Also called false indigo for the rich blue shade of its flowers, this hardy perennial fills the spring garden with elegant spires of pealike blooms. It withstands drought -- and deer, rabbits, and other critters leave it alone. The bluish-green foliage looks great all summer long, and the charcoal-black seedpods create fun contrast in fall. Name: Baptisia australis Zones: 3-8
Hardy Verbena Easy-Care, No-Mow Carpet Weaves a thick, luxurious mat of foliage just 4 in. high; spreads rapidly. Absolutely loaded with royal purple flowers from early summer to frost—provides a full summer of color. Prefers full sun. Potted plants. Zones 5-9. This plant attracts butterflies.
Butterfly Blue Scabiosa Butterflies simply love them! This terrific plant starts blooming by early summer and continues blooming until mid fall. Deadheading will ensure continued blooming. An excellent choice for mass planting, edging borders, containers and rock gardens. Product Information: Light: Full sun to partial shade Height: 12-15" Deer Resistant Bloom Time: Summer Size: Potted Zones: 3 to 9
1 for $7.99,2 for $5.99 each Blue Queen Salvia, ich violet-blue,Butterflies, Heat- and drought-resistant, Flowers have long staying power well into fall. It is an excellent choice for cut-flower arrangements, and can be dried as well. - 15-18" tall, 12-18" wide.flourish in partially shaded spaces or areas that receive generous amounts of sun, and they require very little maintenance. -
PERRENNIAL: Bee balm- attracts butterflies and helpful bees. Established plants tend to spread, especially in damp soil. This plant is extremely prone to mildew problems, so be sure to plant in full sun. Light: Sun,Part Sun Zones: 3-9 Plant Type: Perennial Plant Height: 1-4 feet tall Plant Width: To 2 feet wide Bloom Time: Blooms mid- to late summer and into fall, depending on variety
Allium ‘Millenium’ is a versatile perennial for a sunny garden because of its compact upright habit and resistance to all types of pests. It is also drought tolerant and loved by butterflies and bees. Though the fragrant blooms are very attractive in midsummer, the seed heads are the real floral feature. They last for several months, providing interest in the garden until late winter.