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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.

 

Hempleaf Vitex, Chinese Vitex

Vitex negundo var. cannabifolia, V. cannabifolia

Large dense branched pannicles to 12" x 12" are composed of multitudes of small pale purple tubular flowers are produced over an extended period through much of summer and attract a variety of pollinators including smaller shorter tongued bees like Honeybees as well as larger native bees like Bumblebees. The large palmate foliage of Hempleaf Vitex resembles that of the Hemp plant and thus the specific epithet of "cannibifolia". Like its close cousin the Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus, the Hempleaf Vitex, Vitex negundo var. cannibofolia, is an easy to grow sun and heat loving deciduous shrub that prefers an average to well-drained soil. It appears to have few pests or disease issues and is unlikely to be bothered by deer. Item# 11879

Grows To: 15-30'H x 15-20'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Henry Duelberg Mealycup Sage

Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg'

This Greg Grant introduction produces loads of medium-dark blue spikes of tubular flowers from late spring to fall on this durable, Texas tough native. Henry Duelberg Mealycup Sage is larger growing than the ones found at most nurseries and will top out at about 30"H and wide. This is a wonderful drought tolerant, reliable, native perennial for the garden. Item# 9781.

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

High Fragrance Camellia

Camellia x 'High Fragrance'

Wonderfully fragrant, sometimes compared to Jasmine, Sweet Peas, and Rose, medium to large, pale to medium pink, peony form flowers are born in mid to late season. High Fragrance is a vigorous growing Camellia with a strongly upright to open habit that lends itself to tree forms. Item# 10662.

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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Hollow Joe Pye Weed, Queen of the Meadow, Trumpet Weed

Eutrochium fistulosum, Eupatorium fistulosum

Large rounded clusters of composed of hundreds of dainty pinkish-purple flowers are borne in mid to late summer atop tall, sturdy, upright to arching, hollow, purple spotted stems with whorled, medium green, rugose foliage. Joe Pye Weed is a long-lived clump forming native perennial that is typically found growing on stream banks and other moist areas but it does just fine under average garden conditions as well. Joe Pye Weed's nectar rich flowers attracts butterflies and a variety of smaller pollinators. Item# 475.

Grows To: 6-9'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The large, 3-4" wide, frilly daisies of Honeysong Stokesia or Stokes Aster are a true royal purple with centers that darken with age and include tinges of red near the center of the flowers. Stokesia is a tough as nails clump forming native perennial with a tidy habit and long flowering season. The flowers attract a myriad of pollinators and the plants are rarely bothered by pests, deer, and rabbits. Provide a full to mostly sunny position for optimum vigor and flowering. A super easy long lived perennial that readily multiplies into dense clumps. Stokesia also makes a good cut flower for fresh arrangements. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, all rights reserved. Item# 11628

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(5,6 if mulched)
Grows To: 10-12''H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Hopley's Golden Variegated Abelia

Abelia x grandiflora 'Hopley's Variegated'

Beautiful light pink blooms on a low spreading bush with golden variegated leaves, a marvelous combination. Attracts butterflies. Item # 9006.

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

Hummingbird Bush, Flame Acanthus

Anisacanthus quadrifidus var wrightii, A. quadrifidus

Deep reddish-orange upward facing tubular blooms are borne an upright to spreading deciduous shrub. Blooms from mid-summer to fall. As the name implies, Hummingbirds enjoy the nectar of this shrub. A tough Texas native and is drought tolerant once established. Cut to the ground in spring for denser growth. Needs a well drained soil. Item# 461

Grows To: 4'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Hummingbird Clethra, Summersweet, Sweet Pepper Bush

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Dense spikes of fragrant white flowers nearly cover up this dense and compact selection of our native Summersweet and contrast nicely with its deep green foliage. The fragrant flowers attract loads of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Hummingbird Clethra was selected for its exceptional flower power, as compared to other Clethras, as well as for its dense, compact, naturally rounded habit. Provide Clethras with a well-drained, wet to moist soil. The more direct sunlight you can provide the better the flower show tends to be. In hot summer climates provide shade to filtered shade during the hottest part of the day. Item# 11900

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Part sun, *Full sun to Mostly sunny in wet soils
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Clusters of 2" deep reddish orange upward facing tubular blooms are born from summer to fall, making this a choice plant for fall migrating Hummingbirds. The bright nectar rich flowers are held on sturdy stems above the beautiful bluish gray velvety foliage on this tough little heat and sun loving perennial. Typically freezes to the ground in winter but readily returns in spring. Drought tolerant once well established and does best in well drained soils. Item# 9563.

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Imbricata Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Imbricata'

Deep carmine red, perfectly formed, medium sized flowers are produced in midseason on this old favorite heirloom Camellia. The perfectly arranged petals are sometimes striped with white. Imbricata Camellia is also known as: Imbricata Rubra, Prince Eugene Napoleon, Ladiner's Red, Pope Pius IX, and Rubra Plena. The many common names attest to the popularity of this 1820's introduction from China to England and to the US around the 1850's. Provide a well-drained, acid soil with average moisture. Item# 11576

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
Currently In Stock: 4
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Indian Summer™ Trumpet Creeper

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Kudian'

Coral-orange, 3-4" long trumpet-shaped flowers are born in clusters beginning in summer and may last into fall on well-established plants. Indian Summer™ Trumpet Creeper is a sterile hybrid of our native Campsis radicans and the non-native C. grandiflora and so it spends more time flowering and less time reseeding in the garden. Attracts hummingbirds. Trumpet Creeper's vigor, tolerance of poor soils, and durability lend it to use in difficult sites. Use as an espalier, allow it to climb a sturdy fence, or cover an arbor. Item# 10475.

Grows To: 10-20'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Iron Butterfly Narrowleaf Ironweed

Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'

In mid to late summer large clusters of frilly deep purple flowers sit atop short sturdy stems that are covered in fine dark green narrow foliage giving this tough as nails perennial as soft pleasing texture even when not in flower. Iron Butterfly Ironweed is as tough as its name implies, even though this is a selection of a rare species, it can tolerate short periods of drought or periodic inundation with ease. A nice tightly clump forming perennial from the works of Dr. Allen Armitage and the UGA horticulture program. The flowers provide much needed late summer fodder for bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Item# 10929.

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

Irrational Exuberance Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Irrational Exuberance'

Wow, what an aptly named beauty! Truly one of the showiest and most elegant variegated Camellias to date! The flowers of Irrational Exuberance are composed of petals that are broadly edged in white and quickly change into brilliantly contrasting deep rosy red at its heart. The medium sized flowers can take many forms and are produced in midseason (February and March) on a moderately slow growing and somewhat weeping to spreading shrub. Expect Irrational Exuberance Camellia to reach about half the size of typical Camellia Japonica cultivars in 10 years. A newly available Camellia from the breeding work of Bobby Green and Green Nurseries. Image courtesy of Bobby Green and Green Nurseries. Item# 11340

Grows To: 4-5'H x 5-6'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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Ischia Fig

Ficus carica 'Ischia'

Ischia Fig is a heavy producer of small to fairly large fruit that ripens to greenish yellow and has a rich flavor. It is well suited to container culture.  For the best growth and largest crops, provide your figs with a well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Images courtesy of Agristarts, Inc. All rights reserved. Item# 11267

Grows To: 4-10'H x 6-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Italian Jasmine, Yellow Jasmine, Himalayan Jasmine, Florida Yellow Jasmine

Jasminum humile 'Revolutum', J. reevesii, J. wallichianum, J. revolutum, J. pubigerum

Clusters of up to 12 rich yellow fragrant 1" star-shaped blooms are borne from early spring to late fall on this large evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub which can be allowed to grow into a large widely arching shrub or is easily trained to a trellis or other support. Item # 470.

Grows To: 8-12'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 9
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Italian Jasmine, Yellow Jasmine, Himalayan Jasmine, Florida Yellow Jasmine

Jasminum humile 'Revolutum', J. reevesii, J. wallichianum, J. revolutum, J. pubigerum

Clusters of up to 12 rich yellow fragrant 1" star-shaped blooms are borne from early spring to late fall on this large evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub which can be allowed to grow into a large widely arching shrub or is easily trained to a trellis or other support. Item# 10058.

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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Jean Pasko Angel's Trumpet, sometimes Jean Pasco, produces 10" long, fragrant, dangling trumpets that are a combination of dark orange, gold, and yellow. A natural hybrid discovered by its namesake in Columbia and is a widely popular and free-flowering selection. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like dieback perennials in the northern parts of its range but readily return from the roots in spring. They make easy container plants as well. Item# 10747.
 
 

Grows To: 6-9'H x 3-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A vigorous award winning Louisiana Iris, Jeri produces loads of large, rich dark purple flowers in spring that are sure to stop traffic. Its vigor lends it to use as a tall groundcover for moist areas or it will do just fine in average moist garden soils. Item# 10488.

Grows To: 30-36"H, space at 12-18"
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Jury's Yellow Camellia

Camellia x williamsii 'Jury's Yellow', C. japonica 'Jury's Yellow'

The medium sized anemone form flowers are composed of a row of white outer petals centered by pale yellowish petaloids interspersed with golden stamens helping to create the yellow effect that has long been sought after in Camellias and this was one of the earliest hybrids to display it. Jury's Yellow Camellia is a long flowering hybrid that begins early in the season and continues into late season.  This is a moderately vigorous 'x williamsii' hybrid with an upright to rounded habit and dense branching growth habit. Use this large evergreen shrub as a specimen in the garden and landscape or as a container plant. Camellias prefer a moist to average moist well-drained loamy to sandy acidic soil with a deep organic mulch. Item# 11665

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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Kadota produces heavy crops of medium sized flattened green figs that ripen to a yellow green color. The fruit has white flesh and an amber pulp with small seeds and excellent to fair flavor. Good for fresh eating and drying and LSU says it is an excellent choice for preserves. The open eye is filled with honeydew which prevents souring. Kadota ripens in mid season and is considered to be the most widely grown commercial cultivar in California. Item# 9501

Grows To: 8-10' x 8-10'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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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

Korean Spice Viburnum

Viburnum carlesii

Clusters of dark pink to red buds open to highly fragrant white flowers in mid and late spring. The flowers are followed by 1/4" red fruit that ripens to black. Fall foliage often becomes a brilliant red.Item # 480.

Grows To: 6'H x 6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Kotsuya Nomura™ Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Kotsuya Nomura'

The perfectly formed, deep cherry red flowers of Kotsuya Nomura are edged in bright white and surround a neatly contrasting boss of yellow stamens. Flowers early to mid season. In the words of Bobby Green this Camellia is exceptionally vigorous and can quickly develop into a courtyard or patio tree. This Green Nurseries introduction is a seedling of Tama-No-Mura but has a double row of petals and was named in honor of the great Japanese baseball pitcher. Item# 10843.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 8-10'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 48
US$14.99
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Kramer's Supreme Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Kramer's Supreme'

An old favorite noted for its light fragrance and large deep red double peony-like blooms in mid-late season (early spring for us). An upright growing to rounded dense evergreen shrub with rich glossy green foliage. Item# 9166.

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
Currently In Stock: 10
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Hempleaf Vitex, Chinese Vitex

Vitex negundo var. cannabifolia, V. cannabifolia

Large dense branched pannicles to 12" x 12" are composed of multitudes of small pale purple tubular flowers are produced over an extended period through much of summer and attract a variety of pollinators including smaller shorter tongued bees like Honeybees as well as larger native bees like Bumblebees. The large palmate foliage of Hempleaf Vitex resembles that of the Hemp plant and thus the specific epithet of "cannibifolia". Like its close cousin the Chaste Tree, Vitex agnus-castus, the Hempleaf Vitex, Vitex negundo var. cannibofolia, is an easy to grow sun and heat loving deciduous shrub that prefers an average to well-drained soil. It appears to have few pests or disease issues and is unlikely to be bothered by deer. Item# 11879

Grows To: 15-30'H x 15-20'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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