In zone 10 the Skyflower can be grown as a medium to large formal or informal hedge. Periodic removal of the spent flower clusters will promote more flowers instead of fruit. Large 1/2" wide purple flowers edged in light lavender to white with the three...
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained, fertile soils.
Like its sister seedling Incense, a diploid and another cross of Passiflora incarnata x P. The flowers of passionvines attract a host of nectar feeders including hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, as well as their foliage playing host to a menagerie of...
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Native To / Origin: German Gardens - Roland Fisher
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.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
A small to medium-sized, spreading to upright, moderately slow growing, native deciduous shrub. Plant two for pollination. The dwarf form of it's much larger cousin and native to the sandy and sandy loam soils of much of the southeast US.
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.
Grows To: 2-3'H x 12-18"W
Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10
Native To / Origin: Brazil, Argentina - Garden selection
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils
Established plant image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. This easily grown evergreen vine is an excellent choice for hummingbirds and butterflies that may produce flowers basically year round with peak flowering in early to mid spring as the Hummingbirds...
Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
Native To / Origin: US - Abington Church, Gloucester, VA - VA NPS
Attracts butterflies, bees, and a variety of other pollinators. Paradoxa , is a taprooted native that is typically found in or near the shallow soils of rocky glades and prairies as well as near balds in the rounded, aging Ozark Mountains of Arkansas...
pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-1-1/2'W
Native To / Origin: US - Mainly S Central Missouri and N Arkansas
Soil & Moisture: Well-drained, moderately dry to average moist soils.
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...
For sheer flower power and durability it is hard to beat the Dwarf Mexican Petunias! These reliable perennials lend themselves to use as a groundcover, as a replacement border plant for the old Monkey Grass and Liriope because they do actually produce...
Buddleias or Butterfly Bushes do best where they have good to excellent drainage and prefer a full to mostly sunny position for the best overall health and flowering. The fragrant, nectar rich flowers of Buzztm Soft Pink Butterfly Bush are sure to attract...
Native To / Origin: Gardens - Thompson and Morgan
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Salt Tolerance: Slight
Soil & Moisture: Well-drained soils, with average moisture. Does not tolerate wet feet / poor drainage but are otherwise fairly adaptable.
The foliage is wonderfully fragrant and can be used in teas and cooking. Clustered Mountainmint is one of our favorites to pick and smell as we walk through the garden. This is a durable and slowly spreading native perennial that flowers throughout the...
For more information see our Coral Honeysuckle Growing Guide . The aspiring plantsman is obviously named Dan but at the time of this writing that is all i have to go on. Dan's Everblooming begins flowering in late winter and early spring and lasts through...
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile soils with good drainage. Moderate drought tolerance once well-established.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Native To / Origin: US - Nacogdoches, TX - Dan, SFA
Another of the garden friendly clump forming Goldenrods, Sweet Goldenrod makes a nice addition to the garden, as well as in natural areas and along roadsides. Anise Scented Goldenrod a.k.a. Anisescented Goldenrod.
Soil & Moisture: Tolerant of most soil types and does well even in poor soils.
Native To / Origin: US- throughout the eastern US from east Texas to New Hampshire
This is a tough and easy pinewoods native plant that is great for butterflies and pollinators. Seeds for these plants were locally collected. This is considered to be the Southernmost of the Echinaceas making it an excellent addition to the perennial...
Vitex have few pests or diseases and are great for butterflies and bees. Large spikes of purple-blue fragrant flowers, reportedly to 18'' long, are borne in summer and are held atop the soft green fragrant foliage.
Wow! Excellent flower power on a vigorous vine, Aphrodite's Purple Nightietm Passion Flower produces an explosion of 3-4" wide flowers composed of purple petals and sepals that are topped by a crown of deep purple, blue, and white filaments.
With most passionflowers the 5 stamens (pollen producing glands) arch downward once they are ready to release their pollen (and nectar) then on the next flower, hopefully, the 3 stigmas will arch downward once they are ready to receive pollen thus doing...
Mystic Spires has excellent heat tolerance, loves the sun, and the dark blue flowers attract a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and the occasional hummingbird. An application of fertilizer at this time may also be beneficial in spurring...
The Candlestick Tree does readily reseed, consider removing ripe seed pods to prevent unwanted seedlings. The Candlestick plant is a moderately fast growing and vigorous sun loving tropical that is excellent for the back of the border.
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,(9?,8?)
Grows To: 6-10'H x 6-8'W and larger in mild climates
Vitex is a vigorous, disease and deer resistant, drought and salt tolerant large spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree. An unusually pure white selection of Vitex. Vitex are great for summer color and their large spikes of colorful flowers...
Excellent deer resistance. 3-4" bright golden yellow daisies are held on sturdy stems atop the medium green foliage. A clump forming native that flowers from late spring through mid-summer and sometimes into fall.
Native To / Origin: US- South Central mainly E Texas and Louisiana
Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Considered by many to be the best of the red flowered Coral Honeysuckles. Major Wheeler produces loads of large clusters of deep red 2" tubular flowers with yellow throats are held above the rich blue-green disease...
Extremely hardy, they thrive in any garden with little care. An excellent source for cut flowers. Profusion of blooms from June through September. You'll enjoy this old-fashioned favorite that bears an abundance of large, hibiscus blossoms in three different...
Great cut flower. Panicles grow up to 10'' and feature raspberry and butterscotch yellow florets beginning in summer and lasting into fall. It is an excellent attractant for butterflies and hummingbirds.
Use Blue-Violet Tapien Verbena as a groundcover, a spiller in containers, or as a beautiful hanging basket. A nearly endless procession of vivid, deep bluish-purple flower clusters are born in mass above the low, ferny foliage of this wonderful free-flowering...