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Flowering plants which attract butterflies.

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 baccharifolius

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Common Name: Cutleaf Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

New for Canyon’s Edge in 2015. We liked the looks of it in its first year. It has a deep red bloom over deep green foliage on a nice, compact plant.


Penstemon alamoensis

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Common Name: Alamo Penstemon
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Red/Orange
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 14"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Gray- green leaves, nice red bloom. A smaller variety of Penstemon that would be good for the front of a border or rock garden. Little to no care needed. Provide decent drainage and do not over water.


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.


Osteospermum 'Purple Mountain'

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Common Name: Purple Mountain Sun Daisy
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Bright purple daisies over dark green foliage make an attractive plant. New for Canyon’s Edge in 2015. Needs nicely drained soil that is just lightly amended. Do not overwater, it likes it on the dry side.


Osteospermum 'Avalanche'

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Common Name: Osteospermum 'Avalanche'
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Pure white flowers over dark green foliage make an attractive plant. New for Canyon’s Edge in 2015. Needs nicely drained soil that is just lightly amended. Do not overwater, it likes it on the dry side.


Geranium cantabigiense 'Biokovo'

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Common Name: Biokovo Geranium
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

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

A nice, low growing plant that can spread to make a small scale ground cover.


Geranium magniflorum 'LaVeta Lace'

Common Name: LaVeta Lace Geranium
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Alpine perennial. Plant in a cooler spot in your garden, dappled sun. Leaves turn to purple and red in winter.


Geranium Crystal Rose

Common Name: Crystal Rose Geranium
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Pinkish Red
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Large pinkish red flowers compact form and evergreen