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Find plants that are resistant to being browsed by deer and will often be resistant to browsing by rabbits and other animals.

 

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
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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

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# 497.

Grows To: 15-25'H x 15-25'W, grows largest in shadier locations
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

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

Light blue starry flowers are produced in pyramidal clusters atop the new stems in early to mid spring and are visited by butterflies and hummingbirds. Louisiana Bluestar is a rare and unusual Amsonia with large rounded velvety foliage with a silvery reverse. Unlike most other Bluestars it is short rhizomatous but is not invasive or aggressive and develops into a small tight colony of plants and stems. Also known as Sandhill Bluestar it is more tolerant of drier sites than other Bluestars once established. Easy and enjoyable. Item# 9809

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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LSU Purple Fig

Ficus carica 'LSU Purple'

LSU Purple produces medium sized dark reddish-purple, generally pear shaped figs with amber to strawberry pulp with a mild sweet flavor. Developed by Dr. Ed O'Rourke at LSU for disease and nematode resistance as well as the hot and humid Southern climate, it produces a breba crop and a large main crop providing fruit over a long season. Item # 921. 

Grows To: 10'W x 10'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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LSU Tiger Fig

Ficus carica 'LSU Tiger'

LSU Tiger produces a large crop of large brown figs, with darker brown stripes, with good quality yellow to gold flesh and a partially closed eye. A recent LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program at LSU. Item# 11850.

Grows To: 10'H X 10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Spikes of deep red-purple buds and calyxes open to rosy pink hooded tubular flowers beginning in spring and continuing in waves until fall all atop a densely branching compact and vigorous plant with textured medium green foliage. Lyrical™ Rose Salvia is a Darwin Perennials Salvia nemerosa hybrid selected not only for its pink flowers and compact habit but also for its reliable repeat flowering abilities. Enjoy this long-lived perennial in well-drained soils in a full to mostly sunny site in the garden, landscape, or as a container plant. The flowers attract bees and other garden beneficials. Salvia nemorosa has been selected as the 2019 Plant of the Year by the National Gardening Bureau for its reliable show of color and longevity under average garden conditions. Image courtesy of Ball Horticulture, all rights reserved. Item# 11712

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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The first bicolor! Lyrical™ Silvertone Salvia practically covers up in spikes of a deep blue-purple hooded tubular flowers with white edging beginning in mid to late spring and continuing in waves throughout summer and into fall all atop compact well-branched plants with medium green textured foliage. This Salvia nemerosa hybrid was selected not only for the rare bicolor flowers but also for its reblooming abilities and dense compact habit. Enjoy this long-lived perennial in well-drained soils in a full to mostly sunny site in the garden, landscape, or as a container plant. The flowers attract bees and other garden beneficials. Salvia nemorosa has been selected as the 2019 Plant of the Year by the National Gardening Bureau for its reliable show of color and longevity under average garden conditions. Item# 11711

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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Magical® Springtime Pearlbush, Exochorda

Exochorda x 'Kolmaspirit'

Dense spikes of pearl shaped buds open to pure white flowers in spring on this magical shrub. Magical® Springtime Pearlbush unlike the old fashioned Pearlbush flowers on both old AND new wood and flowers from top to the bottom of the plant. It has a dense vase-shaped habit and can be pruned even in fall and will still flower the following spring. The Pearlbush is a hardy, heirloom, deciduous shrub that is tolerant of part shade to full sun in a well-drained average moist soil. Item# 11441

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun(in N regions), Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Magnolia Fig, Brunswick Fig

Ficus carica 'Brunswick'

Magnolia or Brunswick produces a good crop of medium to large bronze to purple figs with good quality pink to amber flesh with tiny seeds and open eye. The fruit ripens over a long season. Magnolia is considered a good choice for the drier portions of the South and Southwestern US. Item# 1113.

Grows To: 10'H x 12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Magnolia Willis Sealy Double White Oleander, Mont Blanc Oleander

Nerium oleander 'Magnolia Willis Sealy', N. oleander 'Mont Blanc'

Magnolia Willis Sealy, or Mont Blanc, produces fragrant, double white blossoms in profusion throughout summer. A vigorous and large growing Oleander, particularly in mild climates, Magnolia Willis Sealy has excellent cold hardiness and is likely the most reliably white for cooler climates. In mild winter climates consider growing this as a small evergreen tree for a beautiful effect. Item# 1210.

Grows To: 8-20'H x 8-20'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Magnoliaeflora Camellia, Hagoromo Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Magnoliaeflora', C. japonica 'Hagoromo'

Beautiful soft pink semi-double medium sized flowers are produced in midseason. Magnoliaeflora or Hagoroma Camellia is a compact, smaller-growing Camellia with a nice dense and compact habit. A beautiful and reliable Heirloom variety. Item# 894.

Grows To: 8'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Margaret Davis Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Margaret Davis'

The exquisite, medium-sized, white, peony form flowers of Margaret Davis are edged in a rich rosy pink that bleeds into the white along with contrasting yellow stamens that peek out between the rows of petals. Flowers in midseason. An amazing Camellia named for the influential founder of the The Garden Club of Australia as well as the many other achievements of this skilled gardener. Item# 10306.

 

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Deep brick red petals surround the rounded 'cones' of this spicily colored Helenium beginning in midsummer and continuing well into fall. As the flowers age oranges and yellows begin to show up adding to the festivities. The flowers attract smaller butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Mariachi™ Salsa Helenium is an easy to grow and pest resistant perennial that provides a riot of color on sturdy, compact, upright plants. Provide a full to mostly sunny location and average moisture. Item# 11395

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Marie Bracy Camellia, Spellbound Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Marie Bracy'

Large, loose anemone-form,coral pink flowers with heavy overtones of lavender are borne over an extended period from early to mid-season (basically November-March). A compact habit and upright to rounded form on a dense evergreen shrub. Marie Bracy is also sold as Spellbound. Item# 9735.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Marine Blue Salvia, Germander Sage

Salvia 'Marine Blue', S. chamaedryoides 'Marine Blue')

Dainty deep azure blue two-lipped tubular flowers are produced throughout the warmer months of the year, spring-fall, with some flowers basically year round in areas with mild winter climates. Considered to be an Australian hybrid of Germander Sage, Salvia chamaedryoides (some sources still list it as a selection) Marine Blue Salvia flowers over a much longer period on a slightly more vigorous plant but with the same gray-green fragrant foliage of the species. This is a compact growing plant that will slowly and unaggressively spread by root suckers and it will be happiest in a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Item# 11686

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

Marshmallow Sunset Angel's Trumpet (Double White w/ Orange)

Brugmansia x cubensis 'Marshmallow Sunset'

Marshmallow Sunset Angel's Trumpet produces large double, triple, or more creamy white, fragrant trumpets whose skirts darken through yellow to orange. This easy to grow double flowers even at a young age and over an exceptionally long period making this is a choice container specimen or add it to a tropical garden in areas where it is winter hardy. The creamy trumpets are most fragrant at night but it is still noticeable by morning. A great choice for a Moon Moth garden. Item# 11371

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W and larger in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Mary Allen Sargent™ Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Mary Allen Sargent'

Brilliant cherry red dense peony form medium-sized flowers are produced in mid to late season. Bobby Green states that the flowers of Mary Allen Sargent™ Camellia are of "a more brilliant color" than the dark red of the old favorite Professor Charles S. Sargent. This 2017 Green Nurseries introduction has a dense compact habit and slowly develops into a large evergreen shrub making it a choice selection for container culture as well as a bright show of color in the winter and early spring landscape. Images courtesy of Bobby Green and Green's Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11829

Grows To: 8-12'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Mary Gregory Stokesia Daisy, Stokes Aster

Stokesia laevis 'Mary Gregory

3" soft primrose yellow, cornflower-like daisies are born in summer on this durable and reliable, clump forming US native perennial. Stoke's Aster comes highly recommended and its easy to see why with moderate drought resistance, 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# 10487.

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

Mathilde Ferrier Oleander, Hardy Double Yellow Oleander

Nerium oleander 'Mathilde Ferrier'

Soft primrose yellow, fragrant double flowers are born in relatively large clusters that open over a long period. Mathilde Ferrier or Hardy Double Yellow Oleander is an old favorite and makes an excellent container specimen as well as being hardy enough to grow throughout zone 8 (see more info) and warmer regions. In mild winter climates this oleander often acts like large and vigorous growing shrub that can get large enough to be trained into a beautiful small evergreen tree. Item# 756.
 

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11, 8B with protection, (8A?)
Grows To: 8-15'H x 8-15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Maui Gold Giant Elephant Ears

Colocasia 'Maui Gold'

Remember how Elephant Ears were considered invasive, guess what this one is not! From the Royal Hawaiian series of Colocasias comes Maui Gold, a tightly clump forming, cold hardy perennial with a great tropical effect in the garden or in containers. The large 3'+, almost heart-shaped, tropical foliage of Maui Gold is a bright chartreuse green that sits atop sometimes purple tinged green stems. Prefers moist soils. Item# 10546.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

This newly introduced variety of Yellow Bells was selected for earlier and more consistent flowering habits. The large golden yellow trumpets are born in loose clusters from summer to fall on this woody perennial. Occasional deadheading promotes more blooms, though it is not required. Mulch deeply in winter for best results. Item # 9327

Grows To: 4-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Mega Celeste Fig

Ficus carica 'Mega Celeste'

Imagine Celeste on steroids as Mega Celeste produces medium to large figs with a flavor nearly as rich and sweet as its namesake. The large pear shaped to turbinate figs have a dark violet skin with white flesh and a dark purplish-red pulp. The eye is small but open and the figs are resistant to spoiling and splitting. Mega Celeste is known to produce a breba crop. This is a likely, but as of yet unconfirmed, unofficial LSU release from Dr. O'Rourke's breeding program. Item# 9918.

Grows To: 10'H x 10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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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
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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