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Dianthus x barbatus 'Amazon Neon Purple'

Common Name: Amazon Neon Purple Dianthus
Bloom Season: Spring to Late Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 20"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Frilly edged flowers, glossy deep green leaves make an excellent cut flower. Nice deep red, deadheading improves looks, keeps flowers coming.


Antirrinum pendula 'Magic Lanterns' Snapdragon

Common Name: Magic Lanterns Snapdragon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Mixed
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: Trailing
Description:

Trial for 2018


Doliolichos lablab

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Common Name: Ruby Moon Hyacinth Bean
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10'
Mature Width: 3'
Description:

Showy climber with green and purple colored foliage and shiny reddish-purple 2-3” seed pods. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Seed pods can be used in dried arrangements. Great to be trained for climbing on trellises and arbors. Fast growing vine, an annual, but very easy and very showy.

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.