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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.

 

Viette's Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia, Showy Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy', Rudbeckia fulgida 'Blovi'

A compact and free flowering Black Eyed Susan, Viette's Little Suzy produces an abundance of golden yellow dark eyed daisies over an exceptionally long period beginning in summer and continuing into fall. The dwarf compact habit makes this an easy choice for near the front of the garden or landscape as well as in containers. The flowers attract pollinators and other garden beneficials and the ripe seed heads are a feast for songbirds. Item# 11208

Grows To: 10-16''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

2-3" medium to light pink Hibiscus-like flowers are produced beginning in mid-spring and continuing often into late as fall under good conditions. The Virginia Salt Marsh Mallow is a vigorous and free flowering native, Hardy Hibiscus-like perennial and a member of the Hibiscus family. It dies back to the ground in winter and readily returns in spring. Selected as the 1989 North Carolina and the Virginia 2004 wildflower of the year! Item# 9401

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9,10 (mulch in 6,7,8)
Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Vivid Fall Obedient Plant, False Dragonshead

Physostegia virginiana 'Vivid'

Dense clusters of large deep purplish pink tubular flowers are born in late summer and early fall on this easy native perennial. Vivid Obedient Plant  has a compact habit that tops out at about two feet and it will readily spread by rhizomes creating a mass of sturdy stems and flowers. An easy and reliable native perennial that enjoys moist areas and attracts a variety of pollinators. Item# 10623.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 8-12''W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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In late summer and fall, Frostweed produces large flattened clusters of flowers that are used by a variety of pollinators including bees, migrating Monarchs and other butterflies. This is a relatively tall growing rhizomatous native perennial that will develop into a mass of upright stems and flowers. Frostweed, Verbesinca virginica, is typically found growing in moist to periodically dry soils in partly shaded to lightly shaded sites from the Edward's Plateau of west central Texas to Florida and as far north as Missouri and Kentucky.  Item# 11767

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade, Morning sun, Part sun, Full sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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White Hammock Shrubverbena, Small-Headed Lantana

Lantana canescens (white form)

Dainty clusters of creamy white flowers are produced throughout the growing season on this shrubby native Lantana and are followed by clusters of decorative pinkish purple fruit. Hammock Shrubverbena is a native of extreme southern Florida and the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The flowers provide nectar for a variety of pollinators including butterflies and bees. Use as an informal hedge or container plant where not hardy. Item# 11261

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

Clusters of pure white flowers with a darker eye may be born throughout summer and can nearly cover the top of the plant under good conditions. White or Swamp Milkweed is of the few shade tolerant Milkweeds but it seems to produce a fuller denser plant where it receives at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. An excellent choice for use as a Monarch host as it will remain evergreen in mild winters in zone 8B and warmer and a is good substitute for the Mexican Milkweed for those looking for a reliable locally native perennial Milkweed with a smaller compact habit. Asclepias perennis is native to much of the eastern central US. Item# 10451

Grows To: 1-2'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

A crown of deep sapphire blue filaments create a striking contrast with the white petals and sepals that are held against the rich green foliage throughout the growing season. The Blue Crown Passionflower is a vigorous growing tropical vine and can easily reach 20' once well-established. This is also one of the most reliably cold hardy Passionvines with foliage remaining evergreen in the mildest 8B winters but dying back to the ground in severe winters and returning readily in spring. The Blue Crown Passionflower may spread somewhat by rhizomes but it is generally much more tame than the Maypop. Cross pollination may produce tropical tasting tangy fruit that surrounds the dark seeds inside.  Item# 733.

Grows To: 15-20'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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White Profusion Butterfly Bush

Buddleja davidii 'White Profusion'

White, fragrant bloom spikes reaching 16", are held against the green, velvety foliage. Attracts scads of butterflies. Considered by many to be the best white butterfly bush. Item # 735.

Grows To: 4-6'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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White Rose of Montana, White Coral Vine

Antigonon leptopus 'Album'

An uncommon selection of Rose of Montana, this is a beautiful climbing perennial which produces sprays of lacy white flowers all summer and fall. It dies to the ground in winter, but faithfully returns from the ground each spring. Item # 826. 


If in the past year we have sent this item, and it did not bloom white, please advise us.

Grows To: 20-40'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

White Sky Flower, Golden Dewdrop

Duranta erecta 'Alba'

Pure-white 1/2" blooms are born in grape-like drooping clusters from spring/summer to frost on this large tropical shrub sometimes grown as a tender perennial or annual. In freeze-free climates the Duranta can be used as a hedge or screen or train them into beautiful small trees. In the mildest portions of zone 8B-9 it will often act as a die-back perennial. The blooms are followed by 1/2" golden berries giving it the name of 'Golden Dewdrop'. Item# 737.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4'W (8-10'H x 10-15' in mild climates)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

White Trailing Lantana, Weeping Lantana

Lantana montevidensis 'Trailing White'

Clusters of pure white flowers are borne from spring to frost on this easy and adaptable perennial. With a low, naturally spreading to weeping habit White Trailing Lantana makes an excellent choice for the garden or as a spiller in mixed containers. Excellent for butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Evergreen in mild winter climates and makes a wonderful freely flowering groundcover. Item# 10791.

Grows To: 1-2'H x 4-6'+W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

White Wand Penstemon, Tube Flowered Penstemon, Prairie Penstemon, Beardtongue

Penstemon tubiflorus var. tubiflorus, P. tubaeflorus

Large dense spikes of pure white foxglove-like flowers are born over a long period through spring and often well into summer on this beautiful clump forming native perennial. This wildflower's popularity for bouquets has made it nearly endangered in some areas. Great for butterflies, bees, and birds. Item# 9542.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Whiteleaf Mountainmint, Sage

Pycnanthemum albescens

Clusters of tiny, light pink, tubular flowers are encircled by a mass of velvety white, bract-like leaves in mid to late summer. Whiteleaf Mountainmint has a strong minty sage-like fragrance and can be used in place of sage in cooking. It is a clump forming perennial  with an upright growth habit. The dainty flowers are pollinated by a variety of smaller pollinators but are relished by bees. Easy to grow and deer and pest resistant. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established. Item# 10669.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,(possibly colder)
Grows To: 2-3'H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Clusters of small white to greenish-white flowers are borne mainly in summer among the finely textured, narrow, dark-green foliage of Whorled Milkweed. This is a tough, native, taprooted perennial found throughout all but the most western portions of the US as well as into Canada. Whorled Milkweed is a host to the Monarch and Queen butterflies. Item# 10221.


Grows To: 18-30"H x 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Large pyramidal clusters of 1" long, tubular, light lemon yellow flowers are produced throughout summer on this vigorous and easy to grow tropical to subtropical shrub or root hardy perennial. Willow-Leaved Cestrum, or Chilean Jessamine, is an easy to grow and relatively pest free addition to the perennial garden or use it as a hedge or screen in mild winter climates. It grows to about 5' as a perennial and can reach 7-10'H or even 14'H as a shrub. One of the most cold hardy Cestrums. Item# 11317

Grows To: 4-8'H+ x 4-6'W, to 12-14'H in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Windwalker® Royal Red Salvia

Salvia darcyi x S. microphylla 'PWIN03S'

From tall dark burgundy tinged spikes and calyxes emerge intense blood red two-lipped tubular flowers atop this vigorous drought resistant and reliably cold hardy perennial Salvia. Windwalker® Royal Red Salvia is sure to draw hummingbirds for miles with its late spring to fall display of extra large nectar rich flowers. Selected not only for its intensely colored flowers but also for its vigor and reliable return even in zone 5 and 6, Windwalker® Royal Red Salvia grows faster and larger than its close cousins and expect it to easily reach 3-4' high and wide so give it some room. Provide a soil with excellent drainage and a full to mostly sunny site for optimum health and flowering. A 2015 Plant Select® award winner. Item# 11690

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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Winter Cassia, Christmas Senna, Butterfly Bush

Senna bicapsularis, Cassia bicapsularis, S. pendula

Few plants can bring color to the fall garden like the Winter Cassia! Clusters of butterfly-like bright yellow 1" blooms are borne in October-November on this large arching tree-like shrub or root hardy perennial. The Winter Cassia may freeze to the ground in the northern portions of its range but it is quick to return in spring. A host plant to Sulphur butterflies and nectar source for a variety of pollinators. Item# 10659.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Yellow Barleria, Giant Shrimp Plant, Giant Yellow Justicia

Barleria oenotheroides, B. micans, B. discolor, Barleriopsis micans, Justicia oxyphylla

Spikes of brilliant yellow, funnel shaped flowers are produced on new growth throughout the year on this naturally evergreen, tropical shrub-like perennial. Yellow Barleria makes for an easy to grow container plant in areas where frosts and freezes are common providing sunny color during the cool days of winter as well as summer. In hot summer climates we find that the foliage remains the darkest green where it gets mostly shade but good indirect sunlight is required for healthy growth. In areas with cooler summers it can be grown in more sun. The nearly 2" wide flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Item# 11063

Grows To: 3-4'+H x 2-3'+W
Outdoor Light: Shaded conditions in hot summer climates, More sun in cooler climates

Yellow Cape Honeysuckle

Tecoma capensis 'Aurea', Tecomaria capensis, Bignonia capensis, T. petersii

A beautiful clear yellow Cape Honeysuckle that produces masses of 2" tubular flowers in large clusters in summer and fall or nearly continuously throughout the year under frost free conditions. This easy heat and sun loving tropical can be grown as a medium to large arching shrub or hedge, vine or espalier, and can be trained into tree standards. The tubular flowers are a treat for hummingbirds and larger butterflies. Where not hardy it is easily maintained as a container plant. Item# 746.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W, to 20' as a vine in frost free climates.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Yellow Native Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens var sulphureus

Beautiful yellow tubular blooms are born from spring to fall. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies make this a lovely vine for fence, arbor or trellis. It is evergreen and vigorous, but easy to control. Item # 1075.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 6-10'(-15')H, spaced at 4-6' or more.
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Viette's Little Suzy Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia, Showy Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida var. speciosa 'Viette's Little Suzy', Rudbeckia fulgida 'Blovi'

A compact and free flowering Black Eyed Susan, Viette's Little Suzy produces an abundance of golden yellow dark eyed daisies over an exceptionally long period beginning in summer and continuing into fall. The dwarf compact habit makes this an easy choice for near the front of the garden or landscape as well as in containers. The flowers attract pollinators and other garden beneficials and the ripe seed heads are a feast for songbirds. Item# 11208

Grows To: 10-16''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

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