Agastache 'Blue Fortune'

Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ (Anise hyssop, Giant hyssop) If you’re looking for a late-summer - early fall bloomer, this outstanding perennial is one that you’ve got to add to your garden. These attractive plants display their blooms at the time of year when many other annuals and perennials are starting to fade. ‘Blue Fortune’ grows 36” tall, 18” wide, and have strong upright stems that are topped with tiny, tube-shaped lavender-blue flowers that are tightly packed in rounded whorls. Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ is very heat and cold tolerant, is drought tolerant, and deer and rabbit resistant. Butterflies, hummingbirds and bees are attracted to the fragrant flowers, however most insect pests leave

Agastache 'Arizona Sandstone'

Agastache ‘Arizona Sandstone’ (aka Hyssop or Hummingbird Mint) This herbaceous perennial is an essential addition for any pollinator garden, as it is a magnet for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. ‘Arizona Sandstone’ produces an abundant display of flower spikes that are loaded with terra cotta colored tubular flowers. The colors of the blossoms are reminiscent of the beautiful sandstone rock formations found in Arizona. The dense clusters of flower spikes grow 8-10” tall and 8-10” wide. The foliage of ‘Arizona Sandstone’ is grey-green, have a minty scent, and have a high concentration of oils that make the plant unappealing to deer, rabbits and most insect pests. As with most Agastaches,

Geranium cantabrigiense 'Karmina'

Geranium cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’ This tried and true perennial creates a low-growing carpet that is filled with masses of rosey-lavender-pink flowers that stand atop mounded foliage. ‘Karmina’ is prized for its vigorous growth habit and can be used in borders, containers, and window boxes. It is a nice understory plant when combined with Gaura ‘Siskiyou Pink’ or Salvia ‘Wendy’s Wish’. Geranium cantabrigiense ‘Karmina’ grows 6-12 inches tall and 18-23 inches wide and does best if planted in full to part sun (afternoon shade inland). It blooms from spring through fall and the foliage turns an attractive shade of bronze-red as the weather cools. The fragrant blossoms attractive beneficial poll

Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed)

Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed) Asclepias crassavica is an excellent addition to any Butterfly garden. It is a favorite host plant for Monarch Butterflies and a great nectar source for all Butterflies. Milkweed is the only plant that the Monarch Butterfly lays their eggs on. The female lays her eggs on the underside of the Milkweed leaves, and 3-8 days later they hatch into larva or caterpillars. Caterpillars go through five major, distinct stages of growth and after each one, they molt, growing larger and developing their distinct banded appearance. All the while they are munching on the leaves of the Milkweed plant. For an interesting glimpse into the life cycle of the Monarch Bu

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