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Plants which attract bees.

Salvia jurisicii 'European Cutleaf Sage'

Common Name: European Cutleaf Sage
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 4"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Vigorous plants with ferny foliage. Upside down blue flowers. Great looking from fall to late spring. Dies back in summer, but recovers well. Plant with other summer blooming varieties that will mask its less appealing summer looks. It’s winter and early spring appearance makes it valuable in our beds.


Salvia greggii 'Ultra Violet PP#21411'

Common Name: Ultra Violet Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Rose-Violet
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Rose-violet flowers. Very hardy.


Penstemon 'Blue Lips'

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Common Name: Blue Lips Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

This is a penstemon with very nice deep green, ferny evergreen foliage highlighted with deep blue flowers spring and early summer.


Mentha spicata 'Spearmint'

Common Name: Spearmint
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: Groundcover
Description:

Herb used for flavoring teas and foods. Vigorous spreader. Use leaves fresh or dried.


Garden Notes: Plant in a way that it can be contained by itself. It will try to take over anything planted nearby and will keep spreading by its roots until it reaches a barrier.

Limonium latifolium

Common Name: Limonium latifolium
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Light Blue
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 29"
Mature Width: 27"
Description:

Trial 2016. Vigorous plant to two feet tall and wide. covered in pinkish- white flowers in summer. Great cut flowers


Erioganum jamesii jamesii

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Common Name: James' Buckwheat
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Panhandle Native. Low growing evergreen, nice yellow blooms followedby rust-colored seedpods. Original seeds came from Canyon Trails at Buffalo Hill.


Zinnia grandiflora 'Gold on Blue'

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Common Name: Prairie Zinnia Gold on Blue
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: 18+"
Description:

Outstanding selection of native prairie zinnia chosen for its vigor, foliage color and large flowers. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Excellent for hot, dry sites; thrives in all soil types, even dry clay. Recommended for slopes, along driveways and other places where it can spread as a large scale groundcover. Developed by David Salman.

Veronica spicata 'Blue Spires'

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Common Name: Blue Spires Veronica
Bloom Season: Mid-Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"

Veronica incana 'Silbersee'

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Common Name: Silbersee Veronica
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: 10"
Description:

Grey-White foliage with blue flowers. Looks nice all year.


Veronica 'Reavis'

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Common Name: Crystal River Veronica
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Light Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 3"
Mature Width: 23"
Description:

Plant Select® award winner.