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Little Adder Agastache, Hyssop
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

More compact than Black Adder and Blue Fortune Agastache with up to twice the flower power! Little Adder Agastache was selected for its exceptional flower power and its compact rounded to upright habit that lend it to use in the garden, landscape, and...
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Scott Trees, Guadalupe, CA - 2016 - Introduced by Ball Horticulture
  • Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, average moist soils.
  • Grows To: 15-18"H x 18-22"W
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Louisiana
Merryville
Chinese Abelia
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

The Chinese Abelia is an easy to grow, drought tolerant, and pest resistant, and reliable shrub. Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions. Abelia chinensis is one of the parent plants of the widely planted Abelia x grandiflora hybrids.
  • Native To / Origin: Asia
  • Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered
  • Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-8'W
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Louisiana
Merryville
Klaus Jiletto Stokesia Daisy, Stoke\'s Aster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Attracts butterflies and a host of other pollinators. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Klaus Jiletto has some of the largest flowers of any Stokesia Daisy cultivar. Their only downfall is wet soggy winter soils which could cause rot.
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Louisiana
Merryville
Anise Hyssop, Blue Agastache
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Deer resistant. An upright growing clump forming native perennial. Plants can be pruned to a few inches above ground for renewal as needed. May reseed under good conditions. Anise Hyssop is an easily grown North American native.
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate without direct spray.
  • Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
  • Native To / Origin: US - North
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Louisiana
Merryville
Ruffled Satin Althea, Rose of Sharon
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

This durable shrub is tolerant of a wide variety of soil types, is moderately drought tolerant once well established (though it will flower more with adequate moisture), and will provide many years of enjoyment with its procession of summer flowers.
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soils.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate aerosol and soil
  • Deer Resistance: Sometimes Bothered
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Louisiana
Merryville
Blue Boa Agastache, Hyssop, Hummingbird Mint
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Photo(s) courtesy of TERRA NOVA Nurseries, Inc. Provide Blue Boa Agastache with good drainage, average moisture, average fertility, and a moderately sunny to full sun location for the best results.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, average moist, moderately fertile soils. *Somewhat drought resistant once well established.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
Louisiana
Merryville
Black Adder Agastache, Hyssop
Prices start at : 5.99 USD

Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Lavender flowers emerge from dense, dark purple to near black bottlebrush-like spikes beginning in summer and continuing until fall.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
  • Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, average moist soils.
  • Native To / Origin: Netherland Gardens - Coen Jansen
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Louisiana
Merryville
Canyon Creek Abelia
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions. Bright coppery pink new growth matures to golden yellow and finally to green in summer and returns to its colorful side in fall when it reverts to bronze.
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens - UGA, Dr. Michael Dirr
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils. Tolerant of a variety of soil types.
  • Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W
Louisiana
Merryville
Anise Hyssop, Blue Agastache
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Deer resistant. An upright growing clump forming native perennial. Plants can be pruned to a few inches above ground for renewal as needed. May reseed under good conditions. Anise Hyssop is an easily grown North American native.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • Native To / Origin: US - North
  • Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Louisiana
Merryville
Blue Danube Stokesia Daisy, Stoke\'s Aster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Their reliability and durability make them highly recommended garden perennials. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and its easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in...
  • Native To / Origin: US-SE
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Louisiana
Merryville
Got Milkweed? - Attracting Monarch Butterflies to Your Garden
Approximately four days after eggs are laid, the larva will begin to eat its way out of the hard shell by eating the shell itself.In the larval or caterpillar stage, the Monarch undergoes five phases, or "instars" lasting nine to 14 days.The body of the...
California
El Segundo
The Brazilian (Canna) Skipper
From my point of view, it only seems fair to give them a place in the garden.of them complete with pictures). The cats of these skippers move from place to placearound the plant in this fashion as they mature.
California
El Segundo
Stinging Nettles are Not All Bad
Here is the very hairy caterpillar that I found.I decided to see if I could rear the caterpillars and thus find out which moth they would become, so I took two caterpillars home and put them in a jar with several stems of stinging nettles.The caterpillars...
California
El Segundo
The Invaders: Milkweed
Calling this plant a weed was definitely appropriate.All Asclepias can be propagated from seed and by rooting young shoots. Until I reached the point of wondering, maybe the milkweeds have gotten a bit out of hand?But they had only just gotten started.
California
El Segundo
Florida Butterfly Garden: Selecting native plants to attract butterflies
They also provide ample food and shelter for the visitors to your yard. In many areas, much of the work is done by volunteers. For the youngest of us, they encourage imagination and launch them into a ballet dance through the garden.
California
El Segundo
Milkweed Dreams - Growing Milkweed
Knowing these plants would be covered with caterpillars and fun seeds to play with made it the highlight of a summer day. Pinch out the flowers after they bloom but before the seeds start and they will start to grow new blooms.
California
El Segundo
Entice Butterflies to your Garden with Shrubs
Most are hardy zones 5-9, but you should check the variety that interests you. For more information on plants, both nectar and host, to continue filling in your garden, try. Hardy in zones 5-8.
California
El Segundo
Milkweeds: which one\'s for your garden?
Swamp milkweed grows lovely green stems covered with thin leaves and topped by the typical milkweed flower cluster. Seed (which must have a moist cold stratification period) is started indoors in early spring for shorter--summer zones, or outside in warmer...
California
El Segundo
PawPaws, Anyone??
The difference is that she used milk and cream from her cow, and she often sweetened with honey instead of sugar. I had a pretty big imagination, even then. The pawpawtree must be planted under the partial shade of other trees in order for them to strengthen...
California
El Segundo
Butterfly Nectar
Prices start at : 6.95 USD

Developed by professional butterfly breeders, this Butterfly Nectar provides essential nutrients and will attract more butterflies to your yard and gardens. Package makes 3-1/2 quarts of nectar.
  •  Nectar can also be applied on flowers with a spray bottle using a weaker solution of 2 tablespoons of powder dissolved in 4 cups of water
  •  Developed by professional butterfly breeders
  •  Provides essential nutrients
  •  Unused portion of mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks
Vermont
Burlington
What\'s That Bug? Hesperiidae; The Skipper Butterflies
When is a butterfly not exactly a butterfly and a moth not exactly a moth? Butterflies have clubbed antennae and moths have feathery antennae or simple straight filaments. An herb garden is an excellent idea as well.
California
El Segundo
Miss Ruby Butterfly Bush
Prices start at : 29.95 USD / Quart Container

You'll enjoy the spikes of hot pink flower clusters that adorn your Miss Ruby mid-summer and persist until the first frost. Once you plant one of these superior bushes in your yard, it won't be long before it's just as popular with you as it is with your...
  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Brand: Proven Winners
  • Foliage: Green
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Flower Color: Pink
Nebraska
Omaha
Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Prices start at : 55.95 USD / #3 Container range: 2.3 - 2.8 gallons (10 - 12 liters)

The outstanding feature of your Pink Delight Butterfly Bush is its amazing flowers. You're sure to be “delighted” with your Pink Delight Butterfly Bush, and eagerly await its stupendous bloom every summer.

4 - 6 feet

    • Foliage: Gray Green
    • Flower Color: Pink
    • Mature Spread: 4 - 6 feet
    • Mature Height: 4 - 6 feet
    • Brand: Nature Hills Nursery
    Nebraska
    Omaha
    Black Knight Butterfly Bush
    Prices start at : 33.95 USD / #1 Container range: 2.3 - 3.7 quarts (2.5 - 4 liters)

    If you love flowering shrubs with impressive flowers and the enchanting presence of butterflies in your yard, you can't go wrong with this easy-to-care-for ornamental shrub. It is easy to grow and generally pest-free.
    • Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight'
    • Mature Height: 4 - 6 feet
    • Brand: Nature Hills Nursery
    • Flower Color: Dark Purple
    • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
    Nebraska
    Omaha
    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
    • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
    • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
    • Salt Tolerance: Low to Moderate - Protect from Direct Salt Spray
    • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.
    Louisiana
    Merryville
    Homestead Purple Verbena
    Prices start at : 6.99 USD

    Homestead Verbena was discovered by Dr. Allan Armitage and Dr. Michael Dirr on an old homestead in Georgia. An old and reliable perennial Verbena that produces large clusters of deep purple blooms from spring to fall.
    • Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-30''W
    • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9
    • Soil & Moisture: Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.
    • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
    Louisiana
    Merryville
    Cloud Eight Purple-Top Vervain, Brazilian Vervain, Tall Verbena, Verbena bonariensis
    Prices start at : 7.99 USD

    Clusters of rich purple flowers are produced on sturdy stems atop the medium green foliage from spring through summer and into fall. Use Cloud Eight Verbena in the garden, landscape, or in container gardens.
    • Native To / Origin: Brazil, Argentina - Garden selection
    • Grows To: 2-3'H x 12-18"W
    • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
    • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
    • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10
    Louisiana
    Merryville
    May Pop Passion Flower, Passion Vine, Passionflower
    Prices start at : 9.99 USD

    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. With most passionflowers the 5 stamens (pollen producing glands) arch downward once they are...
    • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
    • Native To / Origin: US
    • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
    • Grows To: 15-20'H
    • 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. Spikes of 2" vivid fuchsia tubular fuzzy flowers emerge from dark colored calyxes and are held atop the dark green, glossy rounded foliage from...
    • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
    • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
    • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, (8B?)
    • Grows To: 18-24''H x 18-24''W
    Louisiana
    Merryville