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Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

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

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12-18"
Mature Width: 12-18"

Lavandula angustifolia 'Lavance Deep Purple'

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

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 12"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Potted plant or small bedding plant. Flowers first year. Deep purple flowers, numerous spikes. Fragrant container plant.


Allium hybrid 'Quattro'

Common Name: Quattro Onion
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 32"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Prefers well drained soil. Drought tolerant and attracts bees and butterflies.


Parsley

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Common Name: Dark Green Italian Parsley
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

A good plant for seasoning food in the kitchen. Can also be a host plant for butterflies.


Garden Notes: This variety of parsley seems to be a better selection for the kitchen herb garden. The butterflies seem to leave it alone more and lay their eggs on the Triple Curled variety instead. Plant some of both and enjoy the butterflies while eating your Italian food.

Salvia officinalis

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

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Herb used for seasoning. Violet blooms attract small butterflies. Attractive plant. Gray-green leaves.


Garden Notes: Easy to grow plant. It survives our winters well. Makes a great addition to your herb garden.

Ruta graveolens

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Common Name: Rue
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Greenish/Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Aromatic, ferny, blue-green leaves. DO NOT EAT! Advertised as herb for salads, but may have side effects


Garden Notes: A GREAT plant to feed swallowtail caterpillars in your garden.

Parsley

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Common Name: Triple Curled Parsley
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Good for seasoning. Good plant for butterflies. Adults hang around to lay eggs on leaves, then caterpillars have food source when the eggs hatch. Plant enough for caterpillars and you to eat.


Garden Notes: This is one of the better plants to plant for a variety of butterflies to lay eggs on.

Foeniculum vulgare 'Smokey Fennel'

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Common Name: Smokey Fennel
Bloom Season: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Very nice, chocolate green, ferny foliage. It is nice for another color variation in the garden. Should feed caterpillars.


Garden Notes: Very nice combined with Florence Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare 'Florence Fennel'

Common Name: Florence Fennel
Bloom Season: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow Gold
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Looks a lot like dill. I plant it for another butterfly attractant. Caterpillars feed on leaves.