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Almost Eden\'s Purple Lace Sky Flower
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

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.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
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Inspiration Passion Flower, Passionvine
Prices start at : 17.99 USD

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
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral
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Angel Wing Jasmine, Shining Jasmine, Star Jasmine
Prices start at : 7.99 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.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
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Raspberry Wine Bee Balm, Monarda, Oswego Tea, Bergamot
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Dig and divide every 2-3 years for the best results. The tubular, nectar rich flowers of Monardas attract a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and some bees.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Darrell Probost of Hubbardston, MA - 1992
  • Soil & Moisture: Evenly moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
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Dwarf Pawpaw, Small-Flower Pawpaw, Small-Fruited Pawpaw, Small Custard-Apple, Custard-Banana
Prices start at : 14.99 USD

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.
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic
  • Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Part sun, Full sun
  • Grows To: 4-8'H x 4-6'W
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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.
  • 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
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Magnifica Native Coral Honeysuckle
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

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
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
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Bush\'s Yellow Coneflower, Ozark Coneflower, Yellow Purple Cone Flower
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

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.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8
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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...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Native To / Origin: US
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Grows To: 15-20'H
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White Katie Dwarf Ruellia, Dwarf Mexican Petunia, Desert Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells, Florida Bluebells
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

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...
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • Grows To: 6-12"H x 8-12"W
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Buzztm Soft Pink Butterfly Bush, Buddleia
Prices start at : 8.99 USD

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.
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
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Clustered Mountainmint, Bigleaf Mountain Mint, Short-Toothed Mountainmint, Sage
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

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...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
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Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven Butterfly Bush, Buddleia
Prices start at : 10.99 USD

Images courtesy of Star Roses and Plants, all rights reserved. Wave after wave of fragrant blue to blue-purple flowers with a contrasting orange eye are produced in dense spikes from spring to fall.
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
  • Soil & Moisture: Well-drained soils, with average moisture. Does not tolerate wet feet / poor drainage but are otherwise fairly adaptable.
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
  • Grows To: 24-30''H x 24-30''W
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Dan\'s Everblooming Native Coral Honeysuckle
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

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
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Sweet Goldenrod, Anise Scented Goldenrod, Fragrant Goldenrod
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

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
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch SQ / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
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Sanguin Purple Cone Flower, coneflower
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

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...
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Native To / Origin: Central & Eastern US
  • Grows To: 12-24''H x 12''W
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Sensation Blue Chaste Tree, Vitex, Monk\'s Pepper Tree
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

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.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Native To / Origin: US - Fresno, CA - Herbert Kelly, Jr.
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate soil and aerosol salt tolerance
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Aphrodite\'s Purple Nightietm Passion Flower, Passion Vine
Prices start at : 14.99 USD

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.
  • Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B?, 8A?)
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Grows To: 8-12'H+
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Blue Danube Stokesia Daisy, Stoke\'s Aster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Stoke's Aster or Stokesia Daisies are durable drought, deer, and rabbit resistant, clump-forming native perennials. Their only downfall is wet soggy winter soils which could cause rot.
  • Native To / Origin: US-SE
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
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Ruby Glow Passion Flower, Passionflower
Prices start at : 14.99 USD

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...
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Grows To: 20'H
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11
  • Indoor Light: Direct sunlight, High
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Mystic Spires Blue Salvia
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

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...
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens- Ball-Flora, 2006
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained.
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Candlestick Tree, Empress Candlebush, Christmas Candles
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

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
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
  • Native To / Origin: Argentina
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Silver Spires White Vitex, Chaste Tree
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

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...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
  • Grows To: 10-15'H x 12-15'W
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Rough Coneflower
Prices start at : 5.99 USD

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
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Major Wheeler Native Coral Honeysuckle
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

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...
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Salt Tolerance: Poor
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
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3-N-1 Rose of Sharon Tree
Prices start at : 6.00 USD / each

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...
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Spread: 6-8'
  • Max Height (feet): 10
  • Colors: Purple, Red, White
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Henry Duelberg Mealycup Sage
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Once again we should all thank Greg Grant for another excellent selection! This tough little sage was found growing in a cemetery with no care except for the periodic weed eater for pruning.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Grows To: 3'H x 3'W
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Bi-Color Butterfly Bush
Prices start at : 5.00 USD / each

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.
  • Season Color: Summer
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Spread: 4-6'
  • Zones: 5-9
  • Genus: Buddleia x weyeriana 'Bicolor'
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Blue-Violet Tapien Verbena
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

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...
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch SQ / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
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