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Butterfly Nectar Sources

Attract loads of butterflies to your garden with our excellent selection of nectar producing butterfly plants. From Porterweed, Butterfly Bushes, Butterfly Weed, Lantana, Vitex, to Pentas as well as many other beautiful and free flowering nectar producing plants that are sure to bring these fluttering wonders into your garden from spring to fall.

Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

A vigorous and reliable Oakleaf Hydrangea selection with sturdy stems and good sun tolerance. The 10-14" white bloom panicles, with individual blooms as large as a half-dollar, are borne in spring and fade to pink. Oakleaf Hydrangeas are beloved in the garden not only for their blooms but they also have the beautiful oak-leaf shaped foliage, which turns to shades of pink, red, burgundy, and purple in fall along with the interesting peeling bark on older stems. Item# 9103

Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
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Amistad Salvia, Friendship Sage

Salvia x 'Amistad' PP23578

Truly one of the very best perennial Salvias! An endless display of huge purple tubular flowers that emerge from dark colored calyxes are borne from spring to frost on this vigorous growing hybrid Salvia. Amistad Salvia begins flowering even when still small and your hummingbirds, butterflies, and native bees will love you for its continuous supply of rich nectar. Give this big guy plenty of room because it can exceed 6' wide by the end of summer with a mature height of about 4'! Item# 10567

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 22
US$9.99

Anise Hyssop, Blue Agastache

Agastache foeniculum, A. anisatum

Azure blue, 4-6'' spikes are held above the Anise scented foliage in summer.An upright growing clump forming native perennial. This popular herb was used as a healing herb by American Indians and is great for making jellies, potpourris, and teas. An excellent plant for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 3022.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$9.99
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Anise Hyssop, Blue Agastache

Agastache foeniculum, A. anisatum

Azure blue, 4-6'' spikes are held above the Anise scented foliage in summer.An upright growing clump forming native perennial. This popular herb was used as a healing herb by American Indians and is great for making jellies, potpourris, and teas. An excellent plant for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Item# 11457

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 1
US$7.99

Appalachian Mountainmint, Savanna Mountainmint

Pycnanthemum flexuosum, P. hyssopifolium, Koellia hugeri, K. hyssopifolia

Frilly, rounded clusters of dainty white tubular flowers are borne in summer atop sturdy stems and are an excellent nectar source for a variety of smaller pollinators and garden beneficials. Savanna or Appalachian Mountainmint has nicely fragrant, medium green foliage and is considered to be one of the better Mountainmints for garden settings as it is not as prone to spreading by rhizomes. Item# 10765.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$9.99
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Apricot Sunrise produces an endless display of soft orange to soft golden yellow tubular flowers in spikes from summer and into fall well above the fragrant foliage. An excellent choice for hummingbird and butterfly gardens with a soft airy texture. Provide a full sun or near full sun location with average moist but well-drained soils. Item# 10210.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch R / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$7.99
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Argentine Skies Salvia, Anise Sage, Brazilian Sage

Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies'

Light clear blue, 2" tubular blooms are borne on tall spikes from Spring to Fall on this vigorous perennial. Rich green glossy foliage and an easy and reliable perennial for full to mostly sunny sites in the garden. Argentine Skies Salvia, an Anise Sage, is excellent for hummingbirds and larger butterflies providing a near continuous procession of nectar rich flowers throughout the growing season. Item# 9948

 

Grows To: 36-48''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 36
US$8.99

Spikes of sunny yellow tubular flowers are borne nearly continuously from spring to frost atop fragrant blue-gray foliage. Arizona™ Sun Agastache is a compact hybrid of our native perennial Agastache selected for its short, compact, freely branching, and exceptionally free flowering habit. A delight for hummingbirds and butterflies, the Arizona™ Sun Agastache are perfectly sized to create colorful containers or to add color in garden. These plants have plenty of flower power and will revel in the heat and sun of summer producing a nearly endless display of color. Item# 10789.

Grows To: 10-16''H x 10-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch R / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$7.99
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Aromi's Country Cousin Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Country Cousin'

From nearly red buds open large rich pink flowers that lighten toward the center of the flower and have a yellow-orange blotch. A wonderful pink Aromi hybrid deciduous azalea, Country Cousin is suited to the heat and humidity of southern summers. Early to mid-spring flowering and attracts spring butterflies.In the garden, the Aromi Deciduous Azalea Hybrids have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of, or are improvements upon, our most beautiful, US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called bush honeysuckles, and yet are easy and vigorous enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 10439.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch R / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's Dancing Rabbit Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Dancing Rabbit'

Dancing Rabbit produces deep yellow buds that open to bright yellow azalea blossoms with a deep yellow blotch that sit in full, rounded clusters and absolutely cover up this plant in spring! Exceptionally vigorous as well. A gorgeous spring show, fragrant, and it attracts butterflies and other spring pollinators. In the garden, the Aromi Deciduous Azalea Hybrids have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of, or are improvements upon, our most beautiful, US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called bush honeysuckles, and yet are easy and vigorous enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 10719.

 

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's Great Balls of Fire Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Great Balls of Fire' or R. flammeum 'Great Balls of Fire'

Great Balls of Fire is right! Medium to large clusters of large, fiery orange, fragrant azalea blossoms produce a wonderful effect and whose colors are sure to warm up the spring garden. Maarten van der Giessen says this one is of questionable origins and may not be a true Aromi hybrid but could be a Rhododendron flammeum selection, either way it seems to be a good performer and was selected with the rest of the Aromi hybrids from John Allen Smith's Gardens. Early to mid-spring flowering and sure to attract pollinators. In the garden, the Aromi Deciduous Azalea Hybrids have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of, or are improvements upon, our most beautiful, US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy and vigorous enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 10440.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's King's Wizard Deciduous Native Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Kings Wizard'

Large rounded flower clusters are composed of large, nicely fragrant, golden yellow touched with bright red and have a darker orange blotch. Aromi's King's Wizard Deciduous Azalea flowers just before and as the new foliage is emerging in early spring and the nectar rich flowers attract butterfly pollinators. In the garden, Aromi Hybrid Deciduous Azaleas have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of our US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 11104

Grows To: 6-12'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's Linda Guy Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Linda Guy'

The largest of the Aromi's says Maarten van der Giessen! Deep pink buds open to 2-1/2" wide clear pink flowers with a golden blotch that sit in neat rounded clusters atop bare stems. Not your typical pink deciduous azalea, a standout like the wonderful lady it was named after. A gorgeous spring show, fragrant, and it attracts butterflies and other spring pollinators. In the garden, the Aromi Deciduous Azalea Hybrids have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of, or are improvements upon, our most beautiful, US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy and vigorous enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 10720.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's Moondreams Deciduous Native Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Moondreams'

Moondreams produces large clusters of large fragrant white flowers with the uppermost petal painted with a golden blotch to guide nectaring butterflies. In the garden, Aromi Hybrid Deciduous Azaleas have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of our US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Provide these native Rhododendron hybrids with a well-drained, average moist, acidic soil rich in organic matter and an organic mulch. Midday to afternoon shade is preferred in areas with hot summer climates. Item# 11103

Grows To: 6-12'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's Red Pepper Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Red Pepper'

Wow! Red Pepper is another heat tolerant Aromi deciduous azalea hybrid that has definitely earned a spot in our garden! No wonder it was the 2008 American Rhododendron Society's Rhododendron of the Year! The glowing, rich red-orange azalea blossoms sit in neat rounded clusters atop bare stems. A gorgeous spring show, fragrant, and it attracts butterflies and other spring pollinators. In the garden, the Aromi Deciduous Azalea Hybrids have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of, or are improvements upon, our most beautiful, US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy and vigorous enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 10441.

 

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's Southern Sunset Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Southern Sunset'

Bright yellow flowers that are flushed with red and with a golden blotch that gives an overall soft orange appearance. The flowers all sit in neat rounded clusters atop bare stems. The Southern Sunset Deciduous Azalea produces a gorgeous and fragrant spring show and it attracts butterflies and other spring pollinators. In the garden, the Aromi Deciduous Azalea Hybrids have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of, or are improvements upon, our most beautiful, US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy and vigorous enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 10721.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 1
US$14.99

Aromi's Spring Fanfare Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Spring Fanfare'

"Even better than Aromi Sunrise" and "Spectacular" says Maarten van der Giessen! Deep red, orange, and yellow buds open to huge, deep yellow azalea blossoms that sit in neat rounded clusters atop bare stems. A gorgeous spring show, fragrant, and it attracts butterflies and other spring pollinators. In the garden, the Aromi Deciduous Azalea Hybrids have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of, or are improvements upon, our most beautiful, US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy and vigorous enough for the average gardener to be successful with. Item# 10707.

 

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock

Aromi's Spring Sensation Deciduous Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Spring Sensation'

Large, full, rounded clusters of soft pink, fragrant flowers are borne in late spring on this deciduous hybrid azalea. Spring Sensation was bred and selected for heat and humidity tolerance for southern gardens by Dr. Eugene Aromi of Mobile, Alabama as well as for its ability to load up with exceptionally large flower clusters.In the garden, Aromi Hybrid Deciduous Azaleas have the look, feel, and fragrance of many of our US native deciduous azaleas, sometimes called Bush Honeysuckles, and yet are easy enough for the average gardener to be successful with.Item# 10150.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade, Filtered Shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
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Aromi's Touch of Pink Deciduous Native Azalea

Rhododendron x 'Touch of Pink'

Light yellow buds open to display large fragrant white flowers with a golden yellow blotch, or butterfly guide, on the uppermost petals that are flanked by white petals touched with deep pink. Aromi's Touch of Pink Deciduous Azalea flowers before and as the new foliage is open and the nectar rich flowers attract butterfly pollinators. Provide these native Rhododendron hybrids with a well-drained, average moist, acidic soil rich in organic matter and an organic mulch. Midday to afternoon shade is preferred in areas with hot summer climates. Item# 11102

Grows To: 6-12'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (N regions), Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 9
US$14.99

Large clusters of white late spring flowers produce green berries that ripen to a blue-black. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators and the edible fruits attract a variety of wildlife, especially birds. Arrowwood Viburnum is a vigorous growing, naturally rounded, multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with rich green foliage and is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions. Fall color includes yellows, orange, reds, and near purple. Arrowwood Viburnum makes an easy hedge, background specimen, or screen. Easy and reliable. Item# 10320.

Grows To: 6-8'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$9.99
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Cannot Ship To: AZ,CA

Augusta Duelberg Mealycup Sage

Salvia farinacea 'Augusta Duelberg'

This Greg Grant introduction produces loads of white spikes of tubular flowers from late spring to fall on this durable, Texas tough native. Augusta 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# 9782.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$7.99
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Azure Blue Sage

Salvia azurea var. azurea

Large spikes of deep blue, tubular flowers are born in summer, late summer, and sometimes into fall on this clump forming native perennial wildflower. Under natural conditions Azure Blue Sage produces tall arching stems that terminate into large, often branching, spikes of flowers that are quite suited to use by Hummingbirds and butterflies. Great at the back of the garden or in natural settings. Item# 10460.

Grows To: 3-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$7.99
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Bahama Blue Passion Flower, Passion Vine

Passiflora caerulea 'Bahama Blue'

4-5" wide flowers with white petals and sepals are topped by a crown of white filaments with a light purple halo surrounding the central portion of these exotic looking flowers. Bahama Blue Passion Flower is a beautiful and vigorous free flowering selection of the Blue Crown Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea, with all its hardiness and reliability. The nectar rich flowers are adored by larger bees and the foliage is a host to a variety of butterflies. Item# 11222

Grows To: 15-20'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
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Baja Red Rose of Montana, Coral Vine

Antigonon leptopus 'Baja Red'

This is the selection with the deepest red color, comes from seed collected in southern Baja California. It  flowers all summer and fall. It dies to the ground in winter, but faithfully returns from the ground each spring. An easy to grow and drought tolerant heirloom plant. A bee-keepers pollen favorite, we are told! Item # 9027.

Grows To: Vining to 40'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
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Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea

Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

A vigorous and reliable Oakleaf Hydrangea selection with sturdy stems and good sun tolerance. The 10-14" white bloom panicles, with individual blooms as large as a half-dollar, are borne in spring and fade to pink. Oakleaf Hydrangeas are beloved in the garden not only for their blooms but they also have the beautiful oak-leaf shaped foliage, which turns to shades of pink, red, burgundy, and purple in fall along with the interesting peeling bark on older stems. Item# 9103

Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
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