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Plants which attract bees.

Allium hybrid 'Quattro'

Common Name: Quattro Onion
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 32"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Prefers well drained soil. Drought tolerant and attracts bees and butterflies.


Alcea rosea 'Spring Celebrities Crimson'

Common Name: Spring Celebrities Crimson Hollyhock
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Dark Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

Fleuroselect winner. Formerly known as Sunset yellow. Scented foliage with yellow tubular flowers.


Alcea rosea 'Peach'

Common Name: Peach Halo Series Hollyhock
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Peach
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 60"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

First year blooming. Large single blooms with darker, contrasting centers. Large landscaping flower


Garden Notes: Best in back of border. Showy blooms, but can get coarse by end of summer. Grow among other varieties that will provide interest in its place.

Agastache aurantiaca 'Tango'

Common Name: Tango Hyssop
Bloom Season: Summer to Early Fall
Bloom Color: Red/Orange
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 12-18"
Mature Width: 15-18"
Description:

New for 2017, Fragrant, red orange blooms. Attracts birds, butterflies, and bees. It is also rabbit and deer resistant. A good plant for a classic southwest xeriscape look. Nice summer blooms.


Agastache aurantiaca 'Kiowa Sunset'

Common Name: Kiowa Sunset Hyssop
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 15-24"
Mature Width: 15-24"
Description:

Fleuroselect winner. Formerly known as Sunset yellow. Scented foliage with yellow tubular flowers.


Achillea millefolium 'Flowerburst Red'

Common Name: Flowerburst Red
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

New for 2017, various shades of red. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Makes nice cuttings for decoration.


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.