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Flowering plants which attract butterflies.

Veronica longifolia

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Common Name: Speedwell
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Tall upright plants with long terminal spikes of clear blue flowers- cutflower


Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

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Common Name: Homestead Purple
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Deep violet-purple flower clusters on vigorous, dark green foliage. Tender perennial. Needs good drainage.


Teucrium polium

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Common Name: Felty Germander
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lilac
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

A nice, low growing low care perennial. I’ve had it in my beds for a couple of years and enjoy its bright grey foliage.


Seseli gummiferum

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Common Name: Moon Carrot
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Pink maturing to White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

New for 2014. Nice basal rosette of lacy silver-blue foliage. The second year it produces a succession of five inch flowers.Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Flowers start out pink and fade to white. Biennial or short lived perennial.

Scutellaria suffrutescens

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Common Name: Pink Texas Skullcap
Bloom Season: All Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 15"
Description:

Rose-red blooms on neat 4-6" mounds all summer. Attractive rock garden plant. It likes a little extra water through its first season or two. A nice, slowly spreading perennial with a long bloom season.


Scutellaria resinosa

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Common Name: Skullcap
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Blue and White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: 10"
Description:

Roundish, resinous leaves. Mounding plant Small purple-blue flowers in spring- then sporadically through summer. Panhandle native.


Rosa 'Double Knockout'

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Common Name: Double Knockout Rose PP#16202
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 3-4'
Mature Width: 3-4'
Description:

Full double flowers for the classic rose look. Superior performance. It is resistant to black spot and very winter hardy.


Rhus 'Growlow'

Common Name: Growlow Sumac
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 8'

Penstemon pseudospectabilis

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Common Name: Snapdragon Penstemon
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Hummingbirds, Large blue-green leaves. Long blooming rambling plant to 3 ft. needs good drainage. Some plants may get ragged looking and need to be pruned back, but this variety is proving to be one of the more dependable penstemons for me. It has a long bloom season.- great for hummingbirds. Plant Select® award winner.


Penstemon parryi

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Common Name: Parry's Penstemon
Bloom Season: Early Spring
Bloom Color: Pink
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

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

Many dark pink flower stalks from rosettes. Good winter foliage. A nice penstemon to grow. It provides a nice rosy shade of bloom.