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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.

 

Golden Shrub Daisy, African Shrub Daisy

Euryops chrysanthemoides

Bright sunny yellow daisy-like flowers are held against a backdrop of deep green medium to fine textured foliage and are produced nearly throughout the year under warm tropical conditions. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. The Golden Shrub Daisy, Euryops pectinatus, is a naturally evergreen heat and sunloving tropical shrub that has become a popular addition to sunny tropical gardens and for use as a container plant where it is not hardy. It commonly grows to about 2-4'H x 2-3'W and can be kept smaller with pruning. Provide the Golden Shrub Daisy with a full to mostly site in an average to well-drained, fertile soil. Item# 751

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Goldstrum Black-Eyed Susan, Rudbeckia

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldstrum'

A profusion of dark-eyed golden yellow, 3-5'', daisies are held above the tidy rosette of foliage throughout summer. A reliable, tough, and deservedly award winning clump forming perennial. Excellent for butterflies and the birds will enjoy the seedheads in winter. Item# 9155.

Grows To: 12''H x 12-18''W (Flower stalks 2'H)
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Grand Cascade Butterfly Bush

Buddleja 'Grand Cascade' PPAF

Enormous conicle lavender clusters, to 4" wide and 12-14" long, composed of tiny fragrant nectar rich flowers adorn the weeping stems of this fountaining Butterfly Bush in summer and fall. Grand 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. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11634

Grows To: 5-6'H x 7-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Grandstand™ Blue Bicolor Salvia, Sage

Salvia splendens 'Grandstand Blue Bicolor' PPAF?

Large white tipped deep violet blue tubular flowers emerge from dark violet-blue calyxes in dense spikes throughout the growing season on this vigorous, yet compact, self-cleaning tropical Salvia. Grandstand™ Blue Bicolor Salvia is similar to the commonly planted annual Salvias, Salvia splendens, only in a little bigger, better, bolder size, and a unique color combination! Expect an aerial dogfight when your neighbor's hummingbirds show up for a feast. Suitable for use in medium-sized containers in mixed company or as specimens as well as spring to fall color in gardens and landscapes. The Grandstand™ Salvias are also non-daylength specific meaning that they can potentially flower year round under warm tropical conditions. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Green Fuse Botanicals® Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12540

Grows To: 12-18''H x 10-14''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Grandstand™ Red Lipstick Pink Salvia, Sage

Salvia splendens 'Grandstand Red Lipstick Pink' PPAF?

Large white tipped medium pink tubular flowers emerge from nicely contrasting deep intense red calyxes in dense spikes throughout the growing season on this vigorous, yet compact, self-cleaning tropical Salvia. Grandstand™ Red Lipstick Pink Salvia is similar to the commonly planted annual Salvias, Salvia splendens, only in a little bigger, better, bolder size, and a unique color combination! Expect an aerial dogfight when your neighbor's hummingbirds show up for a feast. Suitable for use in medium-sized containers in mixed company or as specimens as well as spring to fall color in gardens and landscapes. The Grandstand™ Salvias are also non-daylength specific meaning that they can potentially flower year round under warm tropical conditions. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Green Fuse Botanicals® Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12541

Grows To: 12-18''H x 10-14''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Grandstand™ Red Salvia, Sage

Salvia splendens 'Grandstand Red' PPAF?

Large intense red tubular flowers emerge from equally bright red calyxes in dense spikes throughout the growing season on this vigorous, yet compact, self-cleaning tropical Salvia. Grandstand™ Red Salvia is similar to the commonly planted annual Salvias, Salvia splendens, only in a little bigger, better, bolder size! Expect an aerial dogfight when your neighbor's hummingbirds show up for a feast. Suitable for use in medium-sized containers in mixed company or as specimens as well as spring to fall color in gardens and landscapes. The Grandstand™ Tropical Salvias are also non-daylength specific meaning that they can potentially flower year round under warm tropical conditions. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Green Fuse Botanicals® Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12539

Grows To: 12-18''H x 10-14''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Grandstand™ Salmon Salvia, Sage

Salvia splendens 'Grandstand Salmon' PPAF?

Large salmon colored tubular flowers emerge from complementary colored orange-ish calyxes in dense spikes throughout the growing season on this vigorous, yet compact, self-cleaning tropical Salvia. Grandstand™ Salmon Salvia is similar to the commonly planted annual Salvias, Salvia splendens, only in a little bigger, better, bolder size, and a unique color combination! Expect an aerial dogfight when your neighbor's hummingbirds show up for a feast. Suitable for use in medium-sized containers in mixed company or as specimens as well as spring to fall color in gardens and landscapes. The Grandstand™ Salvias are also non-daylength specific meaning that they can potentially flower year round under warm tropical conditions. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Green Fuse Botanicals® Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12542

Grows To: 12-18''H x 10-14''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Grandstand™ Strawberry Bicolor Salvia, Sage

Salvia splendens 'Grandstand Strawberry Bicolor' PPAF?

Large white tipped pink tubular flowers emerge from complementary colored strawberry-pink striped calyxes in dense spikes that are a deeper strawberry red at their tips and are produced throughout the growing season on this vigorous, yet compact, self-cleaning tropical Salvia. Grandstand™ Strawberry Bicolor Salvia is similar to the commonly planted annual Salvias, Salvia splendens, only in a little bigger, better, bolder size, and a unique color combination! Expect an aerial dogfight when your neighbor's hummingbirds show up for a feast. Suitable for use in medium-sized containers in mixed company or as specimens as well as spring to fall color in gardens and landscapes. The Grandstand™ Salvias are also non-daylength specific meaning that they can potentially flower year round under warm tropical conditions. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Green Fuse Botanicals® Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12543

Grows To: 12-18''H x 10-14''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Gregg's Mist Flower, West Texas Ageratum

Conoclinium greggii, C. dissectum, Eupatorium greggii

Flat topped clusters of bluish-purple Ageratum-like flowers are borne atop short sturdy stems that are adorned with finely cut and softly textured, medium green foliage. The flowers attract loads of butterflies as well as other pollinators and Gregg's Mist Flower flowers most heavily beginning in late summer and lasting through fall. Its rhizomatous though non-aggressive nature makes this durable and drought resistant perennial an excellent addition to the garden where it can be utilized as a groundcover as well as in naturalistic settings. It does seem to prefer a little midday and afternoon shade, especially in the hottest summer climates and in dryer settings. Item# 10811.

Grows To: 18-24"H space about 12-18" apart
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun*

A multitude of tall spikes of small purple foxglove like blooms are born in spring on this evergreen native perennial. Great for butterflies, bees, & birds. Reseeds readily. Enjoys an average moist to moist soil with ample sunlight. Excellent as a cut flower. Item# 9158.

Grows To: 18-24''H x 16-20''W
Outdoor Light: Part Sun

Hairy Mountainmint, Whorled Mountainmint

Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum

Dense clusters of dainty white to lavender tubular flowers top the hairy blue-green to green fragrant foliage in summer. The small nectar rich flowers of Hairy Mountain Mint attract a wide variety of pollinators, and are especially important to native bees. This is a rhizomatous native perennial that will readily spread especially in moist soils. Hairy Mountainmint, Pycnanthemum verticillatum var. pilosum, is native to the northcentral US, mainly Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Arkansas, eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky and as far south as northern Mississippi. It is typically found in moist, calcareous soils but can tolerate drier sites where it is less likely to spread aggressively. Item# 11763

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W and spreading, space at about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Hairy Swamp Rosemallow, Woolly Swamp Mallow

Hibiscus lasiocarpus, H. moscheutos subsp. lasiocarpus

This native perennial Hibiscus produces 5-6" wide white flowers with a deep burgundy eye over a long period in summer held in clusters atop the white to silvery green foliage. The Hairy Swamp Rosemallow, Hibiscus lasiocarpus, is a perennial Hibiscus that is native to moist acidic soils but will perform nicely in average garden soils in full sun. The perennial native Hibiscus are hosts to a wide variety of butterfly species. Item# 9744

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Hallie Evergreen Azalea (Aromi)

Rhododendron x 'Hallie'

Billowy, ruffly edged, double, purplish pink, 2-3" wide flowers are produced in early to midspring and are held against a foil of deep green, medium textured foliage with the flowers attracting bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and curious passersby. Hallie Evergreen Azalea is an unusual and uncommon Aromi hybrid that develops into a medium-sized, densely branched shrub. Azaleas do best in average moist, acidic soils that are rich in organic matter but have good to excellent drainage and should be top dressed with an organic mulch such as pine straw and pine bark. We recommend using a slow-release, non-burning fertilizer that is labeled for acidic loving plants. Images courtesy of Maarten Van der Giessen, Van der Giessens Nursery, all rights reserved. Item# 12572

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Morning sun, Filtered shade, Part shade, Light shade, *Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Hannah Ray Weeping Bottlebrush

Callistemon viminalis 'Hannah Ray'

Considered by many to be one of the best Bottlebrush cultivars, Hannah Ray is a vigorous growing selection whose large deep orange-red flowers hang from weeping stems. The new growth is bronze and develops into a soft blue green. An excellent choice anywhere a small evergreen tree or large shrub is desired. Hannah Ray is drought resistant and the nectar and pollen laden flowers are sure to attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Established plants may be found in flower nearly throughout the warmer months. Item# 11043

Grows To: 15-25'H x 10-20'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Hardy Gloxinia (Mixed Colors), Sinningia

Sinningia sellovii, Gesneria sellovii

Arching loose spikes of dangling red, orange-red, coral, to pale yellow 1" long tubular flowers, occassionally tipped with a ring of contrasting pale yellow, are born over an extended period in summer on this durable perennial. The flowers of the Hardy Gloxinia, Sinningia sellovii, may be produced nearly year round under warm frost free conditions. This truly hardy Gloxinia is a hummingbird magnet that attracts a variety of bees and butterflies as well! Velvety, rich green, quilted foliage adorns the upright to arching stems of this hardy perennial that grows from a large fuzzy potato-like corm. Provide excellent drainage and moderate amounts of sunlight for the best results, *Note: full sun seems to produce the most continuous display flowers. Mulch in winter to protect the corm from freeze damage. In areas where hard freezes occur, the corms can be dug and stored for replanting in spring or it also makes an easy and low maintenance container plant. Item# 12162

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9,10,11,(7A?)
Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Spikes of 1" blue to purple tubular flowers that are tipped with white on the lower two petals are produced over an extended period beginning in mid to late spring into late summer if moisture is adequate. Heartleaf Skullcap, Scuttelaria ovata, is a shade-loving rhizomatous groundcovering evergreen native perennial with heart-shaped foliage that emerges a purplish red to burgundy and maintains a tinge of that coloration even at maturity. This species is widely distributed throughout much of central and eastern US and extends into both Canada and northern Mexico. Heartleaf Skullcap is tolerant of dry shade once well-established which is one of the more difficult combinations for plants to thrive in. It will be most apt to flower longest under average moisture conditions. The flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 11979

Grows To: 12-24"H x 15-18"W space about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning sunlight, Filtered shade, Light shade, Shade
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Heatwave™ Breeze Salvia

Salvia 'Heatwave Breeze' PPAF?

Medium purple two-lipped tubular flowers are produced from spring to fall atop a moderately dense bushy plant. Selected for their heat and drought resistance in Australian climates, the Heatwave™ series of Salvias were developed with the durability of Salvia greggii, the Autumn Sage, but with the denser more compact and longer flowering habit of Salvia microphylla, Little Leaf Sage. Although perfectly suited to our Southwestern climates these Salvias also do well under average garden conditions in well-drained soils and will make well-mannered free flowering and forgiving container specimens as well. Provide Heatwave™ Breeze Salvia with a full to mostly sunny position for optimum flowering and health. The flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and larger bees. Item# 12548

Grows To: 24-30''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Heatwave™ Sparkle Salvia

Salvia 'EGGBEN004' PP24154

Medium pink with hints of purple two-lipped tubular flowers are produced from spring to fall atop a moderately dense bushy plant. Selected for their heat and drought resistance in Australian climates, the Heatwave™ series of Salvias were developed with the durability of Salvia greggii, the Autumn Sage, but with the denser more compact and longer flowering habit of Salvia microphylla, Little Leaf Sage. Although perfectly suited to our Southwestern climates these Salvias also do well under average garden conditions in well-drained soils and will make well-mannered free flowering and forgiving container specimens as well. Provide Heatwave™ Sparkle Salvia with a full to mostly sunny position for optimum flowering and health. The flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and larger bees. Item# 12549

Grows To: 24-30''H x 24-30''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Henlea's Hummingbird Heaven Porterweed

Stachytarpheta mutabilis var. violacea 'Henlea's Hummingbird Heaven'

Produces larger purple flowers with a slightly lighter red-purple eye and less conspicuous white throat, Henlea's Hummingbird Heaven Porterweed appears to be the true Lavender Porterweed although it has a denser more compact growth habit than our Coral Porterweed. Like all of our Porterweeds, this one is an exceptional flowering plant producing copious amounts of nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies, and a variety of bees from spring to fall or year round in warm, frost-free climates. We hope you will enjoy this new cultivar, named after Jeff's granddaughter, as much as our pollinators have! Item# 11319

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

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 24-30"H and wide. This is a wonderful drought tolerant, reliable, native perennial for the garden and it provides much needed nectar for migrating Monarchs as well as bees, other butterflies, and hummingbirds. May reseed on exposed soils. Item# 9781

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

Henry Eilers Quilled Sweet Coneflower

Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Henry Eiler's is unique in that is has petals that are quilled or rolled into tubes as well as having flowers that are more yellow than gold all with the same easy to grow habit of the Sweet Coneflower. A beautiful and eye-catching addition to any garden setting as well as a long lasting cutflower for arrangements. A vigorous clump forming perennial common to stream banks and moist areas but will do fine in average garden soils. The sweetly scented foliage gives it its common name. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 10164.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Herbstonne or Autumn Sun Green Eyed Coneflower, Shining Coneflower

Rudbeckia x 'Herbstonne', R. x 'Autumn Sun', R. laciniata 'Herbstonne', R. nitida 'Herbstonne'

Huge 4-6" bright yellow, green-eyed daisies are held on4-6'+ sturdy stems and produce an extended summer display. A reliable and vigorous clump forming perennial that is adored by butterflies and pollinators of all shapes and sizes. The rich green deeply cut foliage is disease and pest resistant. Deadhead spent flowers to extend the flowering season well into fall. Appreciates ample moisture when in growth. One of our favorites! Item# 9366.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 2-3'W, space about 1' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
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, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Home Fires Creeping Phlox

Phlox stolonifera 'Home Fires'

Clusters of dark pink flowers are borne in abundance in early spring atop the low lush green foliage of this hardy native evergreen groundcover and although it spreads by stolons, it's short stature allows it to fill in beneath and around larger plants. An excellent choice for deciduous shade or partially shaded areas with average moisture. Phlox are great for butterflies! Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item#10316.

Grows To: 2-4"H x 12-18"W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Golden Shrub Daisy, African Shrub Daisy

Euryops chrysanthemoides

Bright sunny yellow daisy-like flowers are held against a backdrop of deep green medium to fine textured foliage and are produced nearly throughout the year under warm tropical conditions. The flowers attract bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. The Golden Shrub Daisy, Euryops pectinatus, is a naturally evergreen heat and sunloving tropical shrub that has become a popular addition to sunny tropical gardens and for use as a container plant where it is not hardy. It commonly grows to about 2-4'H x 2-3'W and can be kept smaller with pruning. Provide the Golden Shrub Daisy with a full to mostly site in an average to well-drained, fertile soil. Item# 751

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

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