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Plants which attract bees.

Salvia darcyi x microphylla

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Common Name: Windwalker Royal Red Sage
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 48"

Salvia 'Maraschino'

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Common Name: Maraschino Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Cherry Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

NEW for 2013. A ZONE 6 variety.- It should survive our winters in good shape. It may prefer some afternoon shade.


Garden Notes: It likes a little better soil and additional moisture compared to most of our other Salvias. Should be a hummingbird magnet!

Perovskia 'Blue Spires'

Common Name: Blue Spires Russian Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 48"

Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavance Purple'

Common Name: Lavance Purple Lavender
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18
Description:

Pot plant or small plant for beds. Flowers first year. Deep purple flowers, numerous spikes. Fragrant container plant.


Aquilegia caerulea 'Swan Violet and White'

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Common Name: Swan Violet and White Columbine
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: Purple and White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade Shade

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

A hybrid derived from the Colorado state flower, the petals and spurs are an incredibly rich, shining violet-blue. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: The name honors the memory of the students and teachers of Columbine High School who shall never be forgotten. proceeds will benefit organizations that promote diversity and tolerance in schools.

Veronica spicata 'Rosea'

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Common Name: Rosea Speedwell
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 16"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Deep green foliage with long rose-pink flower spikes.


Veronica longifolia

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Common Name: Speedwell
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Tall upright plants with long terminal spikes of clear blue flowers- cutflower


Veronica pectinata

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Common Name: Wooly Speedwell
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 3"
Mature Width: Spreading
Description:

Forms a low growing mat of 3” high foliage. Spreads by stems that root at the joint for a nice groundcover. Produces outstanding blue blooms in spring.


Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

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Common Name: Homestead Purple
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Deep violet-purple flower clusters on vigorous, dark green foliage. Tender perennial. Needs good drainage.


Teucrium polium

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Common Name: Felty Germander
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lilac
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

A nice, low growing low care perennial. I’ve had it in my beds for a couple of years and enjoy its bright grey foliage.