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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!

 

Kickin® Lavender Aster, Dwarf New England Aster

Aster 'KICKIN™ Lavender' PPAF

Hundreds of 1" wide lavender daisies with a yellow eye literally cover these plants for weeks beginning in late summer and continuing into mid fall. The Kickin® Lavender Asters are dense well-branched mounding plants with fine textured narrow foliage that require no pinching or pruning to get this form of the New England Aster to produce mum-like plants for an extended show of color late in the season. Use these perennials where you would normally buy Chrysanthemums whether as part of the perennial border, landscape, or as container plants. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12018

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Klaus Jiletto Stokesia Daisy, Stoke's Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Klaus Jiletto'

Huge bluish purple cornflower-like daisies are born in spring to early summer on this durable and reliable US native perennial. Klaus Jiletto has some of the largest flowers of any Stokesia Daisy cultivar. This is a highly recommended clump forming native perennial 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# 11220

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Lace-Leaf Vitex, Cut-Leaf Vitex

Vitex negundo 'Heterophylla'

Beautifully cut medium green deeply cut lacy foliage that is reminiscent of the delicately cut foliage of some Japanese Maples adorns this vigorous 'Chaste Tree'. 6-8" spikes of lavender-pink flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are borne in summer. The Lace-Leaf Vitex is considered by many to be the most hardy of the Chaste Trees.  Item# 787.

Grows To: 15-20'H x 15-25'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Spring and summer offer up a mound of dark purplish-black foliage that covers up in late summer and fall with contrasting white daisies with a purplish-red eye. The flowers of Lady in Black Calico or Woodland Aster attract a myriad of pollinators like bees, smaller butterflies, and other garden beneficials at a time when many are stock piling for winter. This is an easy and reliable clump forming native perennial selected for its deep dark foliage. Lady in Black Woodland Aster is tolerant of light shade but will have the darkest foliage where it receives the most direct sunlight. May reseed on exposed soils. Caterpillar host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12114

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lady Margaret Passion Flower, Passionvine

Passiflora 'Lady Margaret'

The large, 3-4" wide, raspberry red flowers are centered by a corolla of raspberry red filaments that fade to bright white at the center. Lady Margaret Passionflower is a prolific flowering hybrid that is a showoff throughout the year in frost free conditions. The fuzzy foliage and stems are utilized by Gulf Fritillary but are not considered safe for Zebra Longwings and possibly other species of Heliconian butterfly caterpillars. A tamer passionvine than many others but it certainly does not lack for vigor. Click on "More Details and Growing Info" or the image to learn more about growing Passionvines as perennials in containers or in the garden and landscape. Item# 484.

Grows To: 6-12'H+, reported to reach 30'+ where winters are mild.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Landscape Bandana® Lemon Zest Lantana (Trailing, Yellow)

Lantana camara 'Bani Yelbic' PP21617, Can 4,125

Clusters of nectar rich flowers open a pale primrose yellow that fades to a deep golden yellow on a trailing to mounding plant.  Landscape Bandana® Lemon Zest Lantana was selected for its low trailing to mounding habit, rich color, and increased reliability. The new Landscape Bandana® Lantanas show improved hardiness, a low mounding habit, drought resistance, and require little to no deadheading to keep them flowering continuously throughout the growing season. Item# 11214

Grows To: 18"H x 36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Landscape Bandana® Pink Lantana (Trailing, Pink)

Lantana camara 'Landscape Bandana Pink' PPAF

Clusters of nectar rich flowers open a creamy yellow and deepen to nice rosey pink on a trailing to mounding plant. Landscape Bandana® Pink Lantana was selected for its low trailing to mounding habit, rich color, reduced seed set, and increased reliability. The new Landscape Bandana® Lantanas show improved hardiness, a low mounding habit, drought resistance, and require little to no deadheading to keep them flowering continuously throughout the growing season. Item# 11215

Grows To: 18"H x 36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Lavender Cascade Butterfly Bush

Buddleja 'Lavender Cascade' PPAF

The large lavender clusters, to 3" wide and 8-10" long, composed of tiny fragrant nectar rich flowers adorn the weeping stems of this fountaining Butterfly Bush in summer and fall. Lavender Cascade Buddleia is a vigorous hybrid and a 2018 Walter's Gardens introduction developed by crossing Buddleia davidii with Buddleia lindleyana. The flowers attract loads of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Smaller in stature and flower size than Grand Cascade Butterfly Bush. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11635

Grows To: 5-6'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz./ 591 ml
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Lavender Kickin™ Aster, Dwarf New England Aster

Symphiotrichum novae-angliae 'KICKIN™ Lavender', Aster novae-angliae 'KICKIN™ Lavender' PPAF

Hundreds of 1" wide lavender daisies with a yellow eye literally cover these plants for weeks beginning in late summer and continuing into mid fall. The Kickin™ Asters are dense well-branched mounding plants with fine textured narrow foliage require no pinching or pruning to get this form of the New England Aster to produce mum-like plants for an extended show of color late in the season. Use these perennials where you would normally buy Chrysanthemums whether as part of the perennial border, landscape, or as container plants. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Item# 12018

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Lavender Lady Passionflower, Passion vine

Passiflora x 'Lady Lavender'

An exceptionally free flowering passionvine, Lady Lavender produces 3-4" wide, lightly fragrant flowers with purple sepals and petals that fade to near white near their base. The flowers are topped by a corona of blue filaments that fade to white and then darken to deep burgundy at their base. Lady Lavender Passionflower is a sterile Patrick Worley cultivar considered to be hardy to near 10oF. It is large and vigorous enough to cover a medium to large trellis easily in one season or it can be enjoyed as a container plant where not hardy. Provide a full to mostly sunny location and a moderately fertile soil with average drainage for the best flowering. Click on "More Details and Growing Info" or the image to learn more about growing Passionvines as perennials in containers or in the garden and landscape. Item# 11444

Grows To: 8-12'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Lavender Porterweed

Stachytarpheta 'Lavender'

Nectar-rich, light purple flowers are produced continuously from spring to fall on tall spikes that butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds cannot seem to resist! Lavender Porterweed is a medium to large growing exceptionally full and vigorous Porterweed was once considered to be a purple form of the highly popular Coral Porterweed although we have learned that this is a sterile or nearly sterile hybrid cultivar. Porterweeds are excellent nectar producers outperforming nearly all other butterfly plants in the garden. Item# 483

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

Lecompte Vitex is noted for its extra large 8-12" spikes of purple-blue flowers that are born from late spring to fall. This is a vigorous and disease free and drought tolerant spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. Lecompte Vitex is another excellent introduction from noted plant breeder and author Greg Grant. A highly recommended 'Texas Lilac' selection of Vitex. (#9128 is another great selection !!) Item# 9167.

Grows To: 15'H x 15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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From near white to lavender to rich purple long-lasting bracts subtend the whorls of tubular white, lavender, to purple nectar rich flowers beginning as early as late spring and continuing well into summer and into fall under good conditions. The stems are adorned with lemony to bergamot scented narrow foliage. Lemon Beebalm is a moderately drought resistant native annual species found throughout much of the central and eastern US. It readily reseeds on exposed soils and makes a good addition to naturalized areas like meadows, prairies, and roadside plantings. The tubular flowers attract a variety of bees, butterflies, as well as hummingbirds. Plants typically die after flowering and seed development is complete. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Item# 11730

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: Annual, grows in 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 16-24"H x 6-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Lemon Queen Sunflower

Helianthus x 'Lemon Queen', H. x laetiflorus, H. microcephalus 'Lemon Queen'

From mid to late summer to fall this vigorous sturdy sunflower covers up in soft lemony yellow 2-3" wide flowers over a period of about 6 weeks. Lemon Queen Sunflower is not for the faint of heart and can reach 6-8' high and slowly develops into a 3-4' wide clump of sturdy upright stems. A perfect specimen to add color to the late summer and fall garden where the nectar rich flowers attract bees and other pollinators. Provide a full sun location in an average moist soil but do not overfertilize as the stems may flop from excessive nitrogen. The flowers also make good cut flowers. This native perennial is reported to be a naturally occurring hybrid of two of our native species Helianthus pauciflorus var. subrhomboideus x H. tuberosus and is considered to be H. microcephalus by other sources. Image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11715

Grows To: 6-8'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz./ 591 ml
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Rounded clusters of deep purple long-lasting flowers nearly cover this easy and rewarding annual from spring to fall. Lil Forest Plum Gomphrena or Globe Amaranth is an excellent nectar plant that attracts a seemingly continuous parade of pollinators and garden beneficials as well as providing summer long color. A compact and well-branched Gomphrena, it will prefer a full to mostly sunny site in well-drained, average moist soils. Use Lil Forest Plum Gomphrena in mixed containers as a filler or in the garden and landscape. Gomphrena or Globe Amaranth are heat and sun loving annuals whose flower power and ability to attract pollinators makes it worth replanting year after year. Item# 12123

Grows To: 10-14"H x 8-12"W space about 8" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Considered to be one of the best flavored Passion Fruit varieties that gets four stars for flavor! This is a popular Hawaiian variety and Lilikoi is the Hawaiian name for "purple passionfruit". This tropical climber is a very easy and strong-growing, perennial vine with dark glossy green foliage and dark purplish green stems and petioles and produces exotic white and purple flowers which are followed by purple, rounded fruit, about the size of tangerines. Item # 9168.

Grows To: 12-24'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lindley's Butterfly Bush

Buddleja lindleyana

Deep violet flowers with a white eye hang like grapes from this upright to arching, deciduous to semi-evergreen shrub. The flowers of Lindley's Butterfly Bush, Buddleja lindleyana, are produced nearly continuously from late spring to fall and attract a variety of pollinators including hummingbirds, butterflies, and larger bees. This is a naturally suckering shrub and will slowly develop into a mass that can be utilized as an informal hedge or at the back of the border. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in well-drained soils for optimal vigor and flowering. Item # 341

Grows To: 4-6'H x 6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Little Goldstar' PP22397

This Black-Eyed Susan gets a gold star for flower power! An improved truly dwarf selection of the award winning Goldsturm, Little Goldstar Black-Eyed Susan produces loads of dark eyed golden yellow daisies on well branched sturdy stems beginning in summer and continuing into fall. All on a neat and tidy compact native perennial with deep green foliage that is deer and drought resistant once established. LIttle Goldstar Rudbeckia lends itself to use in formal settings, mass plantings, as well as for a bright spot of summer long color in less formal perennial gardens and landscapes. Image courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 10920

Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Little Henry Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Little Henry' PP23590, EU 36960

Golden yellow quilled ray petals surround deep brown-eyed cones. The unique flowers of Little Henry Sweet Coneflower are produced on many branched sturdy stems beginning in mid to late summer with the show lasting often into fall on well established plants. A compact form of Henry Eilers with sturdier flower stems and an earlier flowering time, Little Henry's poise and uniqueness lend it to use in smaller spaces but it is sure to make a big statement in nearly any garden or landscape. A clump forming, native perennial whose flowers attract a variety of garden beneficials. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, www.terranovanurseries.com. Item# 10921.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W, space 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Little Ruby™ Dogwood

Cornus 'NCCH1' PP26542

Double and single dark pink to near red blossoms are produced in early spring on this semi-evergreen (evergreen down to about 15oF), densely branched and compact Dogwood. Little Ruby Dogwood produces deep red tinged new growth and has excellent deep red to maroon fall color that holds through much of winter. Grow this hardy and disease resistant hybrid as a medium to large shrub or train it into a small specimen tree. Little Ruby™ Dogwood is the first release in a line of new hybrid Dogwoods developed through the breeding and selection work of Dr. Tom Ranney and the Mountain Crop Improvement Lab at NCSU. It is considered to be resistant to Dogwood anthracnose as well as powdery mildew. Coming for 2017! Item# 11122

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Morning sun
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Large showy horizontal spikes composed of soft primrose colored, large, pea-shaped blossoms are produced in early spring providing rich rewards to native pollinators, particularly queen bumblebees. The arching spikes sit along blue-green stems adorned with round, 3-5 foliate leaves that fade to gray as summer wanes. The black grape-like clusters of ripened seed pods offer forage to wildlife like quail and wild turkey or spread the seeds and grow more of this beautiful and long lived native perennial. Long-Bract Wild Indigo is one of the lower growing Baptisias and rarely seems to exceed 18-24" high but may spread to 36" across at maturity. Item# 10870.

Grows To: 1-2'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
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Longwood Blue Bluebeard, Spiraea, Caryopteris

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'

Dense clusters of fragrant dark azure to blue-violet flowers nearly cover up the nicely contrasting blue-gray foliage of this shrubby perennial beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Longwood Blue Bluebeard is a vigorous freely flowering selection of Caryopteris growing to 4' high and 3-4' wide and selected by Longwood Gardens of Pennsylvania. Caryopteris prefers a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established. A Missouri Botanic Gardens Plant of Merit award winner. Item# 11671

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Large clusters of sweetly fragrant white flowers are born in winter which are followed by delicious 1" apricot-like fruit. Large dark green tropical foliage adorns the limbs of this large evergreen shrub to small tree with a dense rounded habit. Can be grown as an espalier, in containers, and certainly in the garden. Few if any pest or disease problems. Item# 11338

Grows To: 15-25'H x 15-25'W, grows largest in shadier locations
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Luscious® Royale Pina Colada Lantana (Dwarf White, Mounding)

Lantana camara ‘LANZ0004’ PP24641, CAN 4647

Highly rated in trials across the US, Luscious® Royale Pina Colada Lantana produces clusters of flowers that open a bright sunny yellow edged in white and then fade to white with a yellow center as the flowers age. This is a small compact plant with a mounding habit well suited for use in containers as a specimen plant or in combinations or use it near the front of the formal or informal garden and landscape settings where it will provide colorful nectar rich flowers from spring to fall. The large nearly sterile flowers attract bees, butterflies, the occassional hummingbird, and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to mostly sunny location for optimum vigor and flowering. Heat and sunloving! Item# 12156

Grows To: 12-24"H x 16-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Kickin® Lavender Aster, Dwarf New England Aster

Aster 'KICKIN™ Lavender' PPAF

Hundreds of 1" wide lavender daisies with a yellow eye literally cover these plants for weeks beginning in late summer and continuing into mid fall. The Kickin® Lavender Asters are dense well-branched mounding plants with fine textured narrow foliage that require no pinching or pruning to get this form of the New England Aster to produce mum-like plants for an extended show of color late in the season. Use these perennials where you would normally buy Chrysanthemums whether as part of the perennial border, landscape, or as container plants. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12018

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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