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Lavender Porterweed

Stachytarpheta 'Lavender'

Nectar-rich, light purple flowers are produced continuously from spring to fall on tall spikes that butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds cannot seem to resist! Lavender Porterweed is a medium to large growing exceptionally full and vigorous Porterweed was once considered to be a purple form of the highly popular Coral Porterweed although we have learned that this is a sterile or nearly sterile hybrid cultivar. Porterweeds are excellent nectar producers outperforming nearly all other butterfly plants in the garden. Item# 483

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

Lecompte Vitex is noted for its extra large 8-12" spikes of purple-blue flowers that are born from late spring to fall. This is a vigorous and disease free and drought tolerant spreading to upright deciduous shrub or small tree that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators. Lecompte Vitex is another excellent introduction from noted plant breeder and author Greg Grant. A highly recommended 'Texas Lilac' selection of Vitex. (#9128 is another great selection !!) Item# 9167.

Grows To: 15'H x 15'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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From near white to lavender to rich purple long-lasting bracts subtend the whorls of tubular white, lavender, to purple nectar rich flowers beginning as early as late spring and continuing well into summer and into fall under good conditions. The stems are adorned with lemony to bergamot scented narrow foliage. Lemon Beebalm is a moderately drought resistant native annual species found throughout much of the central and eastern US. It readily reseeds on exposed soils and makes a good addition to naturalized areas like meadows, prairies, and roadside plantings. The tubular flowers attract a variety of bees, butterflies, as well as hummingbirds. Plants typically die after flowering and seed development is complete. Deer, rabbit, and pest resistant. Item# 11730

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: Annual, grows in 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Grows To: 16-24"H x 6-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Considered to be one of the best flavored Passion Fruit varieties that gets four stars for flavor! This is a popular Hawaiian variety and Lilikoi is the Hawaiian name for "purple passionfruit". This tropical climber is a very easy and strong-growing, perennial vine with dark glossy green foliage and dark purplish green stems and petioles and produces exotic white and purple flowers which are followed by purple, rounded fruit, about the size of tangerines. Item # 9168.

Grows To: 12-24'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Little Volcano Japanese Bush Clover, Japanese Lespedeza

Lespedeza liukiuensis 'Little Volcano'

Little Volcano Lespedeza adds loads of color to the fall garden in shades of purple, pink, and near red. The arching branches of Little Volcano Japanese Lespedeza are covered by large clusters of dainty pea-shaped flowers over an extended period in September and October with spring flowering on plants that are not frozen back hard. A durable pest and disease resistant shrub-like perennial that may freeze to the ground in the northern portions of its range, where winters are milder it will act as a deciduous shrub. A popular plant for native bees and honeybees. Item# 10672.

Grows To: 4-6'H+ x 8-12'W in zones
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade

A tight compact mound of blue-green foliage is topped with spikes of lilac colored, fragrant flowers. The small size, exceptional flower power, and spreading habit lends Lilac Chip to use in the perennial border, as a groundcover, smaller spaces, and containers where it is sure to attract loads of butterflies and other pollinators! The Lo & Behold™ Buddleja series was developed at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum by Dr. Dennis Werner. Lilac Chip is one of the newest introductions in this line of compact, basically sterile Butterfly Bushes. Item# 10743.

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Grows To: 12-24''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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A tight compact mound of blue-green foliage is topped with spikes of lilac colored, fragrant flowers. The small size, exceptional flower power, and spreading habit lends Lilac Chip to use in the perennial border, as a groundcover, smaller spaces, and containers where it is sure to attract loads of butterflies and other pollinators! The Lo & Behold™ Buddleja series was developed at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum by Dr. Dennis Werner. Lilac Chip is one of the newest introductions in this line of compact, basically sterile Butterfly Bushes. Photo courtesy of Proven Winners -www.provenwinners.com. Item# 11093



Grows To: 12-24''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Longwood Blue Bluebeard, Spiraea, Caryopteris

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'

Dense clusters of fragrant dark azure to blue-violet flowers nearly cover up the nicely contrasting blue-gray foliage of this shrubby perennial beginning in mid to late summer and continuing into fall. The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Longwood Blue Bluebeard is a vigorous freely flowering selection of Caryopteris growing to 4' high and 3-4' wide and selected by Longwood Gardens of Pennsylvania. Caryopteris prefers a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny position. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established. A Missouri Botanic Gardens Plant of Merit award winner. Item# 11671

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

Louise Mayumi xBrassocattleya Orchid

xBrassocattleya Maikai 'Louise'

Small spikes of light purple night fragrant spidery flowers are produced over an extended from December through January on this easy to grow compact Orchid. Louise Mayumi xBrassocattleya is a cross generic hybrid and is for us reliably flowering at Christmas time. Our plants generally have 4-6 mature plants per pot and are grown in an orchid bark and volcanic rock mix. These little orchids can remain in the same container for quite a few years and are a very low maintenance addition to the lightly shaded garden. Item# 11588

Grows To: 6-10"H x 4-8"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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A beautiful and compact selection of our native Woodland Phlox, Louisiana Blue produces large clusters of purplish-blue flowers that are held above the rich green foliage in early spring. An easy to grow groundcover that does well in deciduous shade since it is a winter and early spring growing perennial. Provide a well-drained soil, acid soil with partial shade during summer for the best results. Item# 9410.

Grows To: 6-12"H space at 6-12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Love and Wishes Salvia

Salvia x 'Love and Wishes'

Purple 2" long tubular flowers emerge from dark colored spikes atop a bushy, vigorous, and free flowering Salvia that flowers from spring to fall. Love and Wishes Salvia attracts hummingbirds throughout the growing season as well as larger butterflies. A portion of the proceeds from each plant sold is donated to Make A Wish® Australia. Provide a mostly sunny position and moderately fertile, well-drained soil for the best results. Item# 11158

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

Lucerne Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass

Sisyrinchium angustifolium 'Lucerne'

Lucerne Blue-Eyed Grass produces exceptionally large 3/4-1" wide, vibrant blue to bluish-purple, dainty Iris-like flowers that are held well above and among the contrasting, narrow deep blue-green iris-like foliage. This is a durable and easy to grow late spring/early summer flowering native perennial that lends itself to use as a border, in the perennial garden, or rock garden. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries. Item# 10165.

Grows To: 6-10''H x 12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Mac's Double Purple Spiderwort, Tradescantia, Lady's Tears

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Mac's Double Purple'

Clusters of 1 1/2" wide, light lavender double to single flowers sit atop the sturdy stems beginning in late spring with flowering continuing through much of summer on established plants. Mac's Double Purple Spiderwort is a unique double flowered selection of this durable and reliable native perennial. The perfect addition to any cottage garden, low maintenance landscapes, and in containers. Easy and carefree. Item# 11112

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Mac's Double Purple Spiderwort, Tradescantia, Lady's Tears

Tradescantia x andersoniana 'Mac's Double Purple'

Clusters of 1 1/2" wide, light lavender double to single flowers sit atop the sturdy stems beginning in late spring with flowering continuing through much of summer on established plants. Mac's Double Purple Spiderwort is a unique double flowered selection of this durable and reliable native perennial. The perfect addition to any cottage garden, low maintenance landscapes, and in containers. Easy and carefree. Item# 11681

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
Grows To: 8-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Magnificent Brunfelsia or Magnificent Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Brunfelsia magnifica, B. pauciflora 'Magnificent', (B. pauciflora 'Macrantha'?)

This large flowered Magnificent Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow boasts larger 1.5-3" purple blooms which last for 3-4 days slowly changing from purple, thru lavender, to white and may be found in flower throughout much of the year under good conditions. A more vigorous growing and larger leaved variety with rounded leaf tips and rich medium to dark green foliage. Evergreen in the mildest climates. Item# 498.

Grows To: 4'H x 4'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Margie Griffith Salvia, Sage

Salvia 'Margie Griffith'

From large dense clusters of light green calyxes emerge large, velvety purple tubular flowers at the ends of tall sturdy stems beginning in late summer and continuing until frost or nearly throughout the year in mild winter climates. Margie Griffith is a large and vigorous growing Salvia with medium green foliage on a fairly full plant. Named and hybridized by Donna Dittman of LSU. Excellent for hummingbirds! Item# 11329

Grows To: 5-7'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

One of the most cold hardy and easy to grow bromeliads! The Matchstick Plant produces dense spikes of purple tipped, pink "matchsticks" beginning in mid-winter on sturdy upright to arching spikes that emerge from the center of the medium green glossy rosettes of nearly spineless foliage. This easily enjoyed bromeliad readily produces pups or offsets and is typically grown in soil but can also be grown as a semi-epiphyte on a board as well. 3 plants per pot. Item# 10888.

Grows To: 16-24"H x 18-24"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered shade, Early AM sun
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The Maypop Passionvine or Passion Flower produces a summer long display of 2-3" wide white, lavender, and purple exotic flowers that are held against medium green tropical foliage. Pollinated flowers are followed by round passion fruit that ripen to yellow and contain a tangy tropical tasting clear flesh that surrounds each of the small black inedible seeds. This easy to grow perennial native vine can grow to 15-18' each year if given a suitable support but it is also happy to clamber along a fence, trellis, or any other support that it can grasp with its strong tendrils. Provide a well-drained soil and a full to mostly sunny position for the best results. The Maypop is the caterpillar host for the Gulf Fritillary and other members of the Longwing family as well as the Variegated Fritillary. Item# 500.

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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Mesa Azure Sage, Salvia

Salvia 'Mesa Azure', S. x microphylla 'Mesa Azure'

From dense spikes of dark colored calyxes emerge purple two-lipped tubular flowers that are produced throughout much of the year on a compact dense and low growing plant with bright green quilted foliage. Mesa Azure Salvia is a hybrid selection from the Mesa series and the nectar rich flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and long tongued bees anytime this tidy plant is in bloom. If flowering slows down a light pruning and fertilizing will send back into production. Mesa Azure Salvia will perform best in a well-drained sunny location and is moderately drought resistant once well-established. Item# 11147

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

Midnight Mexican Bush Sage produces long, rich purple, tubular flowers that emerge from velvety purple calyxes creating long upright to gently arching spikes of flowers in late summer and fall (and spring where protected from freezing). Soft velvety finely textured foliage on a durable and deer proof, reliable, clump forming perennial. Great for hummingbirds and butterflies! Item# 2981.

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

Missouri Ironweed

Vernonia missurica

Large clusters of rich purple flowers sit atop the sturdy stems of this medium sized Ironweed in summer and can last well into fall. A great perennial for butterflies and other pollinators. As the name implies Ironweed is a tough perennial but is well suited to garden culture. Provide good drainage and ample sunlight for best results though we've found that it will tolerate partial sun as well. Item# 10468.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 18-30"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Miyazaki Hybrids Toad Lilies, Toadlily

Tricyrtis hirta 'Miyazaki Hybrids'

In late summer and into fall the low arching stems are tipped by clusters of almost orchid-like white flowers that are heavily spotted with purple. The Miyazaki Hybrid Toad Lilies are a seed strain that was selected for its arching deep green stems adorned in narrow foliage and its exceptional flower power. These were the top rated Toad Lilies in the 10 year long trials at Rotary Botanic Gardens in Wisconsin. These are easy to grow clump forming shade loving perennials that prefer an average moist but well-drained soil. Easy and longlived with few pests or diseases as well as good cut foliage and flowers. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11638

Grows To: 18-24''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Partial sun, Partial shade, Light shade

Mysty Salvia, Sage

Salvia x 'Balsalmysty'

Deep indigo tubular flowers emerge from long-lasting, dense, deep purple spikes from spring to fall atop a very compact, well-branched plant.The intensely colored, nectar rich, short tubular flowers of Mysty Salvia attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies. Mysty is even more compact than Mystic Spires growing to a mere 12-18" high making it a perfect companion for mixed containers and near the front of the garden. This exciting new perennial thrives in the heat and sun of summer and has amazing flower power! Item# 11487

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

Branched flowering stems produce 2-3" wide white flowers sometimes blushed with light lavender are produced over a long period in mid spring. A wide band and dots of golden yellow sit in the center of the outer petals or falls and a trio of light lavender petal like styles sit at the center of each flower. Nada Crested Iris readily colonizes shady sites and can even create a groundcover among tree roots. This durable Iris prefers average moist, well-drained sites and needs practically no care once established. Item# 1162

Grows To: 12-18''H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Shade, Filtered Shade, Cool morning sunlight
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Lavender Porterweed

Stachytarpheta 'Lavender'

Nectar-rich, light purple flowers are produced continuously from spring to fall on tall spikes that butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds cannot seem to resist! Lavender Porterweed is a medium to large growing exceptionally full and vigorous Porterweed was once considered to be a purple form of the highly popular Coral Porterweed although we have learned that this is a sterile or nearly sterile hybrid cultivar. Porterweeds are excellent nectar producers outperforming nearly all other butterfly plants in the garden. Item# 483

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

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