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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!

 

Dainty White, White Swan Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Dainty White'

Elegant, pure white, 3" wide hibiscus flowers seemingly glow against the foil of exceptionally dark green tropical foliage. Dainty White Hibiscus is a non-stop bloomer that puts on a show practically throughout the year and slows down only for the shortest and coolest days of winter. This vigorous Hibiscus has an upright to spreading growth habit and makes a beautiful specimen plant whether grown as a shrub or a small tree standard. Dainty White is almost constantly visited by a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 9832.

Grows To: 6'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Daisy Mae Japanese Aster, Kalimeris

Kalimeris incisa 'Daisy Mae', Boltonia incisa 'Daisy Mae'

Pure white 1" wide daisies with a nicely contrasting yellow center are produced beginning in late spring and through summer often continuing into fall atop a neat mound of deep green foliage. Daisy Mae Japanese Aster is a tidy under-used clump-forming perennial selected for its exceptionally long flowering season that is sure to add delightful color to the garden and landscape but it also makes easy and exceptionally long-flower container specimens. The flowers are sure to attract a multitude of pollinators. Provide a full to mostly sunny site with a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Heat, sun, and humidity tolerant. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12178

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun to Mostly sunny is preferred, Part shade

Dalmatian Purple Foxgloves

Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple'

The tall spikes to 3-4' high are densely covered in large lilac to purple flowers, with darker maroon spots in the throat, are borne in late spring to early summer atop the rosette large medium green textured foliage. Dalmatian Purple Foxgloves are a Fleuro Select Award winner that flowers the first year, has better branching, improved vigor, and consistent uniformity. Provide a site with good drainage in a loamy acidic soil with average moisture and moderate fertility. Foxgloves are tolerant of more sun where summer climates are cooler. In hot summer climates shade to filtered shade during the heat of the day is preferential. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11915

Grows To: 36-48''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Midday shade, *Full sun in cool summer climates
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Dark Knight Bluebeard, Spiraea, Caryopteris

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Dense whorls of nectar rich, purple to dark blue-purple, tubular flowers seemingly cover up the upper most portions of the plant for weeks beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. Dark Knight Bluebeard, a.k.a. Black Knight, is a vigorous and easy sunloving free-flowering clump forming shrub-like perennial that quickly develops into a dense mound of fragrant and deer resistant gray-green foliage. In zones 5-6 it tends to act more like a clump forming die-back perennial and becomes more shrub-like where winters are milder although it benefits from hard late winter or early spring pruning since it flowers on new growth. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established and prefers a sunny site in a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12117

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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A profusion of golden orange-yellow dark eyed daisies are produced in mid to late summer and into fall atop tall sturdy stems and attract a myriad of smaller pollinators and garden beneficials. Deam's Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia fulgida var. deamii, is different from Goldstrum by having a clump forming habit, slightly larger flowers, and overall taller plants with better resistance to powdery mildew. Its reliability has garnered this US native perennial the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit. Provide Deam's Black-Eyed Susan with a full to mostly sunny site in average to well-drained soils. Songbirds enjoy the ripe seed heads and it may reseed under good conditions on exposed soils making it a good addition to cottage gardens, meadows, prairies, and other naturalistic and informal settings. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12115

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

Divinity Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Divinity' PP26164

The large flowers open with a hint of yellow in their centers and then fade to long lasting pure white 3-4" wide flowers that sit atop a mound of rich green foliage. Divinity Stokesia Daisy or Stoke's Aster was selected not only for its white flowers but also for the fact that it flowers over a long period as compared to other Stokesia cultivars. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and it's easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, few pest or disease problems, deer and rabbit resistance and it revels in the heat and sun of our southern summers. Plants readily multiply into dense clumps. Super easy and tough! Item# 12155

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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A shade tolerant evergreen shrub whose new growth emerges in shades of pink, when it matures in summer it is mottled and flecked with shades of creamy white and green, and finally in the fall and through winter the foliage darkens to shades of burgundy and purple. Dodd's Variegated Leucothoe is a stable variegated clone of our native Leucothoe axillaris that was selected not only for its coat of many colors but also for its disease resistance. Provide this low growing arching shade-loving multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a consistently moist but well-drained acidic soil in an area that receives shade during the hottest portion of the day, especially in hot summer climates. Large drooping clusters of small white to pink tinged bell-shaped spring flowers attract native bees and other pollinators. Item# 11898

Grows To: 2-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Cool or filtered sunlight, AM sun, Partial sun, Light shade
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Double Blue Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena Tradescantia, Lady's Tears

Tradescantia virginiana 'Caerulea Plena', T. x andersoniana 'Caerulea Plena'

A rare form of Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena produces clusters of deep purplish blue double to single, 1 1/2" wide flowers held atop numerous sturdy stems beginning in late spring and continuing throughout summer. Spiderwort is a tough as nails, clump forming perennial that lends itself to gardens, low maintenance landscapes, and containers. Caerulea Plena Tradescantia received four out of four stars in trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Item# 11111

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 12-24"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Double Blue Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena Tradescantia, Lady's Tears

Tradescantia virginiana 'Caerulea Plena', T. x andersoniana 'Caerulea Plena'

A rare form of Spiderwort, Caerulea Plena produces clusters of deep purplish blue double to single, 1 1/2" wide flowers held atop numerous sturdy stems beginning in late spring and continuing throughout summer. Spiderwort is a tough as nails, clump forming perennial that lends itself to gardens, low maintenance landscapes, and containers. Caerulea Plena Tradescantia received four out of four stars in trials at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Item# 11680

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 12-24"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Downy Lobelia

Lobelia puberula

18-30" high spikes composed of deep purple, purple, to near blue tubular flowers are produced in late summer and fall atop this adaptable native perennial. Its dark colored flowers are a standout when mixed with fall flowering asters and perennial sunflowers. The flowers attract mainly bees and other smaller pollinators. The Downy Lobelia is a taprooted perennial native to the southeastern US from east Texas to Virginia and as far north as southern Illinois and Ohio. Provide a full sun to mostly sunny for optimum health and flowering. Item# 11552

Grows To: 18-36"H x 8-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Dragon Lady Crossvine (Red)

Bignonia capreolata atrosanguinea 'Dragon Lady'

Masses of deep brick red trumpet shaped flowers nearly cover up this vine in spring or early summer just in time for arriving hummingbirds. It's almost like the two coordinate it or something! The red Dragon Lady Crossvine is a vigorous evergreen to semi-evergreen clinging vine(it does so via pads on the end of its tendrils and so is not destructive to brickwork and masonry) that can easily clamber up or along masonry, tree bark, fences, or other structural supports on its own. Crossvines are a low maintenance choice for fences, posts, arbors, and larger trellises. The deep red trumpet shaped flowers attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. The foliage takes on purple and burgundy coloration throughout the cooler months when grown in full to mostly sunny conditions. Dragon Lady Crossvine is reported to be a slightly more cold hardy selection and was chosen as the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society's Gold Medal Award winner in 2003. Item# 391

Grows To: 30-50'H, easily trained to a 4-6'H fence or other support.
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Durham's Blue Eyes Porterweed

Stachytarpheta 'Durham's Blue Eyes'

Tall spikes adorned with whorls of 3/8" purple flowers edged in light lavender are produced throughout the growing season and the nectar rich flowers attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and even hummingbird moths. From the breeding work of the Durham twins of east Texas, Darrell and Jerrell, comes this unusual picoteed color form of Porterweed. These are vigorous well-branched herbaceous to shrub-like tropical perennials that revel in the heat and sun of summer providing a continuous display of flowers and pollinators until the first frost. The flower power of Porterweeds makes them worthy of being grown as annuals where not hardy or they can be overwintered as container plants in a warm sunny location indoors. Provide a full to mostly sunny location with average or better drainage and moderate fertility for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11967

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

Stachytarpheta 'Durham's Purple Picotee'

Tall spikes adorned with whorls of 3/8" purple flowers edged in white to light lavender are produced throughout the growing season and the nectar rich flowers attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and even hummingbird moths. From the breeding work of the Durham twins of east Texas, Darrell and Jerrell, comes this unusual picoteed color form of Porterweed. These are vigorous well-branched herbaceous to shrub-like tropical perennials that revel in the heat and sun of summer providing a continuous display of flowers and pollinators until the first frost. The flower power of Porterweeds makes them worthy of being grown as annuals where not hardy or they can be overwintered as container plants in a warm sunny location indoors. Provide a full to mostly sunny location with average or better drainage and moderate fertility for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11931

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

Dwarf Pink Powder Puff Tree, Dwarf Red Powderpuff

Calliandra haematocephala 'Nana'

The Dwarf Pink (or Red) Powderpuff Tree produces showy red Mimosa like flowers continuously throughout the year. This small to medium sized naturally evergreen tropical shrub makes a wonderful container plant where not hardy and may also be used for a continuous flowering Bonsai specimen. Where hardy it can be used as a hedge that the hummingbirds are sure to fight over! Provide good drainage and a full to partial sun location for the best results. Item# 565.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Dwarf Red Porterweed, Compact Red Porterweed, False Vervain

Stachytarpheta microphylla 'Compacta', S. sanguinea

1/4" soft red blooms adorn the long spike-like bloom stems from spring to frost. Another of the smaller varieties creating a dense bush with loads of nectar rich flowers for the butterflies and hummingbirds. Dwarf Red Porterweed is the smallest and most compact Porterweed that we offer and it lends itself to use near the front of the border, in butterfly and hummingbirds gardens, as well as in containers. Item# 407.

Grows To: 12-24"H x 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Eared Goldenrod

Solidago auriculata, S. amplexicaulis, S. notabilis

A tightly clump forming perennial, Eared Goldenrod produces loose arching arrays of bright yellow flowers in summer atop sturdy stems. An unusual and uncommon native found growing along stream sides and woodlands that is most common in western Louisiana and eastern Texas but is also found in much of the southeast as well. Shade tolerant, clump forming and it attracts a variety of pollinators when in flower. Item# 10910.

Grows To: 24-36"H when in flower space at 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
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Eastern Redbud, Redbud

Cercis canadensis var. canadensis

In late winter to early this tree literally covers up in clusters of pink-purple to red-purple pea-shaped flowers that are borne from seemingly every nook, cranny, and twig and even along much of the trunk. The flowers are followed by edible peapods (when young and tender). The Eastern Redbud is a small native deciduous tree with medium to large heart-shaped foliage and a broad spreading crown often as wide or nearly as wide as it is high. It is found naturally from central Texas and throughout the central US reaching into the New England states. Redbuds are often found with our native White Dogwoods in good quality well-drained sandy loam acidic soils. This native tree is naturally an understory tree making it shade tolerant but it will also grow quite well in full to mostly sunny sites. The abundant flowers offer nectar and pollen to a variety of large and small native bees. Item# 11618

Grows To: 15-30'H x 12-25'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade
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Edward Goucher Glossy Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Edward Goucher'

Edward Goucher Abelia produces large lilac-pink flowers in abundance from late spring to fall on this medium-sized Abelia with rich dark glossy green spring and summer foliage that becomes bronze in fall and winter. One of our favorite selections. The nectar rich blossoms of Abelia attract butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and a variety of garden beneficials. An easy to enjoy salt, drought, and deer resistant shrub that is tolerant of a wide range of soil and growing conditions. Item# 3041.

Grows To: 3-5(-8)'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Edward's Plateau Buttonbush, Button Willow, Honey Bells

Cephalanthus occidentalis 'Edward's Plateau'

From the heart of Texas' Edward's Plateau comes this alkaline tolerant selection of Buttonbush with slightly narrower foliage with a bronze to gray cast. Like the species it produces tight, white to cream colored, rounded Sputnik-like flowers in late spring and summer that attract an array of butterflies, bees, and garden beneficials with its sweet, honey colored nectar. The Buttonbush is a vigorous, medium-sized to large growing, deciduous shrub that does best in consistently moist soils with most of a day of sunlight. A moderate to severe annual pruning of established plants in late winter helps to promote fuller plants and the most flowers. Item# 11264

Grows To: 6-12'+H x 4-8'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Evergreen Wisteria, Summer Wisteria

Millettia reticulata, Callerya reticulata

Large grape-like clusters of sweetly fragrant, dark purple and reddish-purple, pea-like flowers are produced throughout summer on this strong woody twining climber. Evergreen Wisteria is a non-invasive species, unlike the common Chinese Wisteria, and can be evergreen in mild winter climates (zones 9-10) but is generally deciduous elsewhere. Established plants will flower continuously from late spring and into fall. The flowers attract bees and other smaller pollinators. Evergreen Wisteria is an easy to grow and reliable vine but will need a strong long-lasting support in its permanent home as it will get fairly heavy in time. Excellent for sturdy arbors, trellises, and along fences. Item# 414

Grows To: 15-25'H (-40'H)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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A single 4-6' high bluish green stalk is topped by unusual, almost alien, green and yellow flowers in summer atop a low rosette of smooth succulent Aloe-like foliage. The yellow anthers resemble a slightly cupped upward facing hand and are situated below the inconspicuous female flowers that develop into rounded capsules filled with black seeds once mature. False Aloe, Manfreda virginica, is an herbaceous perennial whose foliage dies back to the caudex-like bulb in winter and then returns in spring. Even though it is a succulent, it generally flowers best under average moist conditions. Its flowers attract both bees and hummingbirds but is primarily moth pollinated making it a good choice for Moon Moth Gardens as well as in the garden, landscape, as a container plant, and in naturalistic settings. Item# 11778

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11,(6?,5?,4??)
Grows To: 4-8''H x 8-16''W plant, 4-6'H flowering spike
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Partial shade, Partial sun
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Beginning in midsummer the clump of deep green foliage is topped by double, bubblegum pink daisies with a bright golden yellow eye into early fall. The Fantasy™ Pocahontas Anemone or Windflower is a hybrid selection with excellent vigor on a clump forming perennial with an exceptionally long flowering season for an Anemone. The finished flowers develop into interesting airy seedheads. Tolerant of *full sun in cool summer climates, elsewhere provide midday and afternoon shade or filtered shade. Provide an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum flowering and vigor. Use Fantasy™ Pocahontas Anemone as a container plant as well as in the garden and landscape. Image courtesy of Plants Nouveau Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12132

Grows To: 12-18"H x 16-24"W
Outdoor Light: Morning sun, Part sun, Part shade, *Full sun

Finch's Gold Possumhaw Holly, Deciduous Holly

Ilex decidua 'Finch's Gold'

Golden yellow berries cover the stems of this wonderful selection of native deciduous holly from fall through spring (if the birds don't get them all!). Possumhaw Holly is a large growing deciduous shrub or small tree, has few if any pests or diseases and is quite tolerant of growing conditions. Grown from a mature bearing female tree cuttings (males only bloom). Any male native holly will pollinate these. Item# 9145.

Grows To: 10-15'H x 10-15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Fireworks Sundrops, Narrowleaf Evening Primrose, Southern Sundrops

Oenothera fruticosa subsp. glauca 'Fireworks', O. fruticosa 'Fyrverkeri', O. fruticosa 'Illumination'

A dwarf selection of our native Sundrops, Fireworks is the ultimate Oenothera cultivar producing vigorous but compact sprawling plants with red tinged foliage and even redder new growth and winter rosettes. The plants are absolutely covered by 2" wide, widely flaring, 4-petalled, glowing sunny yellow flowers in late spring and early summer. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 10160.

Grows To: 15-18"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Dainty White, White Swan Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Dainty White'

Elegant, pure white, 3" wide hibiscus flowers seemingly glow against the foil of exceptionally dark green tropical foliage. Dainty White Hibiscus is a non-stop bloomer that puts on a show practically throughout the year and slows down only for the shortest and coolest days of winter. This vigorous Hibiscus has an upright to spreading growth habit and makes a beautiful specimen plant whether grown as a shrub or a small tree standard. Dainty White is almost constantly visited by a variety of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 9832.

Grows To: 6'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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