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Plants which attract bees.

Agastache 'Black Adder'

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Common Name: Black Adder Hyssop
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

Has summer long, showy blooms that will attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Nice dark leaves.


Garden Notes: Recommended by several customers. I've had it for two years and has performed very well for me. Part shade to light sun. Protect from harsh winds. Comes back very well.

Salvia transylvanica 'Blue Spires'

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Common Name: Blue Spires Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Blue-Violet
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Wispy, mid-blue flower spikes on tall stems, excellent mid border plant.


Garden Notes: New for 2014

Salvia transylvanica 'Blue Cloud'

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Common Name: Blue Cloud Sage
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Sky blue flowers, free flowering, easily adapts to varying climates. Large coarse leaves deadheading needed, large blue flowers.


Garden Notes: New for 2014. Dallas Arboretum Award Winner. Nicer than pratensis.

Salvia lemmonii

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Common Name: Lemmon's Sage
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Airy plant, small leaves, long bloom season. This variety is a lot like a relaxed Salvia ‘Furman's Red’ . A little taller, more open, more at ease with itself. A good companion for your garden!


Salvia greggii 'White'

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Common Name: White Autumn Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

First offered in 2013. Looks like a normal autumn sage and has white blooms.


Garden Notes: First planted in our beds in 2013. Nice white blooms for a long season. It has survived our winters well.

Salvia greggii 'Violet'

Common Name: Violet Texas Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

This plant has a bright violet bloom.


Salvia greggii 'Raspberry'

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Common Name: Raspberry Autumn Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

Bright Red blooms and deep green foliage. Can get rather large with regular watering.


Garden Notes: New for 2014. Listed as a zone 8 plant. May not survive our winters.

Salvia greggii 'Purple 13'

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Common Name: Purple Autumn Sage 2013
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

New for 2013- This variety has toothed leaf margins.


Garden Notes: Hardiness unknown, but I expect that it will survive well.

Salvia greggii 'Purple 12'

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Common Name: Purple Autumn Sage 2012
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Nice bloomer. Good for Hummingbirds. Nice medium purple color. This variety of purple Texas Autumn Sage has smooth leaves.


Garden Notes: Has survived our winters well.

Salvia greggii 'Lipstick'

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Common Name: Lipstick Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Magenta
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Nice magenta color and blooms through the summer.


Garden Notes: A ZONE 7 Plant . It will be iffy to survive winter temps below 0 degrees, but it has survived for several years in our trial beds.