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Dwarf Pawpaw, Small-Flower Pawpaw, Small-Fruited Pawpaw, Small Custard-Apple, Custard-Banana
Prices start at : 14.99 USD

The Dwarf Pawpaw produces 3-5" green-yellow elongated fruit that eventually turn brown to nearly black when ripe. They may be picked once they are to full size and allowed to ripen indoors out of reach of hungry raccoons and opossums.
  • Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
  • Grows To: 4-8'H x 4-6'W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6B,7,8,9
  • Outdoor Light: Part sun, Full sun
  • Native To / Origin: US-SE
Costa Rica
San Jose
Coronation Gold Achillea, Yarrow
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Dense flat topped clusters that can be 6" or more across are composed of tightly packed, tiny, dark golden yellow daisies. Mainly they do not like to stay wet and avoid over fertilizing these plants as they can grow too lush and soft and may have a tendency...
  • Grows To: 24-40"H x 18-24"W
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate soil salt tolerance
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
  • Deer Resistance: Not Likely to Be Bothered
  • Native To / Origin: Garden Hybrid
Costa Rica
San Jose
Black Knight Butterfly Bush, Buddleja
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Butterfly Bush is considered invasive in some regions, consider sterile selections or deadhead periodically to prevent unwanted seedlings. An excellent choice for butterfly gardens as well as providing nectar for a host of other pollinators including...
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6''W
  • Native To / Origin: Netherland Gardens - Ruy , Moerheim Nursery, Dedemsvaart, Netherlands, circa 1959
  • Soil & Moisture: Well-drained to average, moderately fertile soils.
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Costa Rica
San Jose
Mary Gregory Stokesia Daisy, Stokes Aster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Otherwise these are great garden performers that will bring their owners many years of enjoyment with almost no maintenance required. Their reliability and durability make them highly recommended garden perennials.
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils. Moderately drought tolerant once well-established.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Costa Rica
San Jose
Lecompte Blue Chaste Tree, Vitex, Monk\'s Pepper Tree
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Vitex are adaptable to a wide variety of soil types and are considered to be drought tolerant enough to be suitable for Xeric gardens. Lecompte Vitex is another excellent introduction from noted plant breeder and author Greg Grant.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate soil and aerosol salt tolerance
  • Grows To: 15'H x 15'W
Costa Rica
San Jose
Missy Puryear\'s Pink Turks Cap
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Missy Puryear Turkscap was developed by noted plantsman and horticulturist Greg Grant, a result of his many years of Turkscap breeding. Loads of rich pink flowers are produced from late spring or early summer until frost on a slightly more compact Turkscap.
  • Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W
  • Pruning: Cutback hard if desired in early spring, and remove dead and freeze damaged stems.
  • Native To / Origin: US- Greg Grant, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Soil & Moisture: Average to moist but moderatley drought tolerant once well established. Adaptable to soil types.
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Fertilizing: Use a balanced, preferably slow-release, fertilizer in spring-midsummer if needed.
Costa Rica
San Jose
Red Midget Dwarf Mexican Hat, Grey Headed Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Red Hats
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Great for smaller pollinators. Blooms from late spring through summer. This is a tough and hardy, perennial US Native. Finely textured blue-gray foliage on a plant that becomes more dense with age.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Costa Rica
San Jose
Inspiration Passion Flower, Passionvine
Prices start at : 17.99 USD

Inspiration Passionflower is a vigorous climbing, evergreen to perennial vine, with medium to dark green foliage. The yellow to orange glands also have a strong resemblence to pairs of butterfly eggs and so hopefully a gravid female butterfly will look...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Native To / Origin: German Gardens - Roland Fisher
  • Grows To: 15-20'H+
Costa Rica
San Jose
Butterflytm Deep Pink Pentas, Egyptian Star Cluster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Where not hardy, heat and humidity tolerant Pentas make wonderful annuals for gardens or containers. An excellent choice for butterfly and hummingbird gardens that will flower from summer until frost.
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Native To / Origin: Africa
  • Soil & Moisture: Well-drained, average moisture, moderately fertile acid soils.
  • Grows To: 18-24''H x 12-18''W
  • Indoor Light: Direct sunlight
Costa Rica
San Jose
Clustered Mountainmint, Bigleaf Mountain Mint, Short-Toothed Mountainmint, Sage
Prices start at : 10.99 USD

Clustered Mountainmint is one of our favorites to pick and smell as we walk through the garden. The foliage is wonderfully fragrant and can be used in teas and cooking. This is a durable and slowly spreading native perennial that flowers throughout the...
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
  • Native To / Origin: US- Eastern and South Central
Costa Rica
San Jose
Whiteleaf Mountainmint, Sage
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

It is a clump forming native perennial with an upright growth habit that generally dies back to the ground in winter. Clusters of tiny, light pink, tubular flowers are encircled by a mass of velvety white, bract-like leaves in mid to late summer.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(possibly colder)
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
Costa Rica
San Jose
Miss Violet Butterfly Bush, Buddleja
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Butterfly Bushes are easily grown, free flowering butterfly magnets and are moderately drought tolerant once well established. Spikes of deep violet, nectar rich, fragrant flowers are borne all summer on this vigorous yet compact Butterfly Bush.
  • Container Size: 3 inch DP / 12 fl.oz. / 354ml
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-6'W
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens- JC Raulston, NCSU, Dr. Dennis Werner
Costa Rica
San Jose
Tangerine Princess Coral Honeysuckle
Prices start at : 14.99 USD

Trumpet Honeysuckle is an excellent choice anywhere a 'tame' vine is needed. An Almost Eden exclusive! Clusters of soft orange buds open to intense dark orange tubular blooms. Flowering from early spring to fall.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • Native To / Origin: US- LA - Jeff McMillian, Dr. Charles M. Allen, Kent and Sonie Milton, etal.
  • Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile soils with good drainage. Moderate drought tolerance once well-established.
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Costa Rica
San Jose
Crucita, Jack in the Bush, Fragrant Mist Flower, Blue Mist Flower
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

To learn more click here . All of these images were taken at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas to learn more about their great gardens, or to see hundreds of butterflies be sure to visit.
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Native To / Origin: US- S Texas and S Florida
  • Soil & Moisture: Well draining somewhat dry soils.
Costa Rica
San Jose
Fragrant Pink Abelia, Mosang Abelia
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Abelias are easily grown, drought, salt, deer, and pest resistant upright to arching evergreen to semi-evergreen shrubs. Incredibly fragrant (considered to be even better than a lilac by some!) rich pink flowers in summer are held above the rich green...
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
  • Container Size: 2.25 inch DP / 6 fl.oz. / 177 ml
  • Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered
  • Native To / Origin: Latvia
  • Grows To: 6-8'H x 6'W
Costa Rica
San Jose
Summer Jewel Red Scarlet Sage, Blood Sage, Hummingbird Sage
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Somewhat drought resistant once well-established but will grow and flower better under average water conditions. Salvias are considered the #1 plant for Hummingbirds with their tubular flowers designed for pollination by these amazing flyers.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11, (9A-9B?)
  • Native To / Origin: US - TX, LA, MS, GA, AL, FL - Bred by Takii & Co, Ltd
  • Soil & Moisture: Moderately fertile to poor soils. Average to dry soils with good to excellent drainage. Do not overwater.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Costa Rica
San Jose
Flutterby Petite Blue Heaven Butterfly Bush, Buddleia
Prices start at : 10.99 USD

The fragrant flowers of Buddleias are excellent for attracting butterflies, bees, and a host of other garden beneficials. Wave after wave of fragrant blue to blue-purple flowers with a contrasting orange eye are produced in dense spikes from spring to...
  • Grows To: 24-30''H x 24-30''W
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens - Peter Podaras, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - 2011
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
Costa Rica
San Jose
Chi-Chi Dwarf Pink Ruellia, Dwarf Mexican Petunia, Dwarf Pink Ruellia, Desert Petunia, Mexican Blue Bells, Florida Bluebells
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

If your dwarf Mexican Petunias get too tall or leggy just cut them back to a few inches above the ground and they will quickly regrow and soon return to flowering. For sheer flower power and durability it is hard to beat the Dwarf Mexican Petunias! These...
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Grows To: 6-12"H x 8-12"W
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,11
  • Salt Tolerance: Slight
Costa Rica
San Jose
Peach Perfectiontm Abelia
Prices start at : 9.99 USD

Abelias are adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions but will do best in the long run when soils have average or better drainage. They are salt tolerant and deer resistant and can be pruned to shape if desired although their natural arching to mounding...
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Costa Rica
San Jose
Snow Queen Passion Flower, Passionvine
Prices start at : 17.99 USD

This Passionvine along with many of Myles Irving's Riverside hybrids appear to rarely produce fruit and are often triploid to tetraploid in nature. The flowers shine brightly against the backdrop of deep blue-green foliage.
  • Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
  • Native To / Origin: UK Garden hybrid - Myles Irvine
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11,(8A?)
  • Indoor Light: Direct sunlight
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, fertile, well-drained soils.
Costa Rica
San Jose
Goldstrum Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia
Prices start at : 5.99 USD

This is an easy, durable, and reliable drought tolerant and deer resistant perennial for any sunny border. Excellent for butterflies and the birds will enjoy the seedheads in winter.
  • Native To / Origin: US - Eastern & Central
  • Grows To: 12''H x 12-18''W (Flower stalks 2'H)
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
  • pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Costa Rica
San Jose
Narrowleaf Silk Grass, Grassleaved Goldenaster
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

Grassleaved Goldenaster is a durable native that makes a nice groundcover under larger perennials and naturalistic settings including meadows and roadside plantings. A near perfect replacement for lawn grass that provides a burst of brilliant fall color...
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
  • Native To / Origin: US- Southeastern
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
Costa Rica
San Jose
October Skies Aromatic Aster
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Pruning if necessary should not be done after June as you may be removing flower buds for the late summer/fall show. Excellent fall color for the garden as well as drought tolerance and pest and disease resistance make this an excellent addition to the...
  • Native To / Origin: US - Much of the central and eastern US - introduced by Primrose Path
  • Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-30"W
  • Deer Resistance: Not Normally Bothered
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Costa Rica
San Jose
Red Satin Permathreadtm Threadleaf Coreopsis, Tickseed
Prices start at : 7.99 USD

Deer resistant. Attracts pollinators. Threadleaf Coreopsis is a durable generally clump forming native that may slowly spread by short rhizomes under good conditions. Deep dark red, 2-3" wide daisies are born all summer long on this exciting new perennial.
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moisture, well-drained soils. Does well under average garden conditions.
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
  • Native To / Origin: US Gardens- Darrell Probst - Hubbardston, Massachusetts
Costa Rica
San Jose
Jacob Cline Scarlet Bee Balm, Monarda, Oswego Tea, Bergamot
Prices start at : 5.99 USD

Dig and divide every 2-3 years for the best results. A clump forming, slowly spreading winter deciduous perennial that enjoys moist but well-drained soils and ample sunlight. In the wild Scarlet Beebalm is most common in the Northeastern and Northcentral...
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Soil & Moisture: Evenly moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.
  • Native To / Origin: US - discovered by Jean Cline in GA and named for her son, introduced by Saul Nursery
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Costa Rica
San Jose
3-N-1 Rose of Sharon Tree
Prices start at : 6.00 USD / each

An excellent source for cut flowers. Extremely hardy, they thrive in any garden with little care. Profusion of blooms from June through September. Rose of Sharon grows 5-10' tall. You'll enjoy this old-fashioned favorite that bears an abundance of large,...
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Colors: Purple, Red, White
  • Spread: 6-8'
  • Season Color: Summer
  • Zones: 5-9
Costa Rica
San Jose
Prairie Blazing Star, Thickspike Gayfeather, Kansas Gayfeather, Liatris
Prices start at : 5.99 USD

Prairie Blazing Star is common in the prairies and forests of the central and north eastern US. The large bulb-like corm will produce several flower spikes once mature. Grow in an average to moist soil.
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
  • Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral
Costa Rica
San Jose
Golda Emanis Yellow Foliaged Great Coneflower, Cabbage-Leaf Coneflower
Prices start at : 12.99 USD

Great in foliage or flower. The interesting and beautiful, yellow foliage of this Greg Grant selection of the Giant Coneflower makes for a wonderful contrast with other garden plants.
  • Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
  • Soil & Moisture: Average to moist soils. Clay or sand
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
  • Grows To: 5-7'H x 20-30''W
  • Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Costa Rica
San Jose
Lavender Porterweed
Prices start at : 6.99 USD

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 well mulched. Porterweeds are likely the number one favorite nectar plant for butterfly gardeners and...
  • Pruning: Not needed except to remove spent flower stems though it's not required, pinch to improve branching.
  • Native To / Origin: American Tropics
  • Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils.
  • USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11,(9?)
  • Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Costa Rica
San Jose