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Butterfly Bush and other Top Plants for Your Butterfly Garden


Akebia longeracemosa "A collection from N. Taiwan. This makes a vigorous twining climber with semi-evergreen leaves composed of 5 slim leaflets. The scented blackish-maroon flowers are borne in pendulous racemes to 15cm long in spring. Purplish sausage shaped fruits can follow in autumn. Sun or semi-shade."


Cottage-Garden Plants


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Liatris spicata Kobold


Moon Flower - These flowers begin to open as the sun goes down and they have the most amazing fragrance. By morning they are gone.

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Candytuft: A garden must-have!

Candytuft: an evergreen perennial - growth habits are on this post. This is an easy plant to divide.

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Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Hearts...One of my favorite garden flowers. It's a shade lover so it grows well in my backyard.


13 Low-Maintenance Perennials

Gayfeather. The purple or white flower spikes add a vertical element to the middle to back of the perennial border. Gayfeather tolerates dry, poor soils. USDA Zones 3 to 10

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Pulmonaria Moonshine

Pulmonaria moonshine (lungwort). Spring blooming. Blue flowers. 15" tall, space 12-18" apart. Moist soil, full or part shade. Evergreen in my area.

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Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting® Amethyst

NEW! Hydrangea macrophylla Everlasting™ Amethyst - White Flower Farm

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Everyone Should Plant Angelonia

What does angelonia have going for it? It blooms nonstop all summer long. It comes in blues and purples (my favorites), as well as pinks and whites. It holds up well in hot spots. It handles drought like a champ. It can grow in wet soil. I hear (never tried it myself, though), that you can even put it in a water garden. It attracts butterflies. Some varieties are fragrant. Deer and rabbits usually leave it alone.

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Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges

Chaste tree Chaste tree is a drought-tolerant shrub with elegant divided compound leaves and fragrant lilac, blue, or white flowers borne in long panicles in late summer to autumn. Gardeners in Zone 5 can treat it like a perennial because it dies to the ground each winter but resprouts from the