Rustler' founder Pam Puryear. Turk's Cap is well-loved and so is known by a variety of common names including: Turk's Turban, Ladie's...
  • Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9,10,11
  • Soil & Moisture: Average to moist but moderatley drought tolerant once well established. Adaptable to soil types.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch SQ / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Native To / Origin: US- Greg Grant, SFA Gardens, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Louisiana
Merryville
Siskyou Pink Gaura, Apple Blossom Grass, Wand Flower, Lindheimer\'s Bee Blossom
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

A tough and hardy, drought tolerant, perennial US Native. Masses of tall wispy deep pink spikes are covered by a succession of large pink butterfly-like flowers throughout summer.
  • Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3''W
  • Native To / Origin: US - TX, LA - Siskyou Rare Plant Nursery, Medford, OR
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10
Louisiana
Merryville
Snow Queen Passion Flower, Passionvine
Prices start at : 17.99 USD

Similar to Constance Elliot but with larger flowers and improved vigor and disease resistance. This Passionvine along with many of Myles Irving's Riverside hybrids appear to rarely produce fruit and are often triploid to tetraploid in nature.
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Grows To: 8-12'H+
  • Native To / Origin: UK Garden hybrid - Myles Irvine
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
Louisiana
Merryville
Angel Wing Jasmine, Shining Jasmine, Star Jasmine
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Train it on a trellis or other support to produce a small-medium sized fragrant evergreen vine. Sweetly fragrant clusters of 2", star-like, pure white blooms are produced continuously throughout the summer months against a rich glossy green foliage.
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
  • Grows To: 5'H x 6'W
Louisiana
Merryville
Butterflytm Red Pentas, Egyptian Star Cluster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

The flowers of Pentas will attract butterflies and other nectar loving creatures to your gardens throughout summer. Where not hardy, heat and humidity tolerant Pentas make wonderful annuals for gardens or containers.
  • Native To / Origin: Africa
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Indoor Light: Direct sunlight
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,(9? with protection)
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Louisiana
Merryville
Early Bird Gold Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Drought tolerant, deer resistant, and reliable. Rudbeckia fulgida is native to much of the central and eastern United States. This exciting new day-length neutral and thusly free flowering Black-Eyed Susan was discovered at Dupont Nursery near Plaquemine,...
  • Native To / Origin: US - Dupont Nursery, Plaquemine, LA - 2011
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,9
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Louisiana
Merryville
October Skies Aromatic Aster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Excellent drought tolerance once well-established as well as good deer resistance and reliability. Pruning if necessary should not be done after June as you may be removing flower buds for the late summer/fall show.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun
  • Native To / Origin: US - Much of the central and eastern US - introduced by Primrose Path
Louisiana
Merryville
Texas Coneflower
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Rudbeckia texana and R. A choice native coneflower, the Texas Coneflower produces 3-5" bright golden yellow daisies that are borne singly, or in small clusters of up 5 flowers, and are held on sturdy upright stems in summer.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9 at least
  • Soil & Moisture: Average to moist.
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
Louisiana
Merryville
Lavender Porterweed
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

This is one of the few plants that you will find consistently at nearly every butterfly conservatory. In zone 8B-9 we find that a small percentage larger growing Porterweeds, like Lavender, Coral, and Purple, may return from the roots in late spring if...
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Native To / Origin: American Tropics
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Fertilizing: Spring-frost or year round in warm, frost free conditions.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,(9?)
Louisiana
Merryville
Summer Jewel Red Scarlet Sage, Blood Sage, Hummingbird Sage
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Salvias are considered the #1 plant for Hummingbirds with their tubular flowers designed for pollination by these amazing flyers. An application of fertilizer at this time may also be beneficial in spurring flower production.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24''W
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Soil & Moisture: Moderately fertile to poor soils. Average to dry soils with good to excellent drainage. Do not overwater.
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Louisiana
Merryville
Lo\' & Beholdtm Lilac Chip Butterfly Bush, Buddleja
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Lilac Chip is one of the newest introductions in this line of compact, basically sterile Butterfly Bushes. Photos courtesy of Proven Winners - www.provenwinners.com The small size, exceptional flower power, and spreading habit lends Lilac Chip to use...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: 12-24''H x 18-24''W
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens- NC, JC Raulston, Dr. Dennis Werner - 2012
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
Louisiana
Merryville
Baja Red Rose of Montana, Coral Vine
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

It dies to the ground in winter, but faithfully returns from the ground each spring. On a recent trip to west Texas, we saw what must have been over 50 butterflies on one vine! Coral Vine is considered invasive in some regions, please consult your local...
  • Native To / Origin: Mexico
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: Vining to 40'
Louisiana
Merryville
Royal Red Butterfly Bush
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

The Butterfly Bush does best where it gets most of a day of sun (>6 hours, preferably 8 or more) and has good to excellent drainage. For these areas consider some of the sterile or near sterile hybrids like " Lo' & Beholdtm Blue Chip ".
  • Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-5'W
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
Louisiana
Merryville
Bush\'s Yellow Coneflower, Ozark Coneflower, Yellow Purple Cone Flower
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

In midsummer it produces the fragrant, nectar rich yellow flowers atop sturdy 2-3' high stems. A paradoxically yellow flowered purple coneflower with deep sunny yellow ray petals that surround the dark bristly rounded cone.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • Fertilizing: Spring - midsummer.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Native To / Origin: US - Mainly S Central Missouri and N Arkansas
Louisiana
Merryville
Native Purple Cone Flower
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

These seedlings originated from a vigorous native Louisiana population of this beautiful perennial. For more about Dawn, the wonderful arboretum, and Stephen F Austin's excellent horticultural program click here.
  • Native To / Origin: US
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Grows To: 12-24''H x 12''W
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Louisiana
Merryville
Henry Duelberg Mealycup Sage
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Henry Duelberg Mealycup Sage has been selected as a Texas Superstar for its reliable performance and garden qualities. Thank you for allowing us to use this image! If your Salvia or Sage starts to look unkempt in mid to late summer consider giving it...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
Louisiana
Merryville
Crucita, Jack in the Bush, Fragrant Mist Flower, Blue Mist Flower
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Readily reseeds under good conditions. Jack in the Bush or Crucita is truly one of the very best butterfly plants as well as for a host of other pollinators! The nectar rich, light blue to purple, flat topped flower clusters make the perfect landing platforms...
  • Salt Tolerance: Poor
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Native To / Origin: US- S Texas and S Florida
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Louisiana
Merryville
Colorwheel Stokesia Daisy, Stoke\'s Aster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Stokesia Daisy is one of those plant it and forget it perennials, once they become established in nearly any garden or landscape they require almost no additional care. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries.
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Itsaul Plants, Alpharetta, GA, circa 2000
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
  • Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils. Moderately drought tolerant once well-established.
Louisiana
Merryville
White Profusion Butterfly Bush
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Butterfly Bush is considered invasive in some areas, please consult your local state offices before purchasing.
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Native To / Origin: Gardens
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Louisiana
Merryville
Henry Eilers Quilled Sweet Coneflower
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

It was discovered by it's namesake and was introduced by plantsman Larry Lowman. Along with 'Herbstonne', the Sweet Coneflower is one of the latest to flower. This Rudbeckia is unusual in that it will grow and flower quite well even under deciduous shade.
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Native To / Origin: US- Montgomery county, Illinois - discovered by Henry Eilers and introduced by Larry Lowman
  • Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W
Louisiana
Merryville
Coronation Gold Achillea, Yarrow
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Proper deadheading may encourage the show to return in fall. If drainage is an issue use a sandy gravelly soil as this drought resistant yarrow makes an easy container plant. The flowering begins in late spring and may continue through much of summer.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
  • Soil & Moisture: Well-drained, average moist to dryish, poor mineral soils.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate soil salt tolerance
  • Native To / Origin: Garden Hybrid
Louisiana
Merryville
Kobalt Blue Salvia, Anise Sage
Prices start at : 8.99 USD

Anise or Brazilian Sage, Salvia guaranitica , is an upright growing perennial that may flower nearly continuously from spring to frost. Kobalt Anise Sage is sometimes often sold as 'Cobalt'.
  • Grows To: 36''H x 18-24''W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Native To / Origin: South America
Louisiana
Merryville
Augusta Duelberg Mealycup Sage
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

For more about the story about the discovery of Henry Duelberg and Augusta Duelberg mealycup sages see the 'Extermal Info Link' below. Salvias are considered the #1 plant for Hummingbirds with their tubular flowers designed for pollination by these amazing...
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist to periodically dry, well-drained soils.
  • Native To / Origin: US - Greg Grant, TX
  • Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
Louisiana
Merryville