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These plants are for the bees and are beneficial to Honeybees as well as our many native bee species like Bumblebees and Leaf Cutter Bees. Bees generally see flowers that are in the blue and green spectrum better than those in the red spectrum although they can still find red flowers via the scent of the sugary nectar. Plants that have flowers that the bees can rest on are also beneficial, as gathering nectar and pollen is and arduous and all consuming task. Plants in the Bean and Pea Family (Fabaceae), Verbena Family (Verbenaceae), and those in the Mint Family (Lamiaceae) were seemingly designed with these guys in mind. Some plants like Hollies even provide a caffiene kick! So plant these and Bee happy!

 

Almost Eden's Purple Lace Sky Flower

Duranta erecta 'Purple Lace', D. repens

Large 1/2" wide purple flowers edged in light lavender to white with the three lower petals having a deep purple stripe make this Sky Flower unique. Purple Lace produces flowers that are larger than the species on a vigorous growing plant producing a seemingly non-stop display of the gently drooping grape-like clusters of flowers throughout the growing season that attract a variety of pollinators especially bees. The flowers may be followed by clusters of bright yellow to orange-yellow fruit. Duranta's are tropical to subtropical evergreen shrubs but can easily be trained into medium-sized tree standards or medium to large formal or informal hedges in zone 10. Item# 11189

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4'W (8-10'H x 10-15' in mild climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Wide flat-topped clusters of white flowers are produced in spring atop sturdy stems adorned with deep green finely cut deep green foliage. American Wild Carrot, Daucus pusillus, is a native annual common to roadsides throughout much of the US and is commonly confused with the non-native Queen Anne's Lace, Daucus carota, which is a parent to the common Carrot. The flowers attract bees and other garden beneficials and once through flowering the flattened clusters curl upward at the outer edges creating a protected 'nest' of ripening seeds. The American Wild Carrot makes an easy addition to naturalistic roadside plantings, meadows, and prairies where it readily reseeds on exposed soils. Full sun is preferred in average to well-drained soils. Item# 12027

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: Annual - 6,7,8,9,10
Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W, space about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Amethyst Kiss™ Spiderwort, Tradescantia

Tradescantia 'Radtrad' PP 24733

Clusters of large 1-1/2" wide 3-petaled amethyst flowers sit atop sturdy stems beginning in late spring or early summer and continuing well into fall. Amethyst Kiss™ Spiderwort was selected not only for its large showy blue flowers but also for its exceptional flower power! Spiderwort is a tough and easy, no care perennial addition to the garden, landscape, or as a container plant. The flower clusters emerge from masses of arching medium green narrow foliage on this clump forming herbaceous perennial. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Prefers a sunny position and its adaptable to most average moist soils. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11937

Grows To: 16-24''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Anastasia Passion Flower, Passionvine

Passiflora 'Anastasia'

The 4" wide flowers of Anastasia Passionflower are composed of rich pink petals and sepals topped by a brightly contrasting corona of pure white filaments that darken to a deep strawberry red center. This is a vigorous, medium sized Passionvine that flowers from spring to fall. Anastasia is a tropical hybrid that should be overwintered indoors outside of frost-free areas. The flowers attract a variety of bees. Item# 11252

Grows To: 6-10'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Anise Hyssop, Blue Agastache

Agastache foeniculum, A. anisatum

Azure blue, 4-6'' spikes are held above the Anise scented foliage in summer.An upright growing clump forming native perennial. This popular herb was used as a healing herb by American Indians and is great for making jellies, potpourris, and teas. An excellent plant for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 3022.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Ann Magnolia

Magnolia x 'Ann'

Lightly fragrant, large chalice shaped flowers are purplish pink on the outside and a lighter lavender on the inside and are produced about two weeks later than the Star and Tulip Magnolias reducing its chances of getting bit by freezes and hard frosts. Ann is one of the 'Little Girl' series developed at the US National Arboretum through the breeding work of Francis De Vos and William Kosar. This deciduous Magnolia develops into a small tree or large shrub growing as wide as high and this hybrid may also produce a few flowers in summer and produces yellow fall color. Item# 11005

Grows To: 8-10' x 8-10'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Anna's Choice Yaupon Holly (Yellow Berried)

Ilex vomitoria 'Anna's Choice'

Anna's Choice Yaupon Holly produces loads of golden yellow berries in dense clusters that last well into spring or until the birds decide they are ripe, whichever comes first. Either way we get all fall and winter to enjoy the beauty this durable native evergreen shrub provides. Anna's Choice is a vigorous upright to spreading evergreen shrub that is resistant to deer, salt, and is tolerant of a variety of moisture conditions from periodic droughts to periodic flooding. Item# 10202.

Grows To: 8-15'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Aphrodite's Purple Nightie™ Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passiflora 'Aphrodite's Purple Nightie'

Wow! Excellent flower power on a vigorous vine, Aphrodite's Purple Nightie™ 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. This sterile hybrid has garnered top marks in gardens across the US! Provide ample sunlight in a well-drained, fertile soil and stand back as this Passion Flower may be the star of the show! Item# 11213

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B?, 8A?)
Grows To: 8-12'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Pinkish purple petals and sepals are topped by a corona of purple filaments that deepen to eggplant at its heart on 3-4" wide flowers. Aragorn Passionflower is a vigorous but containable vine that flowers profusely throughout the warmer months. Aragorn's flower power seems to keep its height in check as it develops into a medium sized Passionvine suited to medium sized trellises. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators, especially bees. A garden perennial but suitable for container culture. Item# 11248

Grows To: 6-10'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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At last there is finally a Southern genotype Mountain Laurel (read heat tolerant) with pink flowers! Large clusters of the most unusual and exquisite five-pointed cupped pink flowers with dark red dimples that hold the dark red spring-loaded anthers are produced in mid to late spring and can literally cover the plant for weeks. A highly prized evergreen native shrub, the Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia, develops into a naturally rounded medium to large shrub with deep green foliage. Like Azaleas and Blueberries, it needs a moist acidic, well-drained soil along with an organic mulch. The flowers attract bumblebees and other pollinators. The At Last Mountain Laurel was discovered by Dr. Ron Miller about 80 miles north of Pensacola, Florida and is being introduced by Bobby Green and Green Nurseries, Fairhope, Alabama. Images courtesy of Bobby Green, all rights reserved. Item# 11961

Grows To: 5-8'H x 5-8'W potentially to 10-15'H x 10-15'W
Outdoor Light: *Early morning sun, Filtered or dappled shade, Part shade, Part sun, Light shade

Atropurpurea Passion Flower, Passionvine

Passiflora 'Atropurpurea', P. atropurpurea

3-5" wide exotic looking flowers with purplish-red petals and sepals are topped by a corona of contrasting white filaments are produced throughout the warmer months or nearly year round under warm frost free conditions. Atropurpurea Passionflower is a vigorous growing and free flowering vine that may reach 30'H if given support. Cross pollinated flowers may produce edible fruit. Item# 11232

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,(9? With protection)
Grows To: 12'-30'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Bahama Blue Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passiflora caerulea 'Bahama Blue'

4-5" wide flowers with white petals and sepals are topped by a crown of white filaments with a light purple halo surrounding the central portion of these exotic looking flowers. Bahama Blue Passion Flower is a beautiful and vigorous free flowering selection of the Blue Crown Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea, with all its hardiness and reliability. The nectar rich flowers are adored by larger bees and the foliage is a host to a variety of butterflies. Item# 11222

Grows To: 15-20'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Baja Fairy Duster, Powderpuff

Calliandra californica

Deep orangey-red, up to 2" wide, mimosa-like blossoms are produced nearly every month of the year when grown under frost free conditions. The brilliantly colored flowers of the Baja Fairy Duster are rich with nectar and pollen attracting hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. It is reported that fairies like them too! The deep blue-green finely textured, nearly fern-like foliage is touch sensitive like the sensitive briar, if not quite as fast, and this one has no thorns. Considered to be one of the most cold hardy Powderpuffs, the Baja Fairy Duster develops into an informal fountaining shrub once mature that is nearly twice as wide as high. Moderately drought resistant once well established. This dwarf Powderpuff also makes a low maintenance container plant. Item# 838.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Baja Red Rose of Montana, Coral Vine

Antigonon leptopus 'Baja Red'

This is the selection with the deepest red color, comes from seed collected in southern Baja California. It  flowers all summer and fall. It dies to the ground in winter, but faithfully returns from the ground each spring. An easy to grow and drought tolerant heirloom plant. A bee-keepers pollen favorite, we are told! Item # 9027.

Grows To: Vining to 40'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub

Magnolia figo, Michelia figo, Magnolia fuscata, Magnolia annonifolia, Liriodendron figo

The Banana Magnolia produces a multitude of intoxicatingly fragrant, creamy yellow, cup shaped, miniature Magnolia flowers that smell like sweet bananas. This is an easy to grow, long-lived, heirloom, evergreen shrub with a naturally upright to rounded habit and rich dark green glossy foliage. The Banana Magnolia can be used as a large specimen shrub, background shrub, hedge, screen, espalier, or is easily trained into a small single or multi-trunked tree. It has a moderate rate of growth when young and when grown under good or better conditions. Even young Banana Magnolia plants generally flower well under average conditions and they can be grown as container plants for many years with proper care. May we refer you to Hagiwara Everblooming Banana Magnolia, Banana Shrub as we have them in stock! Item# 314

Grows To: 10-15'H x 8-12'W up to 20'H x 15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bandana® Cherry Sunrise Lantana

Lantana camara 'Bandana Cherry Sunrise' PP 19264

The large flowers clusters open a a rich orangey yellow, darken to bright orange, and finally to a deep cherry pink with a red eye. Bandana® Cherry Sunrise Lantana makes a wonderful addition to the landscape or is compact enough to use in containers. The Bandana® series of Lantana are compact mounding plants growing to 18-24"H x 18-24"W with excellent flower power producing a heavy display of nectar rich flowers from spring until frost. The Bandana® Lantanas are a 2013 Louisiana Super Plant selection and have received high marks in trials across much of the US. Item# 11655

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Bandana® Orange Lantana

Lantana camara 'Bandana Orange'

The flowers of this compact Lantana open a soft pumpkin orange and fade through apricot to light pink with an orange eye creating an overall pastel orange effect. Bandana® Orange Lantana makes a wonderful addition to the landscape or is compact enough to use in containers. The Bandana® series of Lantana are compact mounding plants growing to 18-24"H x 18-24"W with excellent flower power producing a heavy display of nectar rich flowers from spring until frost. The Bandana® Lantanas are a 2013 Louisiana Super Plant selection and have received high marks in trials across much of the US. Item# 11221

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Bandana® Peach Lantana

Lantana camara 'Bandana Peach'

The large flowers clusters open a soft pastel yellow, briefly fade through purplish pink and golden yellow and finally mature to a soft pastel pink creating an overall peachy color. Bandana® Peach Lantana makes a wonderful addition to the landscape or is compact enough to use in containers. The Bandana® series of Lantana are compact mounding plants growing to 18-24"H x 18-24"W with excellent flower power producing a heavy display of nectar rich flowers from spring until frost. The Bandana® Lantanas are a 2013 Louisiana Super Plant selection and have received high marks in trials across much of the US. Item# 11154

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bandana® Pink Lantana

Lantana camara 'Bant Pin09' PP 20555

Blanketed from spring to fall in clusters of flowers that open a creamy yellow and fade into shades of pastel pink reminiscent of the old Ham and Eggs. Bandana® Pink Lantana makes a wonderful addition to the landscape or is compact enough to use in containers. The Bandana® series of Lantana are compact mounding plants growing to 18-24"H x 18-24"W with excellent flower power producing a heavy display of nectar rich flowers from spring until frost. The Bandana® Lantanas are a 2013 Louisiana Super Plant selection and have received high marks in trials across much of the US. Item# 11459

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bandana® Red Lantana

Lantana camara 'Bant Reda09' PP 20531

Blanketed from spring to fall in clusters of flowers that open dark yellow, quickly fade through deep orange, and finally to deep red. Bandana® Red Lantana makes a wonderful addition to the landscape or is compact enough to use in containers. The Bandana® series of Lantana are compact mounding plants growing to 18-24"H x 18-24"W with excellent flower power producing a heavy display of nectar rich flowers from spring until frost. The Bandana® Lantanas are a 2013 Louisiana Super Plant selection and have received high marks in trials across much of the US. Item# 10817.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Bandana® White Lantana

Lantana camara 'Bant Whit' PP 21590

The flowers of Bandana® White Lantana open white with a golden yellow throat that fades to pure white once the flowers have been pollinated. Sure to brighten up the landscape and yet compact enough to use in containers. The Bandana® series of Lantana are compact mounding plants growing to 18-24"H x 18-24"W with excellent flower power producing a heavy display of nectar rich flowers from spring until frost. The Bandana® Lantanas are a 2013 Louisiana Super Plant selection and have received high marks in trials across much of the US. Item# 10818.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Large 6-8" wide fragrant sunny yellow cupped semi-double to double flowers are held at the ends of sturdy stems atop the neat mound of deeply cut rich green foliage. Bartzella is an award winning Intersectional or Itoh hybrid, a cross between the tree peonies and the garden peonies, but with the best qualities of both including heat tolerance, huge flowers over a longer season of 4-6 weeks, plants with a neat habit that do not need staking, improved cold hardiness, and excellent vigor. Peonies will do best in a well-drained, fertile soil with average moisture in a full to mostly sunny site in the garden. In hot summer climates consider providing midday shade. In 2006 Bartzella Peony, already an RHS AGM winner, won the American Peony Society's Gold Medal Award awarded to only the very best proven Peonies. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11942

Grows To: 30-36''H x 30-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Midday shade in hot summer climates
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A succession of red tubular blooms that end in a purple bat-like 'face' are topped by a pair of glowing red 'ears' creating the interesting 'bat face' look. Batface Cuphea, or Georgia Scarlet Batface Cuphea, is a tough and reliable low mounding perennial which blooms from late spring to frost. Provide a well-drained soil with full to mostly sun for the best results. An excellent choice for hummingbirds, mixed containers, hanging baskets, and in mass plantings. Item# 1220

Grows To: 12-24''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Tall long-lasting spikes of lavender and purple flowers are held on sturdy stems above the beautiful rich glossy green foliage in late summer and fall. Bear's Breeches is an easy to grow slowly spreading perennial that lends its form, flowers, and foliage to the shaded garden, landscape, and even as a container plant. The leaf pattern of Acanthus mollis was used extensively in Greek architecture. Provide good to average drainage, moderate fertility and average moisture for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 3003

Grows To: Foliage to 18-24"H x 20-30"W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, (Full sun in cooler climates)

Almost Eden's Purple Lace Sky Flower

Duranta erecta 'Purple Lace', D. repens

Large 1/2" wide purple flowers edged in light lavender to white with the three lower petals having a deep purple stripe make this Sky Flower unique. Purple Lace produces flowers that are larger than the species on a vigorous growing plant producing a seemingly non-stop display of the gently drooping grape-like clusters of flowers throughout the growing season that attract a variety of pollinators especially bees. The flowers may be followed by clusters of bright yellow to orange-yellow fruit. Duranta's are tropical to subtropical evergreen shrubs but can easily be trained into medium-sized tree standards or medium to large formal or informal hedges in zone 10. Item# 11189

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4'W (8-10'H x 10-15' in mild climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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