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Carolina Blue Chaste Tree, Vitex, Monk's Pepper Tree

Vitex agnus-castus 'Carolina Blue'

8-12'' spikes of blue fragrant flowers are borne in summer and are held atop the soft green fragrant blue-green foliage. A large deciduous, drought tolerant shrub or small tree with few pests or diseases and is great for butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. ( #9128 is another great selection!!) Item# 9115.

Grows To: 15'H x 15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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CHA CHA™ Purple Penstemon, Beardtongue

Penstemon 'Cha Cha Purple' PP26698, EU43672

Dense 18-24" high spikes of large wine-purple, almost foxglove-like flowers with a striped white throat are produced beginning in late spring and can continue into fall if periodically deadheaded. The flowers attract bees, hummingbirds, and even butterflies. CHA CHA™ Purple Penstemon, a complex hybrid of native Penstemon species, is a clump forming perennial with glossy deep green narrow foliage selected for its denser flower spikes and more compact habit that lends it to use as a low maintenance container plant as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc., www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12857

Grows To: 18-24''H x 15-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Charm Red Big Leaf Hydrangea (Mophead)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Charm Red'

Dense, crowded clusters of intensely colored, serrated florets make up the medium to large, rounded deep reddish pink or intense blue-purple flower heads of this Big Leaf Hydrangea. Charm Red is an oldie but a goodie for those fortunate enough to live in mild winter climates as it is a little cold sensitive. In the northern portions of its range plant Charm Red on the east or a semi-shady southern location for additional protection for the flower buds. The plant itself is known to be hardy into zone 5 but it is best enjoyed in zones 8 and warmer or as a container plant. Item# 11125

Grows To: 4-5'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates

Cherries Jubilee Allamanda, Black Cherry Allamanda, Purple Allamanda

Allamanda blanchettii 'Cherries Jubilee', Allamanda violaceae

Large 3" wide dark reddish-purple trumpet shaped flowers are borne throughout summer to year-round under warm tropical conditions adorn the vine-like stems of this tropical. Cherries Jubilee Allamanda, a selection of Allamanda blanchetii, is a naturally evergreen, scandent (a.k.a. vine-like) large arching to shrub to vine-like shrub that revels in the heat and sun of summer. The flowers may be visited by butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. It can be trained as an espalier, trellis, or even as a tree form and can be allowed to trail along fences and up arbors in freeze free climates. Cool winter temperatures and frosts may cause some leaf drop. Provide Cherries Jubiliee Alllamanda with a full to partly sunny site in an average moist but never soggy wet, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Where not hardy it is easily overwintered in a warm sunny window.  Item# 356

Grows To: 6H'x6W' shrub, to about 12'H as a vine
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Cherry Explosion™ Bigleaf Hydrangea (Lacecap)

Hydrangea macrophylla 'McKay' PP28757

Big deep cherry red florets surround the smaller pink star shaped fertile flowers of this exceptionally cold hardy Hydrangea when grown in alkaline soils. In acid soils the colors tend toward lavender or purple hues. Cherry Explosion™ Hydrangea flowers on new wood and on seemingly every stem and thus extending its range into zone 4. Fall color ranges into deep burgundy on this compact naturally rounded growing Hydrangea. An exciting new introduction from McKay Nursery Company and Star Roses. Image courtesy of Star Roses, all rights reserved. Item# 11120

Grows To: 4'H x 5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
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The 6" long conical panicles are composed of numerous fragrant deep magenta colored flowers that attract pollinators of all shapes and sizes throughout summer and into fall. Chrysalis™ Cranberry Butterfly Bush is a deciduous to semi-evergreen petite shrub with medium green to gray-green foliage and a densely branching, compact habit that matures to about 2'H x 2-3'W. The Chrysalis™ Buddleja series were selected for their excellent flower power, a compact size but with good vigor - making them an easy choice for containers, as well as zone 5 root hardiness. The nectar rich flowers attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other garden beneficals. Provide a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12838

Grows To: 2'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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The Cityline® Paris Hydrangea produces deep rose colored mopheads (in alkaline soils) on compact plants with glossy disease-resistant foliage. The flowers (actually the large sterile florets) emerge with creamy centers edged in dark rose and mature to rich pink. Its exceptionally compact and well-branched habit lends this mophead Hydrangea to use as a container plant or near the front of the garden and landscape. In acid soils the flowers will lean toward rich blue to purple hues. Image courtesy of Proven Winners, www.provenwinners.com. Item# 11434

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates

Climbing Aster, Carolina Climbing Aster

Ampelaster carolinianus, Aster carolinianus, Symphyotrichum carolinianum, Virgulus carolinianus

Masses of 1"+ wide light purplish pink fragrant daisies with bright yellow centers are produced over several weeks beginning in late summer and fall adorn the climbing and arching stems of this unusual native perennial. The Climbing Aster, Ampelaster carolinianus, is an easy to grow small, vine-like, clump forming native perennial found in moist sites mainly in Florida but also in South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi and maybe extirpated (extinct in that area) in North Carolina. Even though it is found in moist areas it does quite well in average moist, well-drained soils and prefers a full to mostly sunny site for optimum vigor and flowering. The climbing stems are deciduous in areas that experience hard freezes but readily regrow each spring. In mild winter regions, like its native Florida, it may remain evergreen flowering much of the year on the previous year's growth. The flowers attract a variety of pollinators including bees, butterflies, and other garden beneficials. Item# 12350

Grows To: 6-12'H space about 3' or more apart, may also be used as an informal groundcover
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Considered by many to be the best of the Mountain Mints, Clustered Mountain Mint produces an abundance of tiny whitish tubular blooms touched with purple or lavender in tight clusters held above the attractive bluish white bracts. The bracts are probably more showy than the flowers but the flowers attract loads of pollinators including bees and small butterflies. The foliage is wonderfully fragrant and can be used in teas and cooking. This is a durable and slowly spreading native perennial that flowers throughout the summer months. Item# 10029.

Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A Robin Hill hybrid, Congo produces large rich purple flowers over an extended period beginning in mid spring on a naturally dwarf and compact slow growing spreading to mounding plant. The long flowering season and compact habit make this an easy choice for bonsai culture and where a low maintenance evergreen is needed in the landscape. Provide a well-drained, moist, humus rich, acid soil for the best results. Item# 11306

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Congo Fig, Dorstenia

Dorstenia elata

Large glossy dark green tropical foliage of the Congo Fig creates a beautiful rosette of foliage that will rarely get over 18" high. Unusual flattened maroonish 'flowers' are held on sturdy stalks and peak above the foliage of this easy and unusual indoor plant. Tolerant of low indoor light levels. Item# 10365.

Grows To: 12-18"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Corkscrew Flower, Shell Vine, Caracalla Vine, Snail Vine

Vigna caracalla, Phaseolus caracalla, Cochliasanthus caracalla

The true demand  is for the VIGNA  Caracalla, a favorite of Thomas Jefferson's, the Corskscrew Vine, Snail Vine, or Caracalla Bean produces large clusters of fragrant white and lavender coiling buds and flowers that fade to a creamy yellow just before dropping. The Corkscrew Vine is a vigorous climber that grows from a tuberous, somewhat potato-like, root that it can return from in mild winter climates. The intricate late summer and fall blooming flowers attract a variety of pollinators, particularly larger bees. Item# 373.

There exists a "Corkscrew vine, a.k.a. Snail vine" that looks very similar to the V. caracallas vine, but has no fragrance, and can become a pest.  It is more hardy  of the two.   We do not grow it.  

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,11,12,(9A?)
Grows To: 10-20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Corona del Rey Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Corona del Rey'

A very unique Tropical Hibiscus, Corona del Rey Hibiscus produces an abundance of 4-5" purple flowers that are edged in rosy-pink.The unusually colored flowers are subtended by mediumsized, dark green, tropical foliage that is typically, but not always, deeply serrated. A semi dwarf plant with a bushy and generally spreading to upright habit. Item# 9332.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Creeping Snake Herb

Dyschoriste linearis

1" purple flowers are born in the leaf axils over an extended period from late spring to fall. Creeping Snake Herb develops into a nice gray-green groundcover to about 8" high. A heat and sun loving perennial that has moderate drought resistance once well-established. Provide good drainage. Item# 10581.

Grows To: 8-12"H x 18-24"W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Jack in the Bush or Crucita is truly one of the very best butterfly plants! The nectar rich, light blue to purple, flat topped flower clusters make perfect landing platforms for pollinators of all shapes and sizes. Crucita can be found in flower as early as mid summer to late fall. Item# 10670.

Grows To: 3-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Ruffled deep fuschia purple falls are centered with lighter fuschia purple standards. Beautiful, full, nearly rounded flowers. A vigorous and hardy Louisiana Iris which multiplies readily in average garden soils, moist to wet soils, or can be set in water gardens where the container is just below the water's surface. Blooms March through May. Item# 1138.

Grows To: 30-36"H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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DAKOTA™ Burgundy Penstemon, Foxglove Beardtongue

Penstemon 'TNPENDB' PP30569, EU55884

A CSU Trial Gardens 2020 Top Performer! The dark burgundy to near black, glossy foliage is to die for but wait it gets better as in late spring or early summer, tall sturdy spikes ascend above the dark foliage and are composed of lavender to purple, 1" long, nectar rich, tubular flowers that eventually develop into decorative dark purple round seed pods. DAKOTA™ Burgundy Penstemon, a flower child of Penstemon digitalis, is more compact than and has darker foliage than Dark Towers and Mystica Penstemons and it has more purple colored flowers and improved reliability easily surviving for 3 years in CSU's trials. Provide this easy to grow perennial, a nativar (a cultivar from native species), with a moist to average moist, well-drained, fertile soil in a full to mostly sunny location for optimum vigor, flowering, and for the deepest foliage colors. Pair DAKOTA™ Burgundy Penstemon with chartreuse foliaged plants for a wonderful contrast. The flowers attract a variety of polliinators including hummingbirds, bees, and occasional larger butterflies. Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc., www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12856

Grows To: 12-24''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

Dalmatian Purple Foxgloves

Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple'

The tall spikes to 3-4' high are densely covered in large lilac to purple flowers, with darker maroon spots in the throat, are borne in late spring to early summer atop the rosette large medium green textured foliage. Dalmatian Purple Foxgloves are a Fleuro Select Award winner that flowers the first year, has better branching, improved vigor, and consistent uniformity. Provide a site with good drainage in a loamy acidic soil with average moisture and moderate fertility. Foxgloves are tolerant of more sun where summer climates are cooler. In hot summer climates shade to filtered shade during the heat of the day is preferential. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11915

Grows To: 36-48''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Midday shade, *Full sun in cool summer climates
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Velvety rosy pink tubular flowers emerge from softly contrasting spikes of downy white calyxes creating an overall pastel effect. Danielle's Dream Mexican Bush Sage flowers in spring and fall in climates where it does not freeze back to the ground (zones 9B,10), fall in areas where it is grown as a die-back perennial (zones 8, 9A). The velvety medium green narrow foliage adorns an upright to arching easy to grow Salvia and develops into a fairly dense mound at full size. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in well-drained soils for optimum growth and flowering. Deer and rabbit resistant and moderately drought resistant once well-established. An excellent choice for migrating Monarchs, medium to large butterflies, and of course hummingbirds! Item# 11693

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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Dark Knight Bluebeard, Spiraea, Caryopteris

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

Dense whorls of nectar rich, purple to dark blue-purple, tubular flowers seemingly cover up the upper most portions of the plant for weeks beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. Dark Knight Bluebeard, a.k.a. Black Knight, is a vigorous and easy sunloving free-flowering clump forming shrub-like perennial that quickly develops into a dense mound of fragrant and deer resistant gray-green foliage. In zones 5-6 it tends to act more like a clump forming die-back perennial and becomes more shrub-like where winters are milder although it benefits from hard late winter or early spring pruning since it flowers on new growth. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established and prefers a sunny site in a well-drained soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 12117

Grows To: 2-3'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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DECADENCE® Dark Chocolate Baptisia, False Indigo

Baptisia 'Dark Chocolate' PP30959 CPBRAF

The huge flower spikes can exceed 24" long and are adorned with deep charcoal purple, pea-like flowers that are produced in late spring to early summer, depending on your growing zone, and are held above the dense mounds of lush green foliage. The flowers attract a variety of bee species. DECADENCE® Dark Chocolate Baptisia or False Indigo, a hybrid cultivar of our native species (a.k.a. nativar), has excellent vigor with a slightly more compact habit than many of the other cultivars currently available. These are easy and low-maintenance, deer resistant, long-lived, taprooted perennials that produce more and more flowering spikes with each passing year with some plants producing over a 100 spikes on mature plants. Considered a must for the cutflower garden as the spikes have an excellent vase life. Provide Baptisias with a full to mostly sunny site in a soil with average or better drainage and moderate fertility. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12900

Grows To: 36-42"H x 36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, *Part sun
PW Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Delicious Candy® Coneflower, Echinacea

Echinacea 'Delicious Candy' (a.k.a. E. 'Noortdeli')

#2 in 3 year trials at Secrest Arboretum! Rich glowing fuchsia to cherry red rays surround the rounded cones of the same coloration on 2-3" wide flowers atop short sturdy stems to 12-18" high stems. Plant with cautions may cause traffic jams. Delicious Candy® Coneflower is a long-flowering hybrid selection with a compact habit and dark green disease resistant foliage developed from US native species, since Echinacea are only native to North America, developed by Netherlands breeder Marco van Noort who states that this is his best selection in 5 years! Coneflowers are clump forming perennials whose often fragrant flowers are adored by butterflies, bees, and other pollinators that can be enjoyed as part of the sunny garden garden and landscape as well as container specimens. Leave seedheads for fall and winter songbirds to enjoy. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist, well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved and are credited to Marco van Noort. Item# 12783

Grows To: 18"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

The large deep purplish-blue star-shaped flowers open from balloon shaped buds look as though one flower was neatly tucked inside the other. The Double Blue Balloon flower is a clump forming taprooted perennial that produces more and more flowering stems as the plant ages. They begin to flower in about mid summer and continue nearly until fall. Double Blue is a larger growing variety that can reach about 30" high and also produces purple and yellow fall color. It was also one of the top-rated cultivars from the Chicago Botanic Garden's trials receiving 4 out of 4 stars. An easy, low maintenance, and conversation starting perennial for the garden and landscape. Item# 11629

Grows To: 2-3' x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)

The doubly delightful large double florets that surround the fertile flowers are either rich pink or deep blue broadly edged in white creating a colorful starry effect in the center of each one. Double Delights™ Star Gazer Hydrangea flowers on both old and new wood providing a long season of interest. By flowering on new wood this ensures that plants grown in the coldest portions of its range will still flower and this extends the flowering season elsewhere. Double Delights™Star Gazer is also mildew resistant. Item# 11415

Grows To: 3-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Carolina Blue Chaste Tree, Vitex, Monk's Pepper Tree

Vitex agnus-castus 'Carolina Blue'

8-12'' spikes of blue fragrant flowers are borne in summer and are held atop the soft green fragrant blue-green foliage. A large deciduous, drought tolerant shrub or small tree with few pests or diseases and is great for butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. ( #9128 is another great selection!!) Item# 9115.

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