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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!


Quartz® Red Penstemon, Beardtongue

Penstemon 'Balquared' PP32296, EU PBRAF

Intense orange-red funnel-shaped flowers are produced on sturdy spikes throughout summer on compact, well-branched plants and the flowers are sure to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Quartz® Red Penstemon or Beardtongue was selected for its neat, well-branched compact habit, sturdy flowering stems, intense red showy flowers, and especially for its ability to flower continuously throughout summer. This a clump-forming, heat loving perennial that is perfectly suited to create fantastic specimen container plants as well as in mixed company or utilize its color show in the garden and landscape for summer-long color. Provide Quartz® Red Penstemon with a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering potential. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12404

Grows To: 18-24''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Red Clusters Bottlebrush

Callistemon viminalis 'Red Clusters', Melaleuca viminalis

Brilliant crimson red bottlebrush-like flowers are produced in summer often into fall to potentially year-round under warm tropical conditions and attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Red Clusters Bottlebrush, a selection of Callistemon viminalis, is a vigorous freely flowering, naturally evergreen large shrub that can also be trained into a small tree form that matures to about 12' high by about 8' wide. In zone 8, the foliage may drop after hard freezes potentially reducing flowering and so this cultivar may be best grow in warmer winter climates like zones 9 and 10. They can also be enjoyed as container plants where not reliably hardy. Provide Bottlebrush with a full to mostly sunny site in an average to well-draining, fertile soil and they are moderately drought resistant once fully established. Item# 603

Grows To: 12-15'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

The large glowing red 'parent' flowers of the original El Capitolio Hibiscus appear to have a second smaller double bloom that is held out away from it creating a 'poodled' effect. The El Capitolio Hibiscus have the potential to flower throughout the year under good conditions and with enough warmth and sunlight.The large blooms often have a streak of white adding to their tropical beauty. Their unique form, flower size, vigor, and flower power all make the El Capitolio Hibiscus types some of our favorites for large tropical specimens. They can be used as formal or informal shrubs for hedging and screens, as tree forms, or even trained into large espalier. Item# 610.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Red Mexican Love Vine, Sao Paulo Red Mexican Flame Vine, Orange Glowvine

Senecio confusus 'Sao Paulo', Pseudogynoxis chenopodiodes 'Sao Paulo'

Clusters of dark red to red-orange daisy-like flowers with yellow fading to red 'eyes' are produced throughout the growing season, and potentially year-round under warm tropical conditions, on this vigorous and easy small to medium-sized vine. The Sao Paulo Mexican Love Vine, a somewhat rare selection of Senecio confusus, is a naturally evergreen, twining herbaceous tropical vine that can be grown as a die-back perennial in areas with mild winters, like zones 9-10 and even into 8B, if provided with a breathable insulative protective mulch for winter. It is vigorous enough to be grown as an annual in colder climates and can also be maintained as a container plant that is overwintered indoors. The Mexican Love Vine, a.k.a Mexican Flame Vine, is a heat and sunloving free-flowering tropical suitable for small to medium-sized trellises, fences, and can even be allowed to spill from hanging baskets. The flowers attract a variety of butterfly species and seem to be especially popular with migrating Monarchs as well as bees and hummingbirds. Provide a full to partly sunny site in any average to well-drained, fertile, average moist soil. Item# 612

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 10-15'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Red Midget Dwarf Mexican Hat, Grey Headed Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Red Hats

Ratibida columnifera 'Red Midget', R. columnaris, Rudbeckia columnifera

Each golden yellow petal is heavily splashed with burgundy and surround the tall brown central cone of each daisy-like flower. Finely textured blue-gray foliage on a plant that becomes more dense with age. Blooms from late spring through summer. This is a tough and hardy, perennial US Native. Great for smaller pollinators. Item# 9141.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Producing larger than normal white and purple flowers that are self-fertile and produce medium-sized egg shaped red fruit filled with juicy tangy tropical flesh surrounding the black seeds. Red Rover Passion Fruit, a Patrick Worley hybrid reportedly from a cross between the Yellow and Purple Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa x P. edulis f. edulis), that is reported to be a good producer with moderate vigor and does not require a pollinator for fruit set. The fruit can be eaten fresh or juiced. Provide a full sun to partly shaded site, midday shade is often recommended for hot summer climates, in a fertile, average moist, average to well-drained soil for optimum vigor and fruit production. The Passion Fruits can be planted out in areas that experience mild winters like zones 9-10 but may need protection during hard freezes. Red Rover Passion Fruit can also be overwintered as a container plant if provided with a warm sunny location. Item# 12751

Grows To: 10-15'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Deep dark red, nearing maroon, 2-3" wide daisies with a contrasting orange-gold eye are borne all summer long on this easy perennial. Red Satin Permathread™ Threadleaf Coreopsis, a hybrid selection from plant breeder Darrel Probst with obvious Coreopsis verticillata in its parentage, is a slowly spreading clump-forming perennial with excellent hardiness and reliable longevity, a long season of flowering, and the dark green, finely textured foliage has improved disease resistance. The upward facing flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Provide this Tickseed with an average moist, fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 10619

Grows To: 18-24''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Red Sprite Dwarf Winterberry Holly

Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite' (a.k.a. 'Nana', 'Compacta', 'Macrocarpa')

Extra large, reportedly to nearly 1/2" in diameter, brilliant red berries literally cover up this dwarf and compact deciduous shrub throughout much of winter and may last into spring. Red Sprite Dwarf Winterberry Holly, a.k.a 'Nana', 'Compacta, and 'Macrocarpa', is a USDA release that won the 2010 Holly of the Year Award from the Holly Society of America. This adaptable native shrub drops its foliage early to better show of its display of colorful berries. It can be used en masse to great effect, as a low informal hedge, or as a specimen plant near the front of the garden or landscape. Red Sprite is even small enough to enjoy as a medium-sized container plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a moist acidic soil. Needs a male holly, of any species, for pollination that flowers at the same time. 'Southern Gentleman' and 'Apollo' are two males that are recommended. Item# 11887

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Redneck Nation Alabama Witch Alder, Fothergilla

Fothergilla milleri 'Redneck Nation'

Dense bottlebrush-like flowers composed of fragrant frilly white to cream colored flowers are produced atop the tips of the bare stems in late winter or early spring. Redneck Nation Fothergilla or Witch Alder is a moderately dense growing small to medium sized deciduous suckering native shrub with showy gray-green and bronze new growth that matures to blue-green in summer and produces fall color in shades of red, orange, and yellow. This species is new to science as of 2020! The the cultivar name is in honor of its original discovery by botanist and naturalist Fred Nation in Baldwin County, Alabama and the species name honors Dr. Ron Miller. Provide an average moist, well-drained, acidic soil in full to partly sunny location for optimum vigor and flowering. Redneck Nation Fothergilla can be used as a low growing and low maintenance informal hedge or as a specimen plant in the garden and landscape as well as in naturalistic settings. Flowers will be similar to those shown although this is an image of Mt. Airy Fothergilla. Item# 12165

 

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Rockin'® Playin' the Blues® Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'Balsalmispim' PP29604

A continuous summer long display of short deep blue tubular flowers emerge from dark calyxes on dense tall dark spikes. A seedling of Mystic Spires Salvia, Rockin'® Playin' the Blues® Salvia is similar to the ever popular Indigo Spires Salvia with the same reliable flower power and slightly lighter blue flowers on a somewhat more compact upright growing plant. The nectar rich flowers are especially attractive to larger bees as well as butterflies and hummingbirds. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained fertile soil. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, all rights reserved. Item# 11983

Grows To: 36-48''H x 24-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
PW 4.25 inch Grande Pot / 27 fl.oz. / 831 ml
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Tall dense spikes of deep blue to purple, nearly foxglove-sized flowers are produced in summer atop the rosettes of deep green foliage. Rocky Mountain Penstemon or Beardtongue, Penstemon strictus, is a long-lived, evergreen clump-forming perennial that is fairly adaptable as long as soils have excellent drainage. It is typically found in the Four Corners region of the SW US with a disjunct population in W central California. Provide Rocky Mountain Penstemon with a sunny site in well-drained soils for optimum vigor and health. May reseed on exposed soils under good conditions. The flowers of Penstemon attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other garden beneficials. Item# 11929

Grows To: 24-36''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Rosa's Blush Darrow's Dwarf Blueberry

Vaccinium darrowii 'Rosa's Blush'

Yes it fruits but it's fine textured evergreen foliage is fantastic! The bright pink new growth of spring matures to a dusty blue-green with hints of pink in summer, followed by deep purplish-blue in fall which deepens through winter. Clusters of 3/8" edible blue fruit that ripen in May-June, follow the light pink bell-shaped flowers of early spring. Rosa's Blush is grown mainly for its compact habit and beautifully colored, fine textured, ever-changing foliage as the berries ripen a few at the time over a long period. Pick the blue-black fruit once fully soft for the best flavor and like most blueberries a cross pollinator is required for the best fruit set. Item# 9206.

Grows To: 2-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Rose Creek Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Rose Creek'

Glossy rich green new growth with pink overtones emerges in spring and matures to a glossy dark green in summer and returns to its colorful side in fall when it reverts to purple-green in fall and winter. Clusters of fragrant, 1/2'', white, bell shaped flowers are born from May to frost. A tough and durable evergreen shrub. An open pollinated seedling (along with 'Canyon Creek') of Abelia chinense and selected through Michael Dirr's breeding program at UGA. Compact habit. Item # 9196

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Clusters of bright golden yellow upward facing daisies are produced atop sturdy stems emerging from the rosettes of rounded low growing deep green foliage in early(8B) to late spring or early summer(3) depending on your cold hardiness zone. Roundleaf Golden Groundsel, Packera obovata, is very similar to the cutleaf Golden Groundsel, Packera aurea, but is more tolerant of full sun as well as light shade and drier growing conditions. This stoloniferous native perennial develops into an evergreen to semi-evergreen mat of low rich green foliage and its flowers attract many early season pollinators, especially bees. Use Roundleaf Golden Groundsel as a groundcover in informal and naturalistic garden settings as well as in roadside plantings, meadows, and prairies. It is native to much of the central and eastern US.   Item# 12249

Grows To: 12-18"H at flowering, foliage 4-6"H, space at 8-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Deciduous shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Royal Bumble Salvia, Littleleaf Sage

Salvia microphylla 'Royal Bumble', S. x jamensis 'Royal Bumble'

The dark colored nearly black spikes and calyxes provide a dark contrast to the brilliant glowing red two-lipped tubular flowers that are sure to draw hummingbirds for miles from spring to fall! Royal Bumble Salvia, a selection or hybrid of the native Littleleaf Sage, S. microphylla, is a 2015 Royal Horticulture Society Award of Garden Merit winner with excellent vigor and amazing flower power all on a compact well-branched plant. Considered by some to be the best red Salvia x jamensis/S. microphylla hybrid on the planet! Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile well-draining soil for optimum vigor and flower power. In areas that experience hard freezes plant this Salvia out between early spring to midsummer to ensure winter survival. Item# 12476

Grows To: 2-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Royal Purple Prairieblues™ Baptisia, False Indigo

Baptisia 'Royal Purple' PP25508

The dense 18" high flowers spikes are composed deep violet-purple pea-shaped flowers are held well above an among the blue-green foliage on this vigorous Baptisia hybrid. Royal Purple Prairieblues™ Baptisia or False Indigo, is a complex hybrid developed by Dr. Jim Ault of the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Chicagoland Grows that exhibits a strong resemblence to the Wild Blue Indigo, Baptisia australis, including sharing this parent's vigor on this clump-forming herbaceous perennial. The Prairieblues™ Baptisias were selected not only for their unique colors but also for their extra large flower spikes, durability, and vigor. These are easy and low-maintenance, deer resistant, long-lived, taprooted perennials that produce more and more flowering spikes with each passing year with some plants producing over a 100 spikes on mature plants. Considered a must for the cutflower garden as the spikes have an excellent vase life. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a soil with average or better drainage and moderate fertility. Images courtesy of Chicagoland Grows®, all rights reserved.  Item# 12463

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Royal Red Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'Royal Red'

An old favorite and an excellent performer Royal Red Butterfly Bush produces a continuous wave of rich reddish-purple spikes of flowers that are adored by butterflies, bees, and other beneficials. The flowers are richly fragrant with an aroma reminiscent of honey. Royal Red is vigorous and fast growing quickly developing into a medium-sized deciduous shrub that flowers from late spring until frost. Item#  630.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Ruby Glow Passion Flower, Passionflower

Passiflora phoenicia 'Ruby Glow', P. x 'Ruby Glow', P. alata 'Ruby Glow', P. alata var phoenicia

The large deep purplish red petals of Ruby Glow Passionflower are topped with a halo of deep bluish purple filaments. A heady sweet fragrance fills the air when this beautiful passionvine is in flower and it may produce very large, up to 3"W x 5"L, yellow tropical fruit if the flowers are cross pollinated by another species, cultivar, or seedling passionflower. Ruby Glow is a vigorous growing, heat loving tropical vine that can reach 20'H under good conditions. Item# 631.

Grows To: 20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Ruby Glow Passion Flower, Passionflower

Passiflora phoenicia 'Ruby Glow', P. x 'Ruby Glow', P. alata 'Ruby Glow', P. alata var phoenicia

The large deep purplish red petals of Ruby Glow Passionflower are topped with a halo of deep bluish purple filaments. A heady sweet fragrance fills the air when this beautiful passionvine is in flower and it may produce very large, up to 3"W x 5"L, yellow tropical fruit if the flowers are cross pollinated by another species, cultivar, or seedling passionflower. Ruby Glow is a vigorous growing, heat loving tropical vine that can reach 20'H under good conditions. Item# 12992

Grows To: 20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles Plant

Othonna capensis 'Ruby Necklace', Crassothonna capensis

Purple, purple tinged to green oblong succulent foliage to about 1" long adorns fine purple stems and is topped by sweet sunny yellow daisies on short fine stems that open on sunny days in late spring, summer, and fall and attract smaller pollinators. This purple to purple tinged form of the Little Pickles Plant, Othonna capensis 'Ruby Necklace', is a suprisingly hardy evergreen perennial, into zone 5!, and develops into a low dense mass of succulent foliage and stems commonly spreading to 12-18" wide or where it is allowed to trail it can reach 36" long. It has the deepest foliage color in full to mostly sunny sites but is also tolerant of partial shade as well as in sunny windows indoors. Use Ruby Necklace in mixed container gardens, as a groundcover, in rock gardens, or allow it to spill from baskets, containers and over rock walls. Super easy and rewarding! It is drought resistant but is also suitable under average moisture conditions as long as it has good drainage. Salt spray, wind, and heat tolerant. Item# 12267

Grows To: 1-4"H x 12-18"W or trailing to 36"L
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Sweetly fragrant 4-6" high pink candles are borne in summer on this upright to spreading deciduous shrub. Ruby Spice Clethra or Sweet Pepper Bush is an easy grow with few pests or diseases. Withstands wet soils and seaside locations.The Clethras or Sweet Pepper Bushes are naturally suckering deciduous shrubs and are also notoriously slow to leaf out in spring but the fragrant summer flowers make it worth the wait. Item# 363

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade (Full sun in wet soil)
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Ruby Throat Red Porterweed

Stachytarpheta mutabilis 'Ruby Throat Red'

The nearly 1/2" wide ruby red flowers adorn the narrow elongating spikes of this large growing Porterweed from spring to frost. We are excited to be able to finally offer this true red flowering form of the ever popular Coral Porterweed! Ruby Throat Red Porterweed is a vigorous large type Porterweed that can easily exceed 3' high. The Ruby Throated Hummingbirds along with a host of butterflies are sure to search this beauty out and enjoy its rich near continuous supply of nectar. These are heat and sun loving tropical plants that have excellent flower power and will show off in a non-stop fashion throughout the growing season! Item# 12377

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Sabine Coneflower, Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia scabrifolia

A rare Rudbeckia that is native only to the Pineywoods of west central Louisiana and east Texas. The bright golden yellow 4-5" daisies are born on tall sturdy stems that are held above the rich green rounded foliage. The Sabine Coneflower is native to consistently moist to bog-like conditions and will probably fare best in a moist to average garden soil. Item# 9402.

Grows To: 5-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Salmon Autumn Sage, Salvia

Salvia greggii 'Salmon'

Dark salmon colored flowers are produced from spring to fall with flowering being heaviest in spring and fall. Salmon Autumn Sage, a selection of the tough native Salvia greggii, is an excellent choice for Hummingbird gardens! This is a heat and sun loving as well as moderately drought tolerant perennial for the garden or containers. Provide full sun and good drainage for the best results. Item# 12491

Grows To: 18-30''H x 18-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Quartz® Red Penstemon, Beardtongue

Penstemon 'Balquared' PP32296, EU PBRAF

Intense orange-red funnel-shaped flowers are produced on sturdy spikes throughout summer on compact, well-branched plants and the flowers are sure to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Quartz® Red Penstemon or Beardtongue was selected for its neat, well-branched compact habit, sturdy flowering stems, intense red showy flowers, and especially for its ability to flower continuously throughout summer. This a clump-forming, heat loving perennial that is perfectly suited to create fantastic specimen container plants as well as in mixed company or utilize its color show in the garden and landscape for summer-long color. Provide Quartz® Red Penstemon with a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering potential. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12404

Grows To: 18-24''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 18
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