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Plants which attract bees.

Salvia greggii 'Lavender and White'

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

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Lovely two-toned flowers that are light purple and white.


Garden Notes: Has overwintered for us in our trial beds.

Salvia greggii 'Flame'

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Common Name: Flame Sage
Bloom Season: Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Flame has a bright red bloom. It is shown as a zone 7-8 perennial. (It may not survive the winters below 0 degrees here), but it will provide summer long, showy blooms.


Garden Notes: Provide protection from the North wind and mulch heavily in winter to increase the odds of it surviving a colder season.

Salvia greggii 'Black Cherry'

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Common Name: Black Cherry
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Deep Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Deepest red blooms of the Salvia greggiis that I have found.


Garden Notes: It has been hardy for several years for me with no protection. Will die back in winter. Prune to new growth in spring.

Salvia greggii 'Blue Note'

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Common Name: Blue Note
Bloom Season: Summer to Early Fall
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

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

Medium sized plant with bright blue flowers


Garden Notes: Hardy to zone 7. Should overwinter if planted in a warm location.

Salvia farinacea 'Strata'

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Common Name: Strata
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White and Blue
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

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

Bicolor flower, silver calyx with blue corollas, compact inflorescence.


Garden Notes: All American and Fleuroselect winner.

Salvia darcyi 'Pscarl'

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Common Name: Mexican Sage Vermillion Bluffs
Bloom Season: Summer to Early Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 40"
Description:

Plant Select, large, brilliant red blooms begin once it gets hot. Long bloom season. Showy blooms great for hummingbirds.


Garden Notes: Makes a very large easy going plant- up to five ft wide. Flowers rise above loose, nearly relaxed foliage. Give it plenty of room.Dies completely to the ground, but comes back well the next year.

Veronica spicata 'Pink Goblin'

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Common Name: Blue Carpet
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 8"
Description:

Long bloom season if deadheaded. Small glossy green leaves send up tall spikes of flowers.


Verbena speciosa

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Common Name: Imagination Verbena
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 20"
Description:

All-American and Fleuroselect winner. Small flowers of intense blue-violet in masses for bedding, container.


Garden Notes: This may be my favorite plant to attract and feed adult butterflies. It begins blooming early and doesn't stop until a hard freeze. It is an annual, but reseeds itself to begin blooming for next years go round.

Teucrium hyrcanicum

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Common Name: Purple Tails
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 20"
Description:

Masses of purple spikes over dark green aromatic foliage, borders, perennial containers.


Teucrium chamaedris

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Common Name: Germander
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose/Red
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 4"
Description:

Semi-evergreen shrublet, Spreads to make groundcover, dry partial shaded areas, takes pruning well, cut back after blooming to promote bushiness.