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New York Ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Clusters of purple frilly flowers are produced atop tall sturdy stems providing late summer and fall color as well as nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. New York Ironweed, Vernonia noveboracensis, is a vigorous growing clump forming native perennial preferring moist to wet to average moist, fertile soils where it grows 5-8' high providing a tall safe platform for pollinators. This tough and easy perennial is well suited to moist naturalistic areas like meadows and prairies where it can mix with fall flowering sunflowers and asters. Tolerant of periodic drought once well-established and can be grown in average moist garden soils. Reseeds, deadhead to prevent unwanted seedlings. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12109

Grows To: 4-7'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Partial shade

Large rounded clusters of buds mature to rich rosy pink (alkaline soils) or purple to blue (acidic soils) and pistachio green stunning bicolor flowers on compact mounding plants. The Next Generation® Pistachio Bigleaf Hydrangea is a disease resistant repeat flowering selection that begins flowering in mid spring to early summer and continuing until fall on well-established plants. As with other Bigleaf Hydrangeas provide a moist, well-drained soil in an area that receives morning sun and shade during the hottest portion of the day. The ability to flower on new wood versus old wood ensures that even in the hardest winters this new Hydrangea will still flower in the garden and landscape whereas some of the old wood flowering Hydrangeas may freeze to the ground and not flower. Image courtesy of Star® Roses and Plants, all rights reserved. Item# 11718

Grows To: 2-3'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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A summer long parade of large rounded flower clusters start out green and deepen into red shades in neutral to alkaline soils or purple shades in acidic soils (that contain Aluminum, click the "More Details and Growing Info" link or the plant's image to learn more) on densely branching compact plants with glossy foliage. The Next Generation® Red Sensation Bigleaf Hydrangea is a disease resistant repeat flowering selection that begins flowering in mid spring to early summer and continues until fall on well-established plants. As with other Bigleaf Hydrangeas provide a moist, well-drained soil in an area that receives morning sun and shade during the hottest portion of the day. The ability to flower on new wood versus old wood ensures that even in the hardest winters this new Hydrangea will still flower in the garden and landscape whereas some of the old wood flowering Hydrangeas may freeze to the ground and not flower. Image courtesy of Ball Horticulture, all rights reserved. Item# 12150

Grows To: 2-3'H x 3-5'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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Who knew you could get such a rich dark purple from Salvia greggii?! Loads of royal purple, 2-lipped tubular flowers are born in from spring to fall on this low mounding, durable perennial. Great for Hummingbirds and Butterflies! Drought tolerant, deer resistant, and low maintenance. Create a mass of purple flowers in the garden or use it in containers, either way expect to be wowed by Nuevo Leon Autumn Sage! Item#10273.

Grows To: 24-36''H x 30-36''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Intense sapphire blue, 3-4" widely flaring flowers with dark purple stripes open in the morning and lighten to azure as the day wears on and finally fade to fuchsia pink in the afternoon. The Blue Dawnflower or Blue Morning Glory is a tender perennial Morning Glory that flowers from spring to fall on a vigorous climbing herbaceous vine that spreads and roots readily anywhere the runners touch the ground. Easily grown on a trellis or fence but will also happily climb into large hedges as well. An escaped species along the US Gulf Coast the Ocean-Blue Morning Glory was a winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Item# 11001.
 
 

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B*,8A?)
Grows To: 10-20'H+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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October Skies Aromatic Aster

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies', Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'

Masses of 1" yellow-eyed bluish purple daisies absolutely cover this plant for weeks in late summer and fall. October Skies Aster is a low mounding perennial that develops into a compact shrub-like plant by flowering time. Excellent fall color for the garden as well as drought tolerance and pest and disease resistance make this an excellent addition to the perennial or wildflower border. Item# 9913.

Grows To: 18-24"H x 24-30"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Large, long-lasting clusters of, 2"+ wide flowers open a dark purple, and like the Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow they quickly fade to lavender, and finally to nearly white. The flowers are born in profusion during the warmer months of the year. This moderately vigorous vine received rave reviews during 2012 trials at The Trial Gardens at UGA as per Allen Armitage and Meg Green. Item# 10304.

Grows To: 15-35'H, smaller in containers
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun

Pawpaw

Asimina triloba

3-5" green-yellow fruit with banana custard-like flavor, some say they are best after being frozen. Produces fragrant purple flowers in spring. A small native, normally understory tree, and is the caterpillar host plant of the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly. Seedling grown. Plant two different varieties or seedlings for pollination. Item# 786.

Grows To: 20'H x 20'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, AM sun in S regions

Light lavender to white 1" blooms are borne at the base of the deep green rounded leaves. The Peacock Ginger is very low growing and compact ginger blooming continuously through summer. It can be grown in a shady garden where hardy or it makes an easy, low maintenance container plant for shaded porches and patios. The foliage of the Peacock Ginger goes dormant at the first sign of cool weather and during winter and re-emerges in spring once the ground temperatures have warmed. Multiplies readily once established. Item# 546

Grows To: 6''H x 12''W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Pedali Tree, Purple Radermachera Tree

Radermachera 'Purple' (similar to R. gigantea, syn. R. elmeri)

A rare and highly prized, the Pedali Tree or Purple Radermachera prodcues 2" wide light purple trumpets with contrasting yellow to orange beelines in the throat are produced throughout the growing season or yearround in warm tropical climates. A.k.a. Purple Radermachera Tree, this is a vigorous exceptionally free-flowering small tropical tree with glossy rich green foliage reaching about 20-25' high at maturity making it an excellent size as a smaller specimen in the landscape or as a street tree. Unlike many in the Radermachera genus this one lacks the fragrance but makes up for it with its flower show. It can also be grown as an indoor plant that is prized for its glossy green foliage but flowering is best where it receives direct sunlight. Item# 12015

Grows To: 20-25'H x 20-25'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Large clusters of glowing purple tubular blooms are borne atop 3-4'H stems in spring and summer. This unusual hybrid was discovered by noted plantsman Peter Loos and is a wonderful garden plant where the butterflies flock to its nectar rich flowers.  Peter's Purple Monarda has an upright and bushy growth habit yet it refuses to flop. Extremely disease resistant. Item# 9887.

 

 

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Phenomenal™ Lavender

Lavandula x intermedia 'Phenomenal' PP24193

At last, a Lavender that can withstand the heat and humidity of the Southeastern US! The aptly named Phenomenal™ Lavender produces dense spikes of short-tubular deep blue-purple flowers held well above the compact neatly rounded mounds of gray-green fragrant foliage beginning in mid to late spring and continuing into summer. The flowers of Lavender attract bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators while the foliage is deer and rabbit resistant. Provide a very well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny location for optimum health and flowering. Phenomenal™ Lavender can be enjoyed in the garden or landscape as well as in medium-sized containers with quality well-drained soils. Named a 2013 "Must-Grow Perennial" by Better Homes and Gardens. Item# 11699

Grows To: 24-36"H x 36-48"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Pineapple Guava

Acca sellowiana, Feijoa sellowiana

A no-care evergreen shrub with silvery-green foliage and producing 1.5" lavender blooms with a large prominent boss of purplish-red stamens. The edible flowers are often followed by the tropical flavored guava-like fruit. For the best fruit production plant at least two different varieties or seedlings. Ours are grown from seed. Item# 1207.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
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Pineapple Guava

Acca sellowiana, Feijoa sellowiana

A no-care evergreen shrub with silvery-green foliage and producing 1.5" lavender blooms with a large prominent boss of purplish-red stamens. The edible flowers are often followed by the tropical flavored guava-like fruit. For the best fruit production plant at least two different varieties or seedlings. Ours are grown from seed. Item# 10855.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Pinewoods Lily, Purple Pleat-Leaf, Propeller Flower, Pine Lily

Alophia drummondii, Cypsella drummondii, etal.

Sturdy but dainty flower stalks produce small clusters of the 1-1/2 -2" wide, purple, iris-like flowers with a yellow center and can be found in flower from as early as March and often well into summer in our area. The flowers in the cluster open singly over a period of days. The pleated, medium to dark green colored foliage provides an interesting accessory for the delicate flowers. A durable native that grows from a small corm and goes dormant in fall and winter. Item# 10377.

Grows To: 6-24''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full sun
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Pink Five-leaf Akebia, Chocolate Vine

Akebia quinata 'Rosea'

Rosea is an uncommon selection of the Five-Leaf Akebia sporting spicily scented, pink to lavender flowers which open as the foliage emerges in early spring. A vigorous, twining semi-evergreen vine that is adaptable to a variety of site conditions and is pest and disease resistant. The flowers may be followed by 3-4" long purplish fruit. For the best fruit production it is best to plant two different varieties or seedlings and some recommend hand pollination to ensure fruit set. Item# 9046

Grows To: To 30'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
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Pink Moonflower, Largeroot Morning Glory

Ipomoea macrorhiza, Convulvulus macrorhizus

Large, soft lavender-pink trumpets adorn this perennial Morning Glory throughout much of summer. The flowers open in the evening and last until morning providing a feast of nectar for moths and other nocturnal pollinators. The Pink Moonflower develops a large tuber as the botanical name suggests from which it returns each spring. Item# 10346.

Grows To: 10-20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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The Pink Silver Harlequin Waxflower or Hoya makes an extremely easy, vigorous, and rewarding indoor, porch, or patio plant. The large thick deep green foliage is heavily speckled with silver and it produces large clusters of waxy dark pink to burgundy lightly fragrant star-shaped flowers. The new growth and vines are often burgundy colored and this Hoya can be grown as a climber on a small trellis or it makes a fantastic hanging basket specimen. Item# 460

Grows To: 6-12''H and trails/climbs
Outdoor Light: Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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With flowers to 10" across that are a brilliant purplish-pink with a magenta eye and dark bronze-green foliage who wouldn't be Plum Crazy about this gorgeous perennial Hibiscus. If you can't tell, this is one of my personal favorites for it's unique color and crape paper-like petals. This root hardy die-back Perennial or Hardy Hibiscus has a relatively compact habit and is tolerant of soil moisture levels ranging from average moist to wet. Provide a full to mostly sunny site and a moderately fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. See our Hardy Hibiscus Growing Guide to learn more about how to get the most out this hardy perennial. Item# 10158.

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Oooo la la! Plum Flambe™ Summer Spice™ Perennial Hibiscus boasts a near endless summer display of large truly PURPLE flowers held against deep green foliage on a vigorous yet compact 3' x 3' plant. The large plum flambe colored flowers are produced from early summer until first frost on this break through color in perennial or hardy hibiscus. The Summer Spice™ Perennial Hibiscus is an award winning series of new perennial or hardy Hibiscus developed by the Texas A&M University AgriLife Research and the Texas Foundation Seed Service and are being marketed by JBerry Nursery. Images and the information provided are courtesy of JBerry Nursery. These Hardy Hibiscus also make great additions to bog gardens and moist areas. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a moist rich garden soil. Item# 11614

Grows To: 3'H x 3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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The 1" long lavender-pink tubular flowers emerge from contrasting dark purplish-pink 10-14" high spikes creating a two-tone effect atop the low medium green fragrant foliage. Poquita™ Lavender Dwarf Hummingbird Mint is a hummingbird magnet and the dense compact habit of this Agastache, even more compact than the Kudos™ series, lends it to use as a specimen or in mixed containers where you can draw these aerial acrobats in for up close viewing as well as in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in a well-drained soil for optimum health and flowering. Periodic removal of spent flower spikes will help to keep the plants looking clean and fresh as well as to make way for new flower spikes. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12122

Grows To: 12-15"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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This a very easy and strong-growing, perennial vine with beautiful glossy leaves, exotic white and purple flowers, which are followed by large purple, rounded fruit, about the size of tangerines, with a nice flavor. Possum Purple is considered to be a self pollinating Passionfruit but having another cultivar for cross pollination may be beneficial as well. Item# 1191

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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The tall sturdy dense spikes of rich purple flowers of this beautiful native wildflower attract loads of butterflies and pollinators in summer. An easily grown native perennial that also makes an excellent cut flower, fresh or dried. The large bulb-like corm will produce several flower spikes once mature. Best in average to moist soils. Item# 9559.

Grows To: 36-60"H space 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

In mid to late summer and fall, large clusters of frilly deep purple nectar rich flowers are produced atop the sturdy upright 4-5' high stems. Prairie, Common, or Smooth Ironweed is a clump forming native perennial found in the central US and is common to moist soils but it performs quite well in average moist soils. The flowers of Ironweeds attract a variety of pollinators including bees and butterflies and the foliage of Ironweeds are considered a caterpillar host plant for the American Painted Lady Butterfly. Deadhead to prevent unwanted seedlings. Provide a full to mostly sunny position for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11758

Grows To: 3-6'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Partial shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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New York Ironweed

Vernonia noveboracensis

Clusters of purple frilly flowers are produced atop tall sturdy stems providing late summer and fall color as well as nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. New York Ironweed, Vernonia noveboracensis, is a vigorous growing clump forming native perennial preferring moist to wet to average moist, fertile soils where it grows 5-8' high providing a tall safe platform for pollinators. This tough and easy perennial is well suited to moist naturalistic areas like meadows and prairies where it can mix with fall flowering sunflowers and asters. Tolerant of periodic drought once well-established and can be grown in average moist garden soils. Reseeds, deadhead to prevent unwanted seedlings. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12109

Grows To: 4-7'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Partial shade

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